News Archive, August 2014

Foreign students stay away from Switzerland,, 31 August 2014

Worries about Korean higher education overblown, Korea Times (ROK), 31 August 2014

China attracts a growing slice of the global MBA sector, Financial Times, 31 August 2014

Chinese students do better in Australia, Financial Review (Australia), 31 August 2014

Higher education and West Africa’s Ebola outbreak, University World News, 30 August 2014

HEC allocates Rs2.507bn for Public Service Universities in last five years, Business Recorder (Pakistan), 30 August 2014

Urban Geography of Foreign Students, Inside Higher Ed, 29 August 2014

Outrage over Foreign Student ScholarshipsWomen of China, 29 August 2014

Universitäten schmeissen ewige Studenten raus, 20 Minuten (Switzerland), 29 August 2014

Shortening College Time to Save Cash: Stunt or Real Solution?, Fox News (USA), 29 August 2014

Bill opens door to putting private and public universities on same footing, Conversation AU, 29 August 2014

Admissions Group to Flesh out Position on Commissioned Agents, Inside Higher Ed, 28 August 2014

Battle over four-year degrees hits IITs and privates, University World News, 28 August 2014

Kenya President Lays Foundation Stone for Chinese Built University Tower, All Africa via Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, 28 August 2014

Southeast Asia ‘needs a strong sector identity’, Times Higher Education, 28 August 2014

Chinese Drop-Off In US Graduate Schools Triggers False Alarm, Forbes, 27 August 2014

Kerala Cabinet gives nod to academic city, The Hindu, 27 August 2014

Family Saga Shows Brazil Student Funds Curb Joblessness: Economy, Bloomberg, 27 August 2014

Spanish, Portuguese MOOC platform rolled out in Latin America, PIE News (UK), 27 August 2014

'China's Rising Research Universities', Inside Higher Ed, 27 August 2014

Row over cut in publicly funded medical school places, University World News, 27 August 2014

Uganda and the Role of Employment Policies in Jobs Creation, Brookings Institute, 26 August 2014

UCAS: top universities recruiting more students from EU, Telegraph (UK), 26 August 2014

Ukraine offers high educational standards for Africa, Awoko (Sierra Leone), 26 August 2014

Leaked modelling forecasts massive windfalls for top unis, Sydney Morning Herald, 26 August 2014

Corporate Japan out to recruit more global talent, Today Online, 26 August 2014

Digital India Programme promises free wi-fi to all school, universities, Prepsure, 25 August 2014

In higher education quality is in the eye of the beholder, Conversation AU, 25 August 2014

Thailand unable to reach its potential, Bangkok Post (Thailand), 25 August 2014

New China-US college opens its doors,, 25 August 2014

Public against cutting back on overseas students, poll finds, Times Higher Ed, 25 August 2014

Standards of higher education institutes ‘abysmally low’: Pranab, The Hindu, 24 August 2014

Japan’s universities can’t win, Japan Times, 24 August 2014

Piloting graduate studies in post-conflict countries, University World News, 23 August 2014

Change your lectures to avoid rush hour travel, universities told,, 20 August 2014

Are International Students Satisfied?, Inside Higher Ed, 20 August 2014

Government back down on uni fee changes likely: rally told, Brisbane Times, 20 August 2014

Foreign medical graduates oppose screening exam in Delhi, Hindu (India), 20 August 2014

‘Fast-track’ private degrees gaining popularity here, Channel News Asia (Singapore), 20 August 2014

Public And Private Universities – Is The “Product” Any Different?, Malaysian Digest, 20 August 2014

Rectors’ conference head slams EU funding priorities, University World News, 19 August 2014

Foreign students not deterred by Israel's security situation, Haaretz (Israel), 19 August 2014

Universities Warned About Potential Ebola Outbreak, Huffington Post UK, 19 August 2014

Many int'l students want to stay in Taiwan: survey, China Post (Taiwan), 19 August 2014

Egypt among top 20 destinations for international students, Daily News Egypt, 19 August 2014

China roils international scholars with attempt to 'censor' Taiwanese ads, Asahi Shimbun (Japan), 19 August 2014

Online MBA courses 'no longer second-rate', Telegraph (UK), 19 August 2014

US-Malaysia medical school collaboration collapses, University World News, 19 August 2014

MOOCs, and the man leading the UK's charge, Guardian (UK), 19 August 2014

A priceless chart for deep waters, Hindu (India), 18 August 2014

A Case of Mistaken Identity: The New York Times Mixes up Higher Education and Workforce Developmen, EdCentral (USA), 18 August 2014

Macau Scholar Says He Lost His Job Over Pro-Democracy Activism, New York Times, 18 August 2014

Students studying abroad must strike a balance between study and social life, South China Morning Post, 18 August 2014

The Challenges of ‘Higher-Education Emergencies’, New York Times, 17 August 2014

UAE students considering online study confused by new advice, National (UAE), 17 August 2014

The Elite of the Elite at Peking University, Inside Higher Ed, 17 August 2014

eVolkswagen Brings German-Style Vocational Training To Tennssee, Nashville Public Radio, 17 August 2014

Ebola outbreak: College campuses on alert as new term beginsIndependent (UK), 17 August 2014

Pilot global quality platform for ‘non-traditional’ HE, University Wold News, 16 August 2014

Turkey: Center for higher education in the region, Daily Sabah (Turkey), 15 August 2014

One-third of Dutch university staff come from outside the country,, 15 August 2014

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2014 results: Harvard takes first place, Times Higher Ed, 15 August 2014

#BBCtrending: The Iranian president's surprising tweet, BBC, 15 August 2014

Australian students to soon intern in Indian companies, Business Standard (India), 15 August 2014

Number of foreign students continues to rise, Prague Post (Czech Republic), 14 August 2014

Higher education report card for the president, The Hill (USA), 14 August 2014

South Africa’s Funding of Higher Education: The Case of the University of Limpopo, Oikos Reporter (South Africa), 14 August 2014

Indian students to move to 'safer' universities in Ukraine, Times of India, 14 August 2014

All together now: higher education and the cooperative model, Times Higher Education, 14 August 2014

Joint venture boosts NM ties to Mexico, Albuquerque Journal (USA), 14 August 2014

Clearing 2014: most top universities with spare places, Telegraph (UK), 14 August 2014

Chinese teens seek freedom and a competitive edge at US high schools, Japan Times, 14 August 2014

Life as an international academic: it can mean feeling torn in two, Guardian (UK), 14 August 2014

The Future of College?, Atlantic (USA), 13 August 2014

Bettwanzen und Heimweh gehören dazu, Sueddeutsche Zeitung, 13 August 2014

Fund R&D, then maybe universities can support industry, Conversation, 13 August 2014

Poor tie-ups with western institutions, Arab News, 13 August 2014

Gov’t to attract top foreign institutes, Korea Joongang Daily, 13 August 2014

Market triggers new courses in Oman, Times of Oman, 13 August 2014

The Real Value of Online Education, Atlantic (USA), 13 August 2014

Deregulation has its risks despite greater mobility, Australian, 13 August 2014

6,000 teachers for over 8 lakh varsity and college students, Times of India, 13 August 2014

Varsities’ heads selection: Committee shortlists 30 candidates, Express Tribune (Pakistan), 13 August 2014

Schools easing standards foreign students to offset declining enrolment, Globe and Mail (Canada), 12 August 2014

What the US could learn from the Polish education system, USA Today, 12 August 2014

Wales' universities trying 'every trick in the book' to attract A-level students, Wales Online, 12 August 2014

Mexican students gain research experience on campus, Cornell Chronicle (US), 12 August 2014

Plans underway to change university entrance system, Eleven Myanmar, 11 August 2014

UK's OA policy influences research assessment, Research Information, 11 August 2014

Bahraini students inject $13.5m into US economy, Gulf Daily News (Bahrain), 11 August 2014

Chile to set up Mandela scholarships for African students, South Africa Info, 11 August 2014

Meet China’s boomerang kids, Australian, 11 August 2014

Firms offer teens £30k jobs to poach them from university courses: Companies receiving up to 100 applications for every post as school leavers shun £9,000-a-year courses, Daily Mail (UK), 10 August 2014

Top South African universities in BRICS ranking, Business Tech (South Africa), 10 August 2014

Universities to charge uniform fees for East Africans, New Vision (Uganda), 9 August 2014

Graduates Are Leaving University Feeling Underprepared, Say Working Would Have Been Better Than A Degree, Business Insider Australia, 7 August 2014

The World Cup is not enough, Times Higher Education, 7 August 2014

Top universities urge scrapping of free-for-all student recruitment plan, Guardian (UK), 7 August 2014

Oman offers overseas scholarship opportunities, Al-Shorfa (Sultanate of Oman), 6 August 2014

Why B-Schools Are Expanding in Africa, Wall Street Journal, 6 August 2014

How Asia is putting a plug in brain drain, Money Control, 6 August 2014

‘70% of international engineering students in US from India, China’, Hindu (India), 6 August 2014

Britain may review student visa policy affecting Indians: Deputy Prime Minister, Travel Biz Monitor, 6 August 2014

Plovdiv-based Technical University Eager to Welcome Chinese Students, Novinite (Bulgaria), 6 August 2014

Academia demands waiver in age limit for post of VCs, International News (Pakistan), 6 August 2014

Internet connection expenses for higher learning institutes to be halved, IPP Media (via Guardian), 6 August 2014

Medical research a major export earner, Australian, 6 August 2014

Nimble universities will win financially, Standard & Poor’s warns, Australian, 6 August 2014

Muhyiddin: Malaysia ‘open’ to changing education policies to meet global demand, Malay Mail, 5 August 2014

Study abroad: 10,000 Pakistani students to be given scholarships to study in Europe in 2015, Express Tribune, 5 August 2014

Ebola fear prompts South Korea university to cancel Nigerians' invitation, Reuters, 4 August 2014

Government unveils foreign scholarship program, Myanmar Times, 4 August 2014

'Too many young people are going to university': Business chief says more school-leavers should choose a trade, Daily Mail (UK), 4 August 2014

Struggling pupils face university scramble for places, Herald Scotland, 4 August 2014

Oxford, Cambridge universities set for major student fee hike, Times of India, 3 August 2014

The Eyes of Texas Are Upon a Man Who Kept to the Shadows, New York Times, 3 August 2014

Educational Toll of Gaza War: Two Universities, Seven Schools, Al-Fanar Media (UK), 3 August 2014

'Tanzanian Students in Ukraine Safe', All Africa via Tanzania Daily News, 3 August 2014

Indian universities edit application forms to include trans students, Gay Star News, 3 August 2014

Iran, France to Promote Academic Cooperation, Tasnim News Agency (Iran), 3 August 2014

How do you deal with rising foreign education costs?,, 2 August 2014

US-Stipendien: Ausländerbonus an Amerikas Unis, (Germany), 1 August 2014

Report says ISIS axes gender mixing in Mosul universities, (Azerbaijan), 1 August 2014