8 mei - New Zealand and Australia suffer from a drop in foreign students. New Zealand’s universities point their finger to the high New Zealand dollar, the global recession and earthquakes. The countries see many Asian students go to elite institutes in the US, instead of going to Oceania.
7 mei - Figures by the OECD show that the large gender differences in science still exist. Although girls are equally good in science, they less often pursue a career in engineering. Big differences exist, The US and Western-Europe lag far behind Mexico, Chile and Slovenia in the number of patents filed by women.
17 april - Germany urgently needs extra space in its master-programs to accommodate every student. Up to 36.000 bachelor students may not find a spot in 2016. This does not solely have implications for German students it might also harm the reputation of German universities abroad.
3 april - Australia (finally) gets its own MOOC platform, Open2Study. Critics said that Australian universities until now had engaged in “a lot of gnashing of teeth but not a lot of action.” Minister for higher education Chris Bowen ended this discussion by directly signing up for an anthropology course.
20 maart - At the International Summit on the Teaching Profession everybody was full of praise for New Zealand. Dutch Minister of Education Jet Bussemaker stated that New Zealand was on top of her list for a study trip, but how happy are New Zealanders themselves?
18 maart - Canada is one of the few countries which has a surplus of high-quality teachers. ScienceGuide asked Ramona Jennex, Chair of the Canadian Council of Ministers of Education, how they created this luxurious position.
11 maart - European students are much less likely to invest money in their own education than Asian or American students. “Even though this is a far better investment than any long-term investment on the financial markets”, says OECD education expert Andreas Schleicher.
7 maart - Only one extra year of schooling among those employed increases the GDP per capita with 10.5 per cent. A U.S. think-tank combined educational data with macro-economic statistics and did the math.
15 februari - In today’s labor market there is no place for average workers. One has to be excellent, whether a builder or brain-surgeon. Andreas Schleicher and Lord David Puttnam say Europe has to prioritize its educational investments since “the cost of poor education is unaffordable”.
11 februari - China will begin to charge tuition fees for all its postgraduate programs. The new tuition scheme, starting in the fall of 2014 will offer more flexible choices of financial aid for students, while improving the overall quality of postgraduate education.
4 februari - Within a month Amsterdam will be crowded with the world’s best teachers and most innovative thinkers on the teaching profession. The 3rd edition of the celebrated International Summit on the Teaching Profession (ISTP) will take place on March 13-15 in The Netherlands.