BERLIN: A PARADISE FOR BREXIT REFUGEES?

The prospect of a ‘no-deal Brexit’, which would sharply hinder British science in its cooperation with the continent at large, is looming on the horizon. This coupled with rising tuition fees is driving British students away, and Berlin is all too happy to have them. This is a troubling time for British universities. The prospect of

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CANADA : WARNING OVER IMPACT OF INDIGENOUS DISCRIMINATION CASE IN CANADA

A Legal battle between Aboriginal former dean and university could halt institutions’ progress on indigenisation, scholars say. Efforts to increase the number of Indigenous academics in Canadian universities could be knocked off course after a high-profile Aboriginal dean sued her institution for discrimination, it has been warned. Angelique EagleWoman, who became the first Indigenous law school

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UK : LEADING A UNIVERSITY IN FINANCIALLY CHALLENGING TIMES

Diverse university funding systems in different countries around the world and varying degrees of autonomy lead universities to develop different strategic responses. Despite these differences, all universities face increasingly complex and fast-changing environments. Whatever their challenging contexts are, university leaders need to position their institutions on the national, European and global stages and they can

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USA : UC REGENTS APPROVE BUDGET TO ENROLL 2,500 MORE CALIFORNIA STUDENTS WITHOUT A TUITION HIKE

University of California regents on Thursday approved a $9.3-billion budget that will add 2,500 more California undergraduates and increase support for struggling students without raising tuition in the next academic year. The spending plan marks the first step in a four-year blueprint to boost enrollment, improve student success and reinvest in faculty and research. UC

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GLOBAL : THE ROLE OF HE IN A POLITICALLY DISRUPTED WORLD

How can higher education institutions model open, democratic and engaged communities? How can they initiate social and cultural change? Those two questions are vital in today’s world, particularly because analyses of election returns have repeatedly demonstrated the consistent impact of higher education on voting choices. A key concept in searching for answers is that of

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UK: ENGLISH FEES RISE IN DOCK OVER UK GRADE INFLATION

More than 40 per cent of firsts last year were ‘unexplained’, finds UUK-commissioned report. Most of the rising share of first-class degrees in the UK over the past decade is “unexplained” by factors such as improvements in student entry standards, and the tripling of English tuition fees in 2012 may be a reason instead, a key

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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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