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UK universities issue health warnings over travel to China

By: Sally Weale.   UK universities with links to China have issued warnings to staff and students travelling to and from areas affected by the coronavirus, urging anyone with symptoms to seek medical advice. With concern growing about the spread of the virus, universities in the UK are keeping a check on staff who have recently returned from […]

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AUSTRALIA-CHINA The biggest crisis to hit international HE in Australia

Oceania/Australia/Universityworld The coronavirus outbreak may be the biggest disruption to international student flows in history. There are more than 100,000 students stuck in China who had intended to study in Australia this year. As each day passes, it becomes more unlikely they will arrive in time for the start of the academic year. Of course, […]

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Pennsylvania’s big higher education problem gets a spotlight

Pennsylvania’s big higher education problem gets a spotlight   Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposal to start a major new scholarship program for students at Pennsylvania’s state-owned universities caused a stir over his idea to divert the money from a sacred cow, but it also spotlit an uncomfortable truth about Pennsylvania’s ragged performance on higher education funding. […]

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Two-thirds of Australia’s Chinese students ‘stuck at home’

Asia/ China/ 04.02.2020/ Source: www.timeshighereducation.com. Almost two-thirds of Australian universities’ Chinese students are currently abroad, new government data show, in an indication of the scale of the financial hit confronting the sector if the coronavirus crisis persists. Education minister Dan Tehan released statistics showing that of the almost 190,000 Chinese residents with valid Australian student […]

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United Kingdom: ‘I have a tiny violin somewhere’: Private schools roasted online after complaining about plans to get more poor students into uni

Europe/United Kingdom/02-02-2020/ Author and Source: www.rt.com Leading private schools in England have criticized plans to improve access to top universities for poorer students, saying it could lead to discrimination of rich kids based on “class,” provoking ridicule on social media. The Headmasters’ & Headmistresses’ Conference (HMC), an association that represents some of the UK’s most […]

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Egypt’s Higher Education Exams to Start Following ‘Open Book’ System

Africa/ Egypt/ 28.01.2020/ Source: egyptianstreets.com. The Ministry of Education and Technical Education announced that students from grades 1 and 2 in the secondary level of the Thanaweya system would be following the new system in which they would have open access to textbooks during their exams. The implementation in the system, announced through the Ministry of […]

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Affordable education still out of reach for Indians

By: Ishan Anand. Before last Sunday’s attack in Jawaharlal Nehru University, the students’ union was protesting a fee hike in the university for months. An analysis of National Statistical Organisation (NSO) data shows that affordable education is a larger problem that needs to be seriously discussed. The NSO recently released a report based on an […]

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