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21 juin 2018

Love Island gets more applicants than top universities

Once again the British nation has been struck with a case of Love Island fever with recent statistics showing that more than double the number of people applied to star in the raunchy reality television programme than they did to study at Oxford and Cambridge universities combined, writes Abigail Rabbett for Cambridge News. More...

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Universities chastised for unconditional offers to pupils

School pupils are being told by universities that they don’t need to finish their A-levels, it has been claimed, as Bill Watkin, chief executive of the Sixth-Form Colleges’ Association, has warned of the “unhelpful” impact on schools and colleges of unconditional offers, which promise university places to pupils regardless of their A-level results, writes Alix Robertson for Schools Week. More...

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Scottish universities warned of organised crime threat

Police Scotland has warned universities and colleges not to fall victim to the risks posed by serious organised crime amid a period of growth for the higher and further education sectors, with some institutions investing millions of pounds in new building projects and developments, writes Maxine McArthur for Evening Times. More...

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Protests against new higher education reforms

Earlier this month a group of students and professors from the University of Warsaw entered the Kazimierz Palace, the official office of the university’s rector, to protest against new higher education reforms in Poland, writes Marysia Ciupka for Political Critique. More...

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18 juin 2018

Academics for Peace – Imprisonment, censorship continue

By Elif Ceylan Ozsoy. In 2012, the Turkish government announced that it had participated in peace talks with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). This was followed by a mutual ceasefire in 2013. However, this peace process was subsequently called off and the Turkish government introduced curfews in several Kurdish towns, most notably in Sur, Silvan, Nusaybin, Cizre and Silopi. More...

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Government plans package to lure students from the West

By Eugene Vorotnikov. The Russian government plans a package of measures to attract more students from Western countries to study at domestic universities, according to recent statements of some senior officials and heads of some leading Russian universities. More...

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Universities demand hike in EU research funding

By Brendan O’Malley. In the wake of the European Commission’s release of its outline for the Ninth Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, Horizon Europe, 14 European associations of universities released a joint statement on Friday calling upon the European Union institutions to double the budget for Horizon Europe, improve its content and reconsider the budget distribution over the different pillars of the programme. More...

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Horizon Europe proposal paves way for UK participation

By Brendan O’Malley. The European Commission’s €100 billion (US$118 billion) proposal for Horizon Europe, the successor research and innovation programme to Horizon 2020, adopted last Thursday, includes a crucial addition that could pave the way for the United Kingdom to be allowed to participate in the programme after leaving the European Union. More...

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EC gives details of €100 billion research proposal

By Brendan O’Malley. The European Commission has announced the details of its €100 billion (US$118 billion) proposal for the next long-term budget for its research and innovation programme for 2021-27, which it calls the “most ambitious research and innovation programme ever”. More...

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Oxford Mocked for Email

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. The University of Oxford is being mocked for an email in which administrators suggested that the "highly developed social conscience" of students draws homeless people to the city of Oxford, the BBC reported. More...

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