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  1. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 7 November 2013

    Japan: Ending tuition exemption a ‘bad decision’

    EI has branded as a “bad decision” Japan’s move to introduce an income cap for its tuition-free programme for public high schools during the 2014 fiscal year. This “will destroy an education policy that has taken root after three years and is supported by parents and educators,” said EI’s Chief...

    Japan: Ending tuition exemption a ‘bad decision’
  2. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 18 October 2013

    Corporate funding, a threat to academic independence

    Corporate funding of universities could lead to corruption in the higher education sector. That’s according to an article by EI senior advisor David Robinson in a report launched on 1 October by Transparency International. The non-government organisation’s Global Corruption Report: Education is a comprehensive guide to corruption risks in education...

    Corporate funding, a threat to academic independence
  3. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 1 August 2013

    First regional higher education conference in Latin America

    For the first time, EI higher education affiliates in the Latin American region have met in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia on 25-26 July 2013.

    First regional higher education conference in Latin America
  4. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 31 July 2013

    Downward trends in higher education funding in Europe

    The European University Association released the latest edition of its Public Funding Observatory report which monitors the impact of the economic crisis on universities and identifies trends in public funding to higher education institutions across Europe since 2008. The report is launched in tandem with a new interactive online tool...

    Downward trends in higher education funding in Europe
  5. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 31 July 2013

    Canadian researchers urge government to “Get Science Right”

    The organization representing Canada’s academic staff is calling for an overhaul of the federal government’s science policy, following renewed concerns about the impact of recent decisions on the integrity and independence of scientific research.

    Canadian researchers urge government to “Get Science Right”
  6. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 31 July 2013

    Fighting Privatisation in Higher Education

    At its recent Congress, the University and College Union (UK) unveiled a new toolkit for members to campaign against the growing pressures of privatisation.

    Fighting Privatisation in Higher Education
  7. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 31 July 2013

    Profs push back on MOOCs

    Professors at San Jose State University in California are refusing to use a Harvard-produced philosophy course developed by edX, one of the major providers of the controversial Massive On-Line Open Courses (MOOCs), out of concern the intention is to replace faculty with cheaper on-line education.

    Profs push back on MOOCs
  8. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 4 April 2013

    Report highlights lack of women and BME university professors

    A new report by the University and College Union (UK) warns that at the current pace of change it will take almost 40 years for the proportion of female professors to reach the same level as the proportion of female staff in universities and almost 16 years for black and...

    Report highlights lack of women and BME university professors
  9. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 4 April 2013

    Report highlights lack of women and BME university professors

    A new report by the University and College Union (UK) warns that at the current pace of change it will take almost 40 years for the proportion of female professors to reach the same level as the proportion of female staff in universities and almost 16 years for black and...

    Report highlights lack of women and BME university professors
  10. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 4 April 2013

    Student success in higher education

    Student success and learning outcomes have become the focus of higher education policy around the world. In most cases, the emphasis is on holding institutions and teachers accountable for achieving measurable outputs – like graduation rates and standardized test scores – with some significant implications.

    Student success in higher education
  11. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 4 April 2013

    Report of the 8th Education International Higher Education and Research Conference

    EI affiliates have pledged to work more closely together to defend and promote the professional, academic, trade union, and human rights of the higher education community. The commitment was made at EI’s 8th Higher Education and Research Conference, held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from 25-27 September.

    Report of the 8th Education International Higher Education and Research Conference
  12. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 4 April 2013

    EU launches new university ranking

    U-Multirank, a new university ranking system, was launched last month under the Irish EU Presidency at a conference in Dublin. Proponents say the new system marks a radical departure from the traditional methods of ranking higher education institutions which tend to focus mainly on research performance.

    EU launches new university ranking
  13. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 4 April 2013

    Germany set to eliminate tuition fees

    University tuition fees have been eliminated in Germany as the last two remaining states to charge students have change course.

    Germany set to eliminate tuition fees
  14. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 4 April 2013

    AHELO – Is it feasible?

    The OECD has released the first two volumes of the Feasibility Study of the Assessment of Higher Education Learning Outcomes (AHELO). The first report focuses on the development and implementation of the study while the second provides information about data analysis and national experiences.

    AHELO – Is it feasible?