Archive for July, 2017

Russia to triple the number of international students

July 31, 2017

By Eugene Vorotnikov – University World News.

Russia plans to more than triple the number of foreign students studying at its universities over the next eight years, with a 50% increase by 2019. New courses will be introduced and Russian citizenship offered to top applicants to attract more international students.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170622142712791

Povl Tiedemann
July 2017

International students may have to renew visas yearly – US

July 30, 2017

By Mary Beth Marklein – in University World News.

A change to foreign student visa policies reportedly being discussed at the United States Department of Homeland Security would require international students to reapply annually for permission to stay in the United States.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170713111921615

Povl Tiedemann
July 2017

Most Republicans say colleges are bad for America

July 29, 2017

By Polly Mosendz and Shahien Nasiripour for Bloomberg – in University World News.

America’s colleges are harming the country, the majority of Republicans now say. It’s a strong downward slide in public opinion that, some experts fear, could exacerbate growing divides among Americans and lead to higher levels of student debt.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170715062511178

Povl Tiedemann
July 2017

UK university plans post-Brexit campus in Germany

July 28, 2017

From Deutsche Welle – in University World News.

If plans proceed as reported, King’s College London will become the first institution for higher education in the United Kingdom to establish a physical campus on the European continent in the aftermath of the Brexit referendum.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170715063458208

Povl Tiedemann
July 2017

England embraces the delusion of free tuition

July 27, 2017

By Ariane de Gayardon – in University World News.

The United Kingdom’s main opposition party proposed to scrap university tuition fees in England in its general election manifesto, and saw its political fortunes soar in the popular vote. But how realistic is the international movement for free tuition?

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170712153136573

Povl Tiedemann
July 2017

Government cuts 40% of state-funded university places – Russia

July 26, 2017

By Eugene Vorotnikov – in University World News.

The Russian government is pushing on with plans to cut 40% of state-funded places in domestic universities in 2018 and to cut teaching jobs at state universities.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170713090747748

Povl Tiedemann
July 2017

Cultural factors at work in social inequality in HE

July 25, 2017

By Mary Beth Marklein – in University World News.

Higher education scholars gathered in St Petersburg, Russia, recently to explore how they could improve the prospects of marginalised populations, be they Native Americans in the United States, indigenous students in Latin America or Austrians who are the first in their families to go to college.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170711082503656

Povl Tiedemann
July 2017

Stressed students demand more time for exams, essays

July 24, 2017

By Luke Mintz for The Telegraph – in University World News.

New figures show that the number of university students demanding extra time in exams due to mental health problems has surged in recent years, writes.

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170715064733254

Povl Tiedemann
July 2017

Seeking global cooperation to fight corruption in HE

July 23, 2017

By Brendan O’Malley – in University World News.

It is one year since global experts issued a wake-up call to higher education to fight academic corruption more aggressively and urged the sector’s quality assurance systems to take a leading role in the battle. So what progress has been made?

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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170714154213374

Povl Tiedemann
July 2017

Research could suffer as internet controls tightened

July 22, 2017

By Yojana Sharma – in University World News.

Chinese internet restrictions, known as the ‘great firewall of China’, have often been an issue for Chinese academics who find their access to overseas research restricted. They have become more concerned as new internet controls – particularly on virtual private networks, which circumvent national censorship of the internet – look set to be introduced by February 2018.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170713140950894

Povl Tiedemann
July 2017