UK : WHEN EMPLOYERS INVEST IN EDUCATION, EVERYONE IS WORKING TOGETHER

A graduate levy paid by businesses will help keep tuition costs down while still producing the skilled graduates the economy needs. Every few years, you can count on a return of the Olympics, a farewell tour by Elton John and a review by the government of English higher education funding. The balance is adjusted between

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USA : TRAINING THE NEXT GENERATION OF DOCTORS AND NURSES

For decades, medical education has followed a timeworn path — heaps of book learning and lectures, then clinical rotations exposing students to patients. But as technology explodes into patient care (surgeons can preview operations using virtual 3-D images built from a patient’s scans), the gap between medical education and real-world care has “become a chasm,”

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FRANCE : NON-EU INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS TO PAY MUCH HIGHER FEES

The French government is proposing to charge higher fees to foreign students from outside the European Union from the next university year, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has announced. At present these students pay the same fees as French and EU students. All students studying in a French university pay €170 (US$194) a year for a licence,

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CANADA’S SURGE IN FOREIGN STUDENTS TESTS ITS TOLERANT SPIRIT

Colleges confront challenges around hostility on campus and concerns over plagiarism. Canada’s reputation for tolerance and inclusion is increasingly being tested on campuses in the wake of the country’s international student boom, a conference heard. The number of international students at Canadian universities increased by 11 per cent last year, with learners thought to be increasingly shifting

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IRELAND : RADICAL IRISH GENDER PLAN ‘COULD BE MODEL FOR EUROPE’

Frustration with ‘snail’s pace’ progress across continent leads Irish government to back financial sanctions against universities that miss targets. The Republic of Ireland’s radical plan to dock universities up to a tenth of their core funding if they fail to hit ambitious gender targets could spur further direct government interventions across Europe to get more

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UAE : LEARNING OUTSIDE SCHOOLS GAINS TRACTION IN DUBAI

The part-time schooling project, called rahhal, is expected to revolutionise the education sector in the emirate. The traditional style of teaching and learning in Dubai is becoming outdated as new disruptive ways take the lead. The part-time schooling project, called Rahhal, is expected to revolutionise the education sector in the emirate as it allows students

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AUSTRALIA : INTERNATIONAL STUDENT BOOM COULD EVAPORATE, EXPERTS WARN

On the surface, Australia has been enormously successful in selling higher education to foreign students. But experts warn that the situation facing the nation’s top universities is dangerously precarious. This year, Australia’s education institutions are collectively expected to generate more than AU$32 billion (US$23 billion) in export revenue from the fees and living expenses outlaid

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UK : LONDON : INTERVIEW WITH FRANCIS J RICCIARDONE, PRESIDENT, AUC, EGYPT

During an event in London to raise scholarship funds for AUC, The PIE caught up with the president of this US-accredited university in Cairo to talk about its ambitions as a global university in Egypt. The PIE: To ask to what extent do you feel American University of Cairo is a global university? FR: It is definitely a global

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UK : MINISTERS PUSH ON WITH £11K FEES FOR TWO-YEAR DEGREES IN ENGLAND

After consultation, proposals set to go to Parliamentary vote. The UK government is pressing ahead with plans to raise the annual fee cap to £11,100 for two-year degrees in England, to boost accelerated courses and “encourage new providers into the market”. The Department for Education announced the move after a consultation on the plans, which will require votes

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AUSTRALIA : VOCATIONAL EDUCATION CAN SOLVE OVERSUPPLY OF GRADUATES

In many wealthy countries, including my own of Australia, 40% of young adults are likely to achieve a bachelor degree or above. But policy-makers and others wonder whether we might have too much of a good thing. ‘Overqualification’ is observed in labour markets around the world. While people with any qualification can be classed as such in jobs that don’t require it,

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