28 juillet 2015

Brazil has tuition-free college — but it comes with a catch

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "http://uk.businessinsider.com"By Abby Jackson. When American politicians laud free college plans overseas, they tend to identify European countries, such as Germany or Sweden, as noteworthy examples.
Not as commonly discussed, Brazil also offers free college to its citizens, and its free colleges are actually more prestigious than the private institutions that charge tuition. More...

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Budget 2015: Universities will be allowed to raise fees beyond £9,000, says George Osborne

The IndependentBy Richard Garner. Universities will be able to raise fees from their record level of £9,000 a year, the Chancellor has declared.
He made it clear that those who could show good quality would be allowed to raise their fees by the level of inflation from the academic year 2017/8. More...

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Major Armenian universities hold rector elections

By Gohar Abrahamyan. Ahead of the new academic year leading Armenian universities are holding rector elections with new promises and new expectations. More...

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US universities on symbolic visit to Iran

http://static.bbci.co.uk/frameworks/barlesque/2.5.10/desktop/3.5/img/blq-blocks_grey_alpha.pngBy Sean Coughlan. A group of senior United States university representatives has visited Iran, in what is believed to be the biggest academic delegation since the 1970s.
As relations between the two countries begin to thaw, the delegation met representatives of 13 Iranian universities and research institutes. More...

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Ireland's 'crippling rent crisis' fohttprces students to sleep rough in cars and streets - or share beds with complete strangers

The IndependentBy Aftab Ali. The college and university accommodation crisis in Ireland has become ‘so chronic’ that students are being forced to sleep rough, share a bed with strangers – or give up on studying altogether. More...

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More students apply for Islamic studies

By Hans Nicholas Jong. Students are flocking into Islamic-based higher education institutions as the government plans to turn Indonesia into a global center for Islamic study. 
The Religious Affairs Ministry, in charge of managing Islamic higher education institutions, said on Thursday that the number of applicants taking the entrance exam for public Islamic universities grew 10 percent to 77,224 people compared with last year. More...

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A human needs a large hole in the head – to be smart

By Geoff Maslen. The intelligence of animals can be estimated by the size of the holes in the skull which the arteries pass through, according to novel research by biologists at the University of Adelaide. Read more...

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Schools are the new battleground for foreign students

By Brendan O’Malley. School education should be used as a recruiting ground for foreign students to secure higher education enrolments, according to a Victoria government paper published last Tuesday. Read more...

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Competitors challenge universities on employability

By Richard Garrett. In March of 2015, Universities Australia, the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and a number of other organisations launched a national strategy for work-integrated learning. Read more...

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Visa restrictions limit academic freedom

By Jeffrey Herlihy-Mera. A few months ago, New York University Professor Andrew Ross was denied entry to the United Arab Emirates, or UAE, on ideological grounds. The incident put academic freedom in the Arab World under a microscope, but the coverage failed to recognise that the US has similarly unethical restrictions for non-citizen scholars. Read more...

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