30 mai 2016

Scottish universities increasingly reliant on fee income

Scottish universities are increasingly relying on income from tuition fees rather than public funding, prompting warnings that a two-tier system is being created, writes Andrew Denholm for Herald Scotland. Read more...

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Harvard bars all-male club members from leading groups

Students who join Harvard’s male-only social clubs won’t be able to serve as sports captains or leaders of other campus groups starting in autumn 2017, writes Collin Binkley for Associated Press. Read more...

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‘Sloppy’ laws deny refunds to international students

Several Swedish colleges and universities are charging students who hope to come to Sweden to study from outside the European Union thousands of krona in tuition fees, even when the students never actually make it to Sweden, reports Swedish Radio News. Read more...

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Research minister outlines steps to reduce red tape

Major changes are coursing through France’s research and higher education system, many of them intended to simplify bureaucracy and promote research excellence, writes Declan Butler for Nature. Read more...

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More students expected to choose Australian universities

More Singaporean students are expected to head to Australian universities to pursue higher education following Singapore’s recent decision to recognise more Australian degrees in the fields of law, medicine and allied health, as part of the Singapore-Australia Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, writes Hetty Musfirah Abdul Khamid for Channel News Asia. Read more...

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Party faces daunting task in rebuilding universities

Decades of brutal military rule destroyed the country’s higher education system but the co-ruling National League for Democracy has long said that education reform is a top priority. The new government of President Htin Kyaw and his Minister of Education Myo Thein Gyi are now faced with the daunting task of rebuilding a higher education system that until the 1962 army coup was considered among the best in Asia, write Htet Khaung Linn and Ei Cherry Aung for Myanmar Now. Read more...

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Universities ‘most exposed’ to Brexit – Moody’s

No doubt the ‘leave’ campaign will disagree, but universities would be among the most vulnerable public bodies if Britons were to vote to break ties with the European Union in the forthcoming EU membership referendum, reports the Financial Times. Read more...

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MPs endorse proposals to clip universities’ wings

Parliament’s portfolio committee on higher education and training last week adopted the bill that critics say will give the state sweeping powers over universities and colleges, writes Bekezela Phakathi for Times Live. Read more...

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Leicester universities' goals after football triumph

Leicester's universities are hoping that Leicester City's fairy-tale success in football could also bring them a happy ending, in terms of raising their global profile and attracting overseas students, writes Matt Pickles for the BBC. Read more...

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Brexit could scupper EU investment funding for universities

By Yojana Sharma. In the past few months, each time the European Investment Bank, or EIB, announced major funding to a British university it has set or equalled a new record for higher education lending. Read more...

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