3 mei - Technology can “connect teachers to a genuine profession”, Andreas Schleicher shows. How do these genuine professionals cope with this ever-changing world where unemployment is the new standard?
3 mei - The number of students in the UK that already submitted their application is still lower than before the dramatic rise in tuition fees. Several universities might be in serious trouble, but for the first time ever, the figures per institute are not published. Is a new era for British higher education looming?
2 mei - European students strongly prefer Erasmus grants over the newly proposed Erasmus loans. They demand that the European Parliament and Council look at alternative measures on how student mobility can be enhanced.
1 mei - A world leader in humanoid robotics must save Italy’s schools and science. The former rector of the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Maria Carrozza is Italy’s new minister of Education and Science. “The Italian university needs to open up to the world, because our academic system is destined to collapse”.
11 april - The debt burden of students that don’t complete their study at a public university amounts to more than half of their annual income, a study by the US Department of Education shows. Students that don’t complete their study at private institutes borrow on average $350 per credit earned.
10 april - What are the facts and figures behind China’s higher education expansion? Is it an absolute success story or do the massive investments of 250 billion dollar a year come with equally massive challenges?
8 april - ESU raises strong concerns about the consequences of educational budget cuts around Europe. They believe that those cuts divert the EU from its strategy for inclusive growth. “Access to quality education needs to be in the frontline of the policy for economic recovery”
25 maart - High quality education is essential if Europe is to make a speedy recovery from the most severe economic crisis for 80 years. However, as a result of the crisis, education budgets in all Member States are under great pressure, the newest Eurydice report shows.
20 maart - When choosing a university, the second most important reason, right behind the offered courses, is the financial situation. And it’s not just the height of tuition. A recent study showed that more than 80 percent of the international students would like to pay tuition in their own currency,
5 maart - At which university in the world would you have to study if you want to become a multi-millionaire? It may not be a surprise that Harvard tops that almost completely American ranking. But what is the secret of the University of Mumbai?
20 februari - Taking out a student loan, might cost you dearly when you don’t find a well-paid job after graduation. Professor Ron Johnston argues that the student loan system in the UK is highly regressive.
8 februari - The EU cuts research budget by 18 percent and German education minister loses her PhD. Also, on this week’s agenda, German export: BMW, beer and education.
8 februari - An 18% cut on EU’s research budget heading compared to Van Rompuy’s earlier proposal: Europe’s 7 year budget deal shows some individual winners. ‘Research’ clearly had no single country to defend the budget.
5 februari - The European Research Council rewards 60 researchers with €150.000 grants, to bring their fundamental research - for instance bone regeneration - to the market.