News Archive, March 2014


HEC faces trouble due to shortage of funds, Pakistan Observer, 31 March 2014

The living curriculum, Times of India, 31 March 2014

Russian Exchanges Continue, Inside Higher Ed, 31 March 2014

Changes in SAT Exams for International Students, Greek Reporter, 31 March 2014

China and Saudi breaks new friendly ground through education – and atomic energy, Your Middle East, 31 March 2014

Enhancing Foreign Student Inflow a Game-changer in Higher Education, New Indian Express, 31 March 2014

Educators Survey State of Higher Learning in Asia, New York Times, 30 March 2014

Asian Tiger universities grow research collaboration, University World News, 28 March 2014

Intellectual capital flight: To stop brain drain, give them incentives, say experts, Express Tribune, 28 March 2014

Baguio's Saint Louis University to shift school calendar to August, Rappler (Philippines), 28 March 2014

Liberia: Higher Education Boss Still in Anti-Corruption Agency Dragnet, All Africa (via Front Page, Liberia), 27 March 2014

Jordan taking steps to boost university education, Spy Ghana (Ghana), 27 March 2014

SAT Revamp Brings New Challenge to Test Prep in China, Bloomberg, 27 March 2014

Public universities to present status reports, Standard (Kenya), 27 March 2014

International students’ breaks can be challenging, Daily Tagrum, 27 March 2014

Negotiators tussle over proposed rule to compel state scrutiny of online ed, Chronicle of Higher Education, 27 March 2014

Setting up an overseas campus? Why not choose a tropical paradise, Times Higher Education, 27 March 2014

FAPUASA demands raise in education budget, Nation (Pakistan), 27 March 2014

Professor Fired for Anti-Annexation Op-Ed Taking Case to Court, Moscow Times, 26 March 2014

MEHAC Makes Dissertation Publishing Mandatory for Master’s and PhD Students, Middle East Events (United Arab Emirates), 26 March 2014

French scholarships for Indian students, Hindustan Times, 26 March 2014

Students to visit Indian university as part of academic curriculum, Times of India, 26 March 2014

Africa-EU university boost: Commission backs plan to double size of partnership scheme, EU Press Releases Database, 26 March 2014

Russia professor sacked for criticising Crimea takeover, eNCA News (South Africa), 25 March 2014

Taiwan's protesters are fighting for the very democracy of the island, Guardian, 25 March 2014

Cosplay Makes This The Best Graduation Ceremony in Japan, Kotaku, 25 March 2014

Uganda’s anti-gay law may threaten its research, SciDevNet, 25 March 2014

British university to cooperate with private university in Myanmar, Global Times (China), 25 March 2014

Higher education and a decade of courage, Deutsche Welle (Germany), 25 March 2014

Do Scottish universities want a 'Yes' or a 'No' in the referendum on independence?, Guardian, 25 March 2014

Interview with Fernando Augusto Trevisan, Director of Trevisan Business School, Marcopolis (France), 24 March 2014

The brainy questions on Finland’s only high-stakes standardized test, Washington Post, 24 March 2014

UK universities minister: No academic boycotts of Israel in Britain, Haaretz (Israel), 24 March 2014

‘Save Fulbright’, Inside Higher Ed, 24 March 2014

Foreign universities bid to lure our students, Independent.ie (Republic of Ireland), 24 March 2014

Merger of two universities discussed by education ministry, Aysor (Armenia), 24 March 2014

Gaokao reform to boost vocational education talent, E China News (People's Republic of China), 24 March 2014

Indians Plan Rebirth for 5th-Century University, New York Times, 23 March 2014

Libyan Technology & Innovation Parks initiative launched today, Libya Herald (Libya), 23 March 2014

Indian students with foreign degrees returning home: Lessons India can learn from China, Times of India, 23 March 2014

Trial of 'sham' US varsity enters decisive phase, Rediff News (India), 21 March 2014

Australia eases student visa laws for high risk countries, India Today, 21 March 2014

Banned in Turkey, Twitter offers SMS workaround (Update), Venture Beat, 20 March 2014

US Authorizes Academic Exchanges with Iran, Wall Street Journal, 20 March 2014

Rebel academics set up university to save Syria's 'lost generation', CNN, 20 March 2014

Student unions rebut plan to introduce tuition fees for foreign students, Helsinki Times (Finland), 20 March 2014

Saudis studying in Bahrain ‘must live there’, Arab News (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia), 20 March 2014

Yemen ministry raises higher education standard, Al-Shorfa (Yemen), 19 March 2014

Italy university course drop-out rate hits 40%, Local (Italy), 19 March 2014

Budget 2014: £200 million for science as postgraduate options considered, Times Higher Education, 19 March 2014

Australian immigration say student visa applications up, Workpermit.com, 19 March 2014

Universities criticise cut in fees for emigrants, Irish Times (Republic of Ireland), 19 March 2014

Russia plans to set up federal university in Crimea, Voice of Russia, 19 March 2014

Citizenship and Immigration Canada Finalizes New Regulations for International Students: Comments FWCanada, PR Web, 18 March 2014

Education Under Attack, Human Rights Watch, 18 March 2014

Aquino government’s ‘roadmap’ toward inaccessible higher education, Bulatlat (Philippines), 18 March 2014

HN: Many Czech students study abroad, including in Middle East, Prague Daily Monitor (Czech Republic), 18 March 2014

“Out of the ordinary attire” will not be allowed on campus: Cairo University president, Daily News Egypt, 18 March 2014

23% of Indian B-schoolers land up in US: Survey, Times of India, 18 March 2014

Revamping Nigeria’s University system, Business Day (Nigeria), 18 March 2014

Has the other great Chinese investment boom peaked?, Business Spectator, 18 March 2014

Third-level fees are cut for children of Irish emigrants, Irish Times, 18 March 2014

Employers want students with college skills and university thinking: Experts, Canadian HR Reporter, 18 March 2014

China gives thumbs up to unis, and just three non-uni providers, Australian, 18 March 2014

Implications of Morocco's Bifurcated Educational System (Part 2/2 - Pt 1 was published 14Mar14), Fair Observer, 17 March 2014

What Isn't Broken in American Higher Education?, Huffington Post, 17 March 2014

TTIP 'threatens' European education quality, teachers say, EurActiv.com, 17 March 2014

Finnish Education Chief: 'We Created a School System Based on Equality', Atlantic, 17 March 2014

University opens new chapter by branching out overseas, Wales Online, 17 March 2014

Kyoto University seeks break from tradition in looking outside for president, Asahi Shimbun, 17 March 2014

The Best Way to Spread Democracy Abroad? Welcome Foreign Students, Bloomberg Businessweek, 17 March 2014

Could African universities get policy-friendly research?, SciDevNet, 17 March 2014

Schweiz raus aus Erasmus-Programm Die Leidgenossen, Stern (Germany), 16 March 2014

Yemen to close universities found in violation of distance learning standards, Yemen News Agency, 16 March 2014

Implications of Morocco's Bifurcated Educational System (Part 1/2 - Pt 2 published 17Mar14), Fair Observer, 14 March 2014

Twilight for Kurdish academics, Al Jazeera (Qatar), 14 March 2014

Varsities too full to function, Mail and Guardian (South Africa), 14 March 2014

Life without tenure: how I've found fulfilment in US academia, Guardian (UK), 14 March 2014

Dutch universities open their cheaper degrees to UK students, Australian, 14 March 2014

Barack Obama aims to tighten rules on for-profit career colleges, Times of India, 14 March 2014

Foreign PhDs welcome Swedish visa reform bill, Local (Sweden), 13 March 2014

Nations Chasing Harvard Merge Universities to Ascend Rankings, Bloomberg News, 13 March 2014

Licences to recruit overseas students at risk, Times Higher Education, 13 March 2014

Blind student helps others with disabilities study abroad, Grand Valley Lanthorn, 13 March 2014

ACCA to recognise qualifying Moocs on FutureLearn, Financial Times, 13 March 2014

What Massive Online Courses Do Well, and Where They Falter, Bloomberg Businessweek, 12 March 2014

UAE universities compare poorly with overseas varsities, Gulf News (United Arab Emirates), 12 March 2014

Bucking the Branch Campus, Inside Higher Ed, 12 March 2014

Brain gain, Global Times (China), 12 March 2014

Belarus considers cancelling pre-application interview at universities, Belarusian Telegraph Agency, 12 March 2014

875 free online courses from top universities, all in one place, IT World, 11 March 2014

US supports Mexico bid to boost bilateral exchange, The PIE News (UK), 11 March 2014

How do you say MOOC in Arabic?, Foreign Policy, 11 March 2014

US News Releases 2015 Best Graduate Schools Rankings, US News and World Report, 11 March 2014

‘Beware of UK’s little known universities’, BDnews24.com, 11 March 2014

Agony for parents, students over public universities strike plan, Standard Kenya, 11 March 2014

Universities crippled by database obsession, Jakarta Post (Indonesia), 11 March 2014

Globalization and Higher Education Reforms in Japan: The Obstacles to Greater International Competitiveness, Nippon.com (Japan), 11 March 2014

DAAD eröffnet ständige Präsenz in Tel Aviv, JuraForum.de (Germany), 11 March 2014

Parents worry about students in Ukraine, Hindu (India), 11 March 2014

Student leader shot dead in Venezuela, Al Jazeera English (Qatar), 11 March 2014

Answering the call of Europe, Irish Times (Republic of Ireland), 11 March 2014

South Africa: More South Africans in Higher Education, All Africa via SAnews.gov.za (South Africa), 11 March 2014

Son Of HK Tycoon Stirs Up Needless Controversy On Academic Freedom, Forbes, 10 March 2014

South Korea Branch of George Mason University Opens in Songdo, Business Korea (Republic of Korea), 10 March 2014

Global recognition of Indian degrees soon, Times of India, 10 March 2014

Dumbing-down will ‘screw up’ economy, Morgan Kelly warns, Irish Times, 10 March 2014

Education Programs Try to Close Gaps in Myanmar, New York Times, 9 March 2014

Welsh University to Open Mauritius Campus, New York Times, 9 March 2014

Chuck Chiang: Beijing courts Vancouver’s overseas Chinese, Vancouver Sun, 9 March 2014

Welcome to the brave new world of MOOCs, Financial Times, 9 March 2014

India's Hamdard University gets $5m Saudi aid, Arab News (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia), 9 March 2014

Government Taps Public Varsities To Develop Konza Technology City, Coastweek.com (Kenya) via Xinhua (China), 7 March 2014

Push for foreign uni campus in CBD, ABC News (Australia), 7 March 2014

Erasmus-Programm Schweizer Studenten müssen jetzt zu Hause bleiben, N24 (Germany), 7 March 2014

Northumbria University expands to London, ITV (UK), 7 March 2014

Women still falling off higher education ladder, Phnom Penh Post (Cambodia), 7 March 2014

Universities and colleges risk losing right to sponsor foreign students, Guardian (UK), 6 March 2014

Highly Educated Countries Have Better Governments, Atlantic, 6 March 2014

Indonesia looks to Seminole State, others for community education model, Seminole State Newsroom (US), 6 March 2014

Hyderabad B Schools go global to woo foreign students, Times of India, 6 March 2014

Mehr ausländische Erstsemester:  Jeder fünfte Studienanfänger kommt aus dem Ausland, Focus Online (Germany), 6 March 2014

Times Higher Education 2014 World Reputation Rankings, Scoop New Zealand, 6 March 2014

Iranians in Malaysia dismayed by visa change, Khabar Southeast Asia, 6 March 2014

Shrinking Enrollments in Poland, Inside Higher Ed, 6 March 2014

The Quest For Higher Education At All Costs, Leadership Newspaper (Nigeria), 6 March 2014

WANT TO STUDY IN KOREA? 2014 Korean Government Scholarship Program for Filipinos now open, Inter Aksyon (Philippines), 6 March 2014

Are Japan’s efforts at internationalization succeeding or not?, Rocket News 24 (Japan), 6 February 2014

Securing a Place for Afghan Women in the Workplace, Asia Foundation (USA), 5 March 2014

Mideast continues to dominate global international schools market, Saudi Gazette (KSA), 5 March 2014

More US Students Need to Study Abroad, Says Higher Ed Group, Voice of America, 5 March 2014

Universities need reorganization to brace for population decline, Dong-A Ilbo (Republic of Korea), 4 March 2014

Evacuating Ukraine, Inside Higher Ed, 4 March 2014

IIT launches Massive Open Online Courses with Google, Nasscomm as partners, India TV News, 4 March 2014

Najib gets update on Xiamen University branch campus in M’sia, Borneo Post (Malaysia), 4 March 2014

More students become bidikmisi scholarship target, Antara News (Indonesia), 4 March 2014

PhD studies in Germany: What you need to know, The Local (Germany), 3 March 2014

Amidst Research Output Growth in India, Opportunities Abound to Generate Greater Impact, Reveals Elsevier Report, Elsevier, 3 March 2014

Sweden seeks to forge deeper ties with UAE universities, National (UAE), 3 March 2014

Sweden loses foreign graduates to visa curbs and fees, Agence France-Presse, 3 March 2014

Generation Study Abroad, Inside Higher Ed, 3 March 2014

Explaining the Ukraine crisis as war threats loom, Business Standard (India), 3 March 2014

Canada, NZ, Germany offer value for money education while US, UK expense puts off students, DNA (India), 3 March 2014

Canada’s Virtual Education Mission to Libya, Libya Herald (Libya), 4 March 2014

Helping Foreign Students Thrive on US Campuses, New York Times, 2 March 2014

Foreign Education in China, Foreign Policy Journal, 2 March 2014