Higher Education News

Different approaches to fees for international students

University World News - April 4, 2015 - 12:06am
All Nordic countries offer free higher education to their citizens. Traditionally, international students have also been able to study for free in this region but in 2006 Denmark introduced tuitio ...
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Students occupy buildings at London universities

University World News - April 3, 2015 - 11:14pm
Students occupied buildings at three London universities recently in what they claim is a nationwide protest against an "increasingly neoliberal, undemocratic and restrictive education system", wr ...
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Missing students: fear and distrust six months on

University World News - April 3, 2015 - 11:08pm
It is six months since 43 college students went missing in the Mexican state of Guerrero. They disappeared after clashes with police in the town of Iguala, reports Katy Watson for ...
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U-Multirank throws up surprises in new league tables

University World News - March 30, 2015 - 6:08pm
New global university rankings released on 30 March and funded by the European Commission, U-Multirank shows the continuing dominance by US universities for their research publications and patents ...
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Welsh ministers to monitor vice-chancellors' pay

University World News - March 28, 2015 - 6:42am
The grip on vice-chancellor salaries is tightening after ministers agreed to monitor senior pay and awards in Wales' university sector, writes Gareth Evans for Wales Online ...
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Universities under fire over zero-hours contracts

University World News - March 28, 2015 - 6:34am
Scottish universities which use zero-hours contracts to employ staff have been urged to outlaw the controversial practice, writes Andrew Denholm for Herald Scotland.

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UK's first global higher education centre launched

University World News - March 28, 2015 - 4:40am
The UK's first research Centre for Global Higher Education is being established by the UCL Institute of Education, or IOE, in partnership with Lancaster University and the University of Sheffield. ...
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Marginson to head global HE centre

The Australian - March 27, 2015 - 12:45pm
A new $11 million social research centre in the UK will put global higher education under the spotlight.
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Wonkhe’s wonky power list

The Australian - March 27, 2015 - 9:07am
Who’s who on the list; Circling for for a fight; The art of motorcycle maintenance
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Blogs and essays can complement but not replace each other, study finds

Inside Higher Ed - News - March 24, 2015 - 6:00pm

U. of Michigan researcher finds that different formats for assignments result in notably different qualities of writing.

Editorial Tags: Blogging
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A compact made in heaven (not)

The Australian - March 24, 2015 - 8:08am
MyUniversity mark II will have blanket coverage; Harmony in higher ed land; Sticking it up your ... portfolio
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Student unrest on wane thanks to democratisation

University World News - March 21, 2015 - 12:48am
These days, fewer vice-chancellors of African universities are having sleepless nights worrying about students staging violent riots and possibly clashing with a coercive one-party state security ...
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Harmonisation of higher education speeds up

University World News - March 21, 2015 - 12:44am
Delegates attending the African Higher Education Summit held in Dakar, Senegal, agreed to promote harmonisation of the continent's higher education systems through accreditation and mutual recogni ...
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Producing unemployable graduates wastes time and money

University World News - March 21, 2015 - 12:42am
Producing university graduates with degrees and skills that have limited practical use in Africa's job markets constitutes a massive waste of time and money, according to Bridget Crompton, a senio ...
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LSE students challenge university 'corporatisation'

University World News - March 21, 2015 - 12:39am
A group of 20 or more students have begun an occupation of a key administration room at the London School of Economics in protest against "profit-driven education".

The group describes itself a ...
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Region heading for HE 'powerhouse' status

University World News - March 21, 2015 - 12:34am
Many Asian countries have been setting ambitious goals to expand and improve their higher education sectors to respond to their growing aspirational middle class and as a result are on the way to ...
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Blacklisted scholar receives 'best research work' award

University World News - March 20, 2015 - 11:00pm
Plagiarism at the higher education level has been an open secret, with many suspected plagiarists holding senior faculty positions in different universities across the country. But in a comical tu ...
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Chicago community college quickly improves completion rates

Inside Higher Ed - News - March 19, 2015 - 6:00pm

Kennedy-King College in Chicago increased completion rates by 50 percent in five years, earning a new Aspen Institute award for the community college, which enrolls mostly low-income and minority students.

Editorial Tags: Curriculum
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