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First IAU Task Force on Access to Higher Education: Summary report

The Task Force was set by the International Association of Universities (IAU) to pursue the initiati... (+more) Edition: 2006, 12

Germany: Second round of the Excellence Initiative

The Excellence Initiative in Germany, co-organised by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Resear... (+more) Edition: 2007, 1

Norway finances Masters in the South

NOMA, Norad’s (Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation) programme for Master Studies, has bee... (+more) Edition: 2007, 1

Austria: new ministers, new ministries, and a compromise on tuition fees

After months of negotiations, the Austrian Peoples’ Party (ÖVP) and the Social Democrats (SPÖ) f... (+more) Edition: 2007, 1

Germany improves conditions for foreign researchers

The Universities of Bochum, Bonn and Marburg have become ‘Welcome Centres for internationally mobi... (+more) Edition: 2007, 1

The UK attracts more EU students

The UK’s Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) has recently presented, in collaboration with D... (+more) Edition: 2007, 1

The Netherlands: new government, new education priorities

On Thursday 22 February 2007 Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands appointed a new Dutch government, bear... (+more) Edition: 2007, 3

UK students benefit financially despite university fee hike

A counter-intuitive report produced by PricewaterhouseCoopers and commissioned by Universities UK in... (+more) Edition: 2007, 2

Norway and Spain should boost innovation, study recommends

As in the case of Switzerland (see earlier in this edition), the OECD has also warned Spain and Norw... (+more) Edition: 2007, 2

First female president named at Harvard

Harvard University has just become the fourth American Ivy League University to name a woman as Pres... (+more) Edition: 2007, 2

Educational R&D staggers in Switzerland, OECD says

Switzerland, one of the smallest yet richest countries in the world, is facing a call to improve its... (+more) Edition: 2007, 2

Technology institutes integrated in Ireland

In an effort to bring greater cohesion to higher education in Ireland, the Irish Minister for Educat... (+more) Edition: 2007, 2

New Indian legislation on affirmative action

A bill passed in India’s parliament in December 2006 will have a drastic influence on India’s un... (+more) Edition: 2007, 2

Merging Finnish higher education institutions

A working group on Finland’s higher education (lead by the Secrtary of State Raimo Sailas) produce... (+more) Edition: 2007, 2

Bill seeks to push US students to study in non-traditional destinations

Determined to encourage more American students to study abroad in non-traditional destinations, two ... (+more) Edition: 2007, 3

Scotland improves student funding for part-time students

In support of part-time and flexible learning options, the Scottish Minister of Lifelong Learning, N... (+more) Edition: 2007, 3

OECD urges Spain for innovation

A recent OECD Policy Brief pointed out Spain’s remarkable performance in terms of growth. However,... (+more) Edition: 2007, 3

A new beginning for Bulgaria’s state universities

The Bulgarian Education Minister Daniel Valchev recently announced that as of 1 October 2007, state-... (+more) Edition: 2007, 3

Private higer education in China

China’s education minister has recently released a regulation tightening the hold on profit-making... (+more) Edition: 2007, 3

Asia-Pacific Association for International Education (APAIE): second conference

The Asia-Pacific Association for International Education (APAIE), a young organisation with a broad ... (+more) Edition: 2007, 3