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23 septembre 2017

Education Minister attacks university staff in a desperate bid to justify $2.8 billion cuts

At yesterday’s Higher Education Summit, the Minister advised universities that the opportunity offered by the Fair Work Commission’s decision to terminate the Murdoch University Enterprise Bargaining Agreement, "should be seized, and hopefully can be replicated elsewhere” in the sector. More...

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Townsville Open Day Ban Proceeds

Following further negotiation meetings this week, James Cook University (JCU) management has again failed to table a reasonable offer, leaving National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) members with no choice but to escalate their industrial action with a ban on participation in the Townsville JCU Open Day on Sunday. More...

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22 septembre 2017

Chinese International Students Depend on Friendship in Australia

Best Masters Degrees & Masters Programs 2017/2018For Chinese international students in Australia, making friends outside of their cultural group is challenging—and necessary. More...

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India May Launch First Exclusive University for Low-Caste Students

Best Masters Degrees & Masters Programs 2017/2018In the wake of appalling dropout rates and high rates of suicide among India's Dalit population, the Telangana government has decided to build India's first university exclusively for Dalit students. While there are many reasons Dalit students drop out of higher education, discrimination from their peers is a contributing factor. More...

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Changes to College Admissions Testing in Japan Underway for 2020

Best Masters Degrees & Masters Programs 2017/2018Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) announced changes to admissions policies for both public and private universities earlier this summer, according to The Japan Times. Here’s a closer look at what students can expect in the near future. More...

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Sri Lanka Gets $100M in Higher Education Funding

Best Masters Degrees & Masters Programs 2017/2018The World Bank has approved a grant for $100 million to support higher education in Sri Lanka, according to a recent World Bank press release. Here’s a closer look at where the funds will go, along with how stakeholders expect the investment will both improve higher education and spur economic growth in Sri Lanka. More...

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China Tightens Requirements for International Students

Best Masters Degrees & Masters Programs 2017/2018Planning on studying in China? If so, you may have a class or two to add to your semester’s load. According to a recent report from the South China Morning Post, international students will now have to take compulsory courses in law, culture and language.  Here’s a closer look at the new rule, along with accompanying changes which will impact China’s international students. More...

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Hong Kong Universities Need to Increase Diversity, Report Says

Best Masters Degrees & Masters Programs 2017/2018Last November, the Hong Kong government’s Audit Commission released a report that says that universities in Hong Kong are not “diverse enough.”  In 2015-2016, international students not from mainland China made up only 3.9 percent of the total number of students. More...

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More pursuing masters degrees to gain job-market edge

More Malaysians are pursuing masters degrees in public and private learning institutions, with some juggling work and studies at the same time to gain an extra edge in education in view of today’s tough job market, writes Yuen Meikeng for The Star. More...

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More rural youngsters entering top universities

China has launched three special projects to broaden rural students’ access to universities, helping 100,000 poor youngsters enter their dream universities in 2017, reports People’s Daily Online. More...

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