08 février 2016

HEA subscription fees to double for most universities

By Chris Havergal. Shake-up at teaching organisation will also see academics charged a membership fee and required to complete CPD if they want to remain fellows. More...

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TEF: government under fire on link to multiple fee caps

By John Morgan. UUK and GuildHE lead critical response to Green Paper fee plans, as Jo Johnson faces ‘high stakes’ in HE bill battle. More...

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Free university tuition ‘could lead to poor subsidising the rich’

By Ellie Bothwell. Disadvantaged are under-represented in degree study because they are ‘simply not smart enough’, says researcher. More...

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Universities follow suit: Tampere cheaper for foreign students than Helsinki in 2017

Yle logoThe University of Helsinki announced last week that it would be charging students coming from non-EU and non-EEA countries tuition for studying in its programmes. Finland's other institutions of higher education are also starting to deliver their estimates on foreign students' school payments. More...

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Beyond conspiracy: Why TEF plus fees may drive efficiency

Afficher l'image d'origineBy Gordon McKenzie. On the 15th January 1965 the Who released their first album, I Can’t Explain. Fifty-one years later many people in the sector are scratching their heads seeking the explanation why the Government is going to so much trouble, by linking the TEF and fees, to split a tiny inflation increase into even more minuscule parts.

It’s just not plausible, they say: up to four levels of TEF; the panels; the judgments; the risk of legal challenge. No one is that irrational: there must be a hidden reason. Read more...

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03 février 2016

Stephen Gordon: How to get more Canadians into university? Don’t reduce tuition fees

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Stephen Gordon: How to get more Canadians into university? Don’t reduce tuition fees
Stephen Gordon, National Post, 2016/01/27
This is an old (old old old) argument, yet it gets trotted out every once in a while by some economist. The perpetrator in this case is Stephen Gordon from Laval. Here's the gist: higher-income students form the majority at universities, so higher-income students would benefit disproportionately from tuition fee reductions, therefore, fees should not be reduced. More...

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Coursera rolls out fees for graded assignments

By Sara Custer. Leading MOOC platform Coursera has announced it will begin charging students to submit assignments for grading in certain courses, in its latest move to generate revenue from the thousands of free online courses supported by the platform and created by 120 top universities. More...

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Registration fees postponed after #FeesMustFall unrest

By Munyaradzi Makoni. South Africa’s #FeesMustFall movement has found resonance in neighbouring Namibia, where student protests last week resulted in the government postponing registration fee payment at the Namibia University of Science and Technology or NUST. Read more...

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24 janvier 2016

Gratuité du 1er cycle ?

Sur le blog "Histoires d'universités" de Pierre Dubois. New York Times, 20 janvier 2016, Should College Be Free ?  Six libres opinions. Signalement de l’article du NYT par Samuel Bliman. Pour aller plus loin : 102 chroniques du blog sur les droits d’inscription. Suite...

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University of Illinois plans tuition freeze — again

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. For the second year in a row, University of Illinois is poised to freeze tuition for new in-state undergraduates next academic year, a decision aimed at attracting students who have been leaving the state as costs have increased and the state's financial outlook is uncertain. More...

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