News Archive, August 2013

Medical school opens branch campus in London, University World News, 31 August 2013

China-Africa Economic and Trade Cooperation (2013), China Daily, 30 August 2013

Universities to conduct Higher Education survey, Mizzima News (Myanmar), 30 August 2013

Monash, Laureate do deal on Sth African campus, The Australian, 30 August 2013

Irish culture attracts Saudi students, Arab News, 30 August 2013

Higher Education Opportunities Increase for Latin American Students, Open Equal Free, 29 August 2013

Big Dreams for a New Kind of Education on a Campus in Chile, Huffington Post, 29 August 2013

The Real Truth About Mass Entrance Exam Failure in Liberia, All Africa via Front Page Africa (Liberia), 29 August2013

Some Chinese Students Stay Home to Get Ahead, Wall Street Journal, 29 August 2013

On Being African in China, The Atlantic, 28 August 2013

Maine state universities pay agents to recruit international students, The Forecaster, 28 August 2013

Weltweit vernetzt, ETH Life (Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich, Switzerland), 28 August 2013

'Mooc' makes Oxford online dictionary, Times Higher Education, 28 August 2013

Many international students still waiting for visas to study in Canada, Globe and Mail (Canada), 26 August 2013

Govt told to invest to reap demographic dividend, Jakarta Post, 26 August 2013

ASUU STRIKE: Students’ peaceful protest turns bloody in Delta, The Osun Defender

(Nigeria), 26 August 2013

Universities in eastern Turkey more popular, Hürriyet Daily News, 26 August 2013

Universities seek greater enrollment from abroad, China Daily, 26 August 2013

Nigeria: Private Universities and First Class Degrees, All Africa via This Day (Nigeria), 26 August 2013

Foreign edge, The Times of India, 26 August 2013

Japan’s Education Minister Aims to Foster Global Talents, New York Times, 25 August 2013

Immigration confirms new student rort, The Australian, 23 August 2013

The unofficial exam results phrase book, BBC, 22 August 2013

Senior faculty at West Bank's Ariel University threaten strike over payHaaretz (Israel), 22 August 2013

Here's Obama's ambitious new college ratings plan to make college cheaperBusiness Insider, 22 August 2013

What is to be done about Russian science?, Nature, 21 August 2013

Private post-secondary schools fear loss of international student revenue due to federal reformsVancouver Sun, 21 August 2013

New chapter on foreign educationBusiness Standard (India), 21 August 2013

More Than 300 US Companies Hosting Summer Interns from Brazil as Part of Prestigious Scientific Mobility Program Sponsored by Brazilian GovernmentSF Gate, 21 August 2013

Merging of ministries to ensure education qualityFMT News (Malaysia), 21 August 2013

More aspiring students opting to go DutchThe Irish Times, 21 August 2013

Norway egalitarianism affects education negativelyThe Foreigner (Norway), 21 August 2013

Canadian Millennials Look For Opportunities Abroad, Embrace Expatriate CultureThe Huffington Post (Canada), 21 August 2013

Kremlin Stalls Study Abroad Plan for Russian Students – Paper, Ria Novosti (Russia), 20 August 2013

Fact-finding mission condemns persecution of academics, University World News, 20 August 2013

Decline in French Language Skills Worry Academics in Madagascar, All Africa via rfi English (Madagascar), 20 August 2013

Almanac of Higher Education 2013, The Chronicle of Higher Education, 20 August 2013

College: It's not just 'Made in the USA', LA Times, 20 August 2013

Abbott government to increase post-study work rights for foreign students, WA Today (Australia), 20 August 2013

Singapore Offers Some Relief in Academic-Grade Chase, The Wall Street Journal, 20 August 2013

The French connection, The Hindustan Times, 20 August 2013

Two in five teaching jobs in prestigious Indian institutions vacant, RTN (India), 20 August 2013

Jay Z Helping Students Discover the World, Diverse Education, 19 August 2013

'Where Should I Go to College?'- How to answer that question by asking another question, The Atlantic, 19 August 2013

South Asian higher education: At a crossroads, The Express Tribune, 19 August 2013

US-Russia Relations: Don't Let Politics Get in the Way of Business, Bloomberg Businessweek, 19 August 2013

LinkedIn's University Pages reach out to students, SF Gate, 19 August 2013

Aspiring medical students flock to China, The China Post, 19 August 2013

Emotional homecoming for Egypt's Thai evacuees, Bangkok Post, 19 August 2013

'Twinning' courses gain currency as foreign education costs soar, The Times of India, 19 August 2013

An emerging edu hub, Indian Express, 19 August 2013

University Pages: LinkedIn Launches New College Profiles, National Public Radio (USA), 19 August 2013

Clearing: Universities Offering Cash, iPads And Laptops to Recruit Students, The Huffington Post UK, 19 August 2013

China's new college graduates struggle to put their skills to work, The LA Times, 18 August 2013

Moocs are treated with suspicion by students and recruiters, Financial Times, 18 August 2013

Foreign students on the rise: What’s the reality behind the boosterism?, Vancouver Sun, 18 August 2013

Moocs are a distraction from real business school reform, Financial Times, 18 August 2013

Nepalese universities: Why they avoid research, The Himalayan Times, 18 August 2013

Education standards - Best and brightest, The Economist, 17 August 2013

10 things grad schools won’t tell you - The lowdown on higher degrees, Marketwatch, 16 August 2013

NYU President’s Exit Signals Shift From High-Spending Era, Bloomberg, 16 August 2013

Universities accept record 401,000 students as clearing continues, The Guardian, 16 August 2013

Myanmar Targets Education to Strengthen Democracy, Open Equal Free, 16 August 2013

Muhyiddin: Send-off for Egypt-bound students postponed, The Malay Mail, 16 August 2013

Assessment Governing Board Defines 'College Prepared', Education Week (US), 15 August 2013

London campuses help universities go global, UK Conversation, 15 August 2013

Malaysian students in Egypt are safe, says Hishammuddin, The Star Online (Malaysia), 15 August 2013

University suspends visa sponsorship programme, The Times Higher Education, 15 August 2013

EXCLUSIVE: Over 10,000 Nigerian undergrads chasing worthless degrees in Benin Republic, The Sun (Nigeria), 15 August 2013

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2013 released, The Times Higher Education, 15 August 2013

Education Dairy: Russian universities increase 375 seats for Indian students, The Indian Express, 15 August 2013

Why a Chinese government agency wants to turn a Milwaukee Hilton into student dorms, Quartz, 14 August 2013

EU, Israel begin talks over participation in Horizon 2020, Jerusalem Post, 14 August 2013

Online uni to challenge Ivy League, The Australian, 15 August 2013

Do academic rankings create inequality? (Report here),, 14 August 2013

Foreign student numbers record high at Norwegian universities, The Foreigner (Norway), 14 August 2013

A 'Miscarriage of Justice'?, Inside Higher Ed, 14 August 2013

House Proposes Ban On Overseas Education for Children of Politicians, All Africa via This Day (Nigeria), 14 August 2013

Moocs on FutureLearn to be revealed next month, The Times Higher Education, 14 August 2013

Top higher ed official to leave education department - Empty at the top - Cory Booker coasts to victory, Politico, 14 August 2013

Clearing 2013: How to play the system, The Telegraph, 14 August 2013

Three steps toward correcting youth un(der)employment, Financial Post, 13 August 2013

University of California to open its research vaults, for free, Smart Planet, 13 August 2013

Rude awakening from Asia study dream, The Australian, 14 August 2013

Japan donates $8.2 million for computer sciences faculty building, Khaama Press (Afghanistan), 13 August 2013

Inaccessible India, The Hindu, 13 August 2013

Ausgegrenzt im Alltag: Studie offenbart Diskriminierung an Schulen und Unis, Spiegel (Germany), 13 August 2013

No easy return for scientists who fled, New Straits Times (Malaysia), 13 August 2013

Here Are The 12 Most Expensive Countries For Overseas Students To Study In, Business Insider, 13 August 2013

HSBC research reveals students in emerging markets opt for vocational courses to tap into buoyant economy, AME Info, 13 August 2013

US-style liberal arts colleges plant foothold in China, McClatchy, 12 August 2013

Advice for Indian students enrolling in Russian universities, Russia & India Report, 12 August 2013

Malaysian Higher Education sets sights on thousands of UAE school-leavers, AME Info, 12 August 2013

Nigeria: Electronic Teaching Unveiled in 12 Public Universities - Minister, All Africa (via Leadership, Nigeria), 12 August 2013

Indian universities compete to attract East African students, India Edunews, 12 August 2013

Total studying time at UK universities varies greatly, experts say, South China Morning Post, 12 August 2013

NYU Shanghai college opens doors, China Daily USA, 12 August 2013

Indian universities race to attract East African students, Daijiworld, 12 August 2013

Irish academics struggling to attract research money from big business, The Independent (Ireland), 12 August 2013

Quality of Education and Cost of Tuition Increase in Costa Rica, Costa Rica Star, 12 August 2013

Microsoft Introduces Scholarship Programme for Africans, This Day Live (Nigeria), 12 August 2013

Dutch universities best in Europe in attracting research cash, Expatica NL, 12 August 2013

Physics: Places To Be, Places To Avoid, Science 2.0, 11 August 2013

Medical Students Head to Eastern Europe, The New York Times, 11 August 2013

Does It Matter Where You Study Abroad?, Huffington Post, 11 August 2013

Taiwan struggles to win over Chinese students, The Financial Times, 11 August 2013

With lure of religious classes, Iran seeks to recruit Latin Americans, The Washington Post, 10 August 2013

International students: not the 'cash cows' you have in mind, The Observatory on Borderless Higher Education, 9 August 2013

1 in 5 Japanese university graduates may not have secure jobs, Japan Daily Press, 9 August 2013

Iran, Afghanistan, Nepal lead the list of foreign students, Business Standard (India), 9 August 2013

Ten-fold rise in demand in India for Russian universities- report, Russia & India Report, 9 August 2013

Hungary evermore Eastward-looking, Budapest Business Journal, 9 August 2013

Foreigners charged up to £35,000 to take degrees in UK, The Telegraph, 8 August 2013

Racism and agression: African students' daily struggle in Ukraine, France 24, 8 August 2013

Opinion: The unemployed generation in Romania – reality check, Romania Insider, 8 August 2013

More Finns ready to pay for university education, Yle Uutiset (Finnland), 8 August 2013

International and postgraduate student fees survey, 2013, The Times Higher Education, 8 August 2013

Chinese studies at Kenyan universities solidify bilateral ties, Global Times (PRC), 8 August 2013

Australia must be bold in Asia: Shorten, The Australian, 8 August 2013

National varsity data gets common web address, Pune Mirror, 8 August 2013

China to expand transnational education footprint with first offshore campuses, ICEF Monitor, 7 August 2013

The struggle to connect female Arab scientists, SciDevNet, 7 August 2013

Universities churning out half-baked MBAs, Standard Media (Kenya), 7 August 2013

Students, visitors, workers might lose Canada due to visa delays, Emirates 24/7, 7 August 2013

Canadian Embassy announces first university partnership forum with Greece, Cyprus, Ekathimerini, 7 August 2013

Go8 fears red tape overkill, The Australian, 7 August 2013

African PhDs abroad 'anticipate to return home', SciDevNet, 6 August 2013

Israeli scientists: Cutting ties with EU would seriously damage research, Haaretz, 6 August 2013

Azerbaijan’s Gabala to host summit of Turkic Council, Azer News Weekly, 6 August 2013

Library report shines light on developing world, The Times Higher Education, 6 August 2013

Udemy targets international students with support for 10 foreign languages, Venture Beat, 6 August 2013

More Western universities setting up global campuses in China, Channel News Asia (Singapore), 6 August 2013

Internships open doors to 'hidden' UAE for overseas students, The National (UAE), 6 August 2013

Knight and day between unis and VET on international student enrolments, The Australian, 6 August 2013

Unified exam system ‘fatigued’, The Japan News, 6 August 2013

China’s plans to stem brain drain may hold lessons for India, The Hindu, 6 August 2013

Muslim veil ban urged in French universities, France 24, 6 August 2013

From Recession's Wake, Education Innovation Blooms, ABC News, 5 August 2013

Studieren im Ausland, wer zahlt mir das?, (Germany), 5 August 2013

The Dumbing Down of Kenyan Education, All Africa via The Star (Kenya), 5 August 2013

Applying to College: No SAT or ACT Required?, The Huffington Post, 5 August 2013

Aspiring doctors flock abroad as education cost surges in India, The Times of India, 5 August 2013

What is the Price of a Good Education at Chinese Universities? It Depends on Your Interests, CKGSB Knowledge, 5 August 2013

India’s Buddhist diplomacy falters, The Bangkok Post (Thailand), 5 August 2013

Sri Lanka's education needs more private partnerships: ADB, Lanka Business Online, 5 August 2013

River Plate open university, Supersport TV, 5 August 2013

South Asian University: Knowledge without borders, Dhaka Tribune, 5 August 2013

Students are cool with MOOCs, so why aren’t profs?, The Globe and Mail, 5 August 2013

US online learning groups seek to push borders, The Financial Times, 4 August 2013

Are MOOCs the answer?, The Hindu, 4 August 2013

Undergrads return to Yangon University, Myanmar Times, 4 August 2013

Indefinite shutdown in Darjeeling amid int'l pupil evacuation, Dhaka Tribune, 4 August 2013

Acdemic scandal being investigated, Recep Tayyip Erdo─čan University rector says, Hürriyet Daily News, 2 August 2013

Malaysia-New Zealand Education Collaboration Vital For Future Of Both Countries - NZ High Commissioner In Malaysia, Bernama, 2 August 2013

Uncensored Internet for Macau university's new campus, The Jakarta Post (Indonesia), 2 August 2013

Many new college degrees have unusual, ambiguous names, The Japan News, 2 August 2013

Chinese students head overseas at younger ages, China Daily, 2 August 2013

MOOC Bill Dead for Now, Inside Higher Ed, 1 August 2013

Webster University to Establish Campus in Ghana, All Africa, 1 August 2013

Polish universities invest in chemistry, Chemistry World, 1 August 2013

Big data could end professor lectures, Salon, 1 August 2013

Regional universities boost co-operation, SE Times, 1 August 2013

Tabachnyk says corruption when entering universities now impossible, Kyiv Post (Ukraine), 1 August 2013

Viktor Orbán, the Reforms and the Students, New Eastern Europe (Poland), 1 August 2013

UK sector fears global talent-poachers, Times Higher Education, 1 August 2013

Temporary graduate visa available for overseas students in Australia,, 1 August 2013

Chinese students targeted for British university growth, South China Morning Post, 1 August 2013