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More of Rankings

Guardian University League Tables   The UK-based Guardian University League Tables unveiled this monday the 2014 edition, with University of Cambridge in the top for fourth time in a row. These rankings aim to provide[…]

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New University Ranking “U-Multirank” raises doubts among experts

U-Multirank is a brand-new international university ranking supported by the European Commission. It formally aims to provide greater transparency within the Higher Education system, as well as it allows users to construct their own comparative[…]

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Academics call to stop PISA testing as it damages education worldwide

In an open letter to Dr Andreas Schleicher, Director of the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment, academics from around the world express deep concern about the overblown impact of questionable PISA tests and call[…]

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The face of internationalisation in Europe: brand new EAIE study unveiled by EAIE

As internationalisation of higher education has become increasingly complex and far reaching over the past years, EAIE (European Association for International Education) unveiled a project to undertake comprehensive research to map the state of internationalisation[…]

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Ill-qualified teachers, poor access to schools at root of global education crisis – UN report

Some 125 million school children around the world are unable to read a single sentence, even after four years of attendance – a waste of $129 billion a year – a United Nations report warns,[…]

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US Universities Lose Money on Research

January 13, 2014 Most universities lose money on research, according to an analysis published in the journal Technology and Innovation – Proceedings of the National Academy of Inventors. The study notes that universities seek (and[…]

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University expansion in a changing global economy. Triumph of the BRICs?

Carnoy, Martin, et al. University Expansion in a Changing Global Economy: Triumph of the BRICs?. Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press, 2013. The four largest developing economies – Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC) are[…]

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Tech-Enabled Experiments Must Be Part of Education Reform, U.S. Report Says

The U.S. Education Department must experiment with alternative models, such as stackable credentials and competency-based programs, as part of broader reforms of the nation´s postsecondary-education system, according to a report titled “A Path Forward.” published on[…]

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Horizon 2020: high expectations and first concerns

The much expected Horizon 2020 was launched by the European Commission last week with the first call for the Research and Innovation Funding Framework for 2014-2020.   Although universities and other stakeholders positively reacted to[…]

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The 2013 Nobel Peace Prize should be awarded to…

Today, 11 October 2013, the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the Nobel Peace Prize to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). It appeared as a big disappointment to people who voted otherwise: The[…]