News and Analysis
23 mei - France is split over a law that would enable public universities to teach in English. The opposition fears for the French cultural identity, while the government sees benefits for both international and French students. Minister Fioraso rejects the critique and points out that there are already 800 English courses.
22 mei - “Universities don’t know what useful knowledge is” and “the EU’s seventh framework programme for research is the worst thing ever.” Péter Halácsy, the founder of Prezi, has unorthodox ideas on how to solve youth unemployment in Europe.
21 mei - “Around the globe nations are searching for innovative approaches to delivering higher education to more individuals, at lower cost, and at higher quality”. Laura W. Perna and Alan Ruby from the University of Pennsylvania analyze whether MOOCs really are the meaningful innovation many claim these to be.
16 mei - The United States want to triple the number of students going to India for higher education in the next five years. More than 100.000 Indian students visit the US every year, but only 4300 Americans go the other way. Streamlining the visa procedure must help to make India a more attractive study destination.