The In Focus section of the magazine includes 10 papers focusing on the theme: Student Tuition Fees – perspectives from around the world.
The magazine also provides further details of the IAU 2014 International Conference, on the theme: Blending Higher Education and Traditional Knowledge for Sustainable Development, to take place in Peru, in March 2014, at the Universidad Cientifica del Peru.
It also includes updates on recent IAU work and projects including for example, the IAU’s workshop on Open Educational Resources that took place in Ghana last September; the IAU- ACUP workshop on Doctoral Education and e supervision, which took place in Spain in October; the IAU Equitable Access and Success Workshop, that took place at the EAN World Congress on Access to post-Secondary Education, in Canada in October; and the IAU capacity building workshop on Internationalization which took place in Malaysia, in November 2013. It lists the new Members of IAU, the Association’s latest publications and a selection of books received at the IAU. Gilles Breton (University of Ottawa, Canada) writes about the book Handbook on Globalization and Higher Education. The magazine concludes with a Calendar of Events.
The next issue (Vol.20 No.1) will report on the outcomes of the IAU 2014 Annual Conference, and focus on MOOCS and OER.