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UK: Industrial action halts some university classes

Dom, 04/12/2011 - 09:05
Teaching was called off at some universities during Britain's biggest industrial action for a generation, as support staff and academics mounted strikes over pension cuts, writes John Morgan for ...
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ASIA: New deal reached on degree recognition

Dom, 04/12/2011 - 09:04
A student who completes a three-year undergraduate course in China or Australia will be recognised as a holder of a bachelors degree in Korea under a recently revised agreement on academic recognit...
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US-CHINA: Academic freedom ends at classroom door

Dom, 04/12/2011 - 09:03
In the 25 years Johns Hopkins University and Nanjing University have run a joint campus in China, it has never published an academic journal. When American student Brendon Stewart (27) tried last y...
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INDONESIA: New audit for state universities

Dom, 04/12/2011 - 09:01
In an attempt to evaluate their effectiveness, Indonesia's education and culture ministry will implement an audit of programmes at state universities next year. Deputy Education Minister Musliar Ka...
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UK: LSE criticised for links with Gaddafi regime

Dom, 04/12/2011 - 09:00
Britain's London School of Economics has been heavily criticised for a "chapter of failures" in its links with the former Muammar Gaddafi regime in Libya, reports Stuart Hughes for ...
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INDIA: Oxford denies 'censorship' in essay row

Dom, 04/12/2011 - 08:59
Oxford University Press last week said that its decision to discontinue publishing and selling AK Ramanujan's essay, "Three Hundred Ramayanas", was based on "commercial considerations". It denied a...
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US: Better data may mean better pass rates - report

Dom, 04/12/2011 - 08:58
American colleges may be able to improve their graduation rates by gaining a better understanding of the students they enroll, according to a report released last week, writes Kaustuv Basu for ...
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US: More colleges offer four-year degree guarantees

Dom, 04/12/2011 - 08:57
More colleges in the US are offering four-year degree guarantees, where parents do not pay extra if their child's education spills over into additional semesters, writes Emily Glazer for ...
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EGYPT: Science city to spawn national research network

Dom, 04/12/2011 - 08:56
Egypt is to establish a network of universities and research centres that will collaborate with the country's planned US$2 billion science city, which is scheduled to open its doors to students in ...
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SCOTLAND: Top universities slated for £36,000 fees

Dom, 04/12/2011 - 08:55
Scotland's Education Secretary Mike Russell has criticised the universities of Edinburgh and St Andrews for failing to show restraint after setting tuition fees at the highest level possible for UK...
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UK: University applications drop after fees hike

Dom, 04/12/2011 - 08:54
The number of British students applying to university has slumped by more than 15% amid a public backlash over a sharp hike in tuition fees, writes Graeme Paton for The Telegra...
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UK: Top classicist quits in row over university cuts

Dom, 04/12/2011 - 08:53
One of Britain's most respected classicists, Professor Edith Hall, has resigned as head of a leading academic department in protest against impending budget cuts. Despite winning the support of wel...
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US: Push for independent board at Oregon

Dom, 04/12/2011 - 08:52
The University of Oregon must push for its own governing board, said many angry professors and students rallying on campus in the wake of the firing of President Richard Lariviere, writes Bill Grav...
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US: Three knocked out of New York university bid

Dom, 04/12/2011 - 08:51
Three of the seven elite universities vying to build a 'genius school' in New York City have been knocked out of the highly competitive contest, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said last week. The city has...
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AUSTRALIA: University intake to follow demand

Dom, 04/12/2011 - 08:50
University entry cut-offs for 2012 will fall, experts say, making it easier for students who have just finished year 12 to enrol in popular degrees, writes Natalie Craig for Th...
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NEW ZEALAND: Deficit looms as insurance cost doubles

Dom, 04/12/2011 - 08:49
Canterbury University in New Zealand's insurance premiums have more than doubled since the February earthquake and it now expects to operate with a $15 million (US$15.3 million) deficit next year. ...
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YEMEN: Questions remain for Sana'a University students

Dom, 04/12/2011 - 08:48
Students of Sana'a University are worried about resuming study at the headquarters of the institution, where protesters have been demanding an end to Ali Abdullah Saleh's regime, writes Malak Shahe...
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SOUTH AFRICA: First Oprah Winfrey class graduates

Dom, 04/12/2011 - 08:47
The first graduating pupils at Oprah Winfrey's school for South African girls have finished their exams, with all of them set for university studies, reports Associated Pres ...
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PAKISTAN: US higher education aid to improve ties

Dom, 04/12/2011 - 08:40
United States aid to higher education has assumed a greater role in ...
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RUSSIA: Duma simplifies foreign degree recognition

Dom, 04/12/2011 - 08:35
The Russian parliament, the State Duma, has adopted a bill which wil...
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