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An essential stopover for scholars of Latin American art

Part of the founding vice-chancellor’s vision lives on at the University of Essex

Tricia King, Birkbeck, University of London

Is the UK getting better at philanthropy?

Incoming vice-president of international operations at Case says that UK fundraisers are ‘wildly talented’ but that the talent pool is ‘still very small’

ALMA (Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array) project radio telescope antennas

Chile puts science centre stage

Presidential commission recommends new ministry to push technological development

12 things you should read if you’re interested in global higher education

From the most international universities in the world to how demographic change will shape 21st-century higher education

Science Without Borders faces ‘late payment’ claims

Figures quoted in Brazilian media suggest US universities may still be waiting for funds for taking students. Donna Bowater reports from Brazil

Chile's universities set for some turmoil on long road to reform

Bumps are expected in decade-long shift away from market-based system

Medellín’s makeover benefits Colombian university

The ebbing of violence and the city’s transformation allow Antioquia to expand its horizons, writes Donna Bowater in Colombia

Corruption claim hits Rio university

Commercial links are transparent, says sector body. Donna Bowater in Rio de Janeiro writes

For-profits in Brazil fight rule change

Cut in support for private study has share prices falling

Policy shift hits scheme for early career boost

Successful programme ‘jeopardised’ by ministry changes

Brazil's main concern is research quality at its universities, says adviser

Rise in the number of private institutions is blamed for slipping standards

UK ‘privileged partner’ for Science Without Borders

Donna Bowater reports from Rio de Janeiro on plans to extend Brazil’s international mobility scheme to 100,000 more students

‘Natural labs’ a magnet for Ecuador’s city of knowledge

Recruitment is under way for Yachay University, a new campus that the country hopes will usher in a research and innovation culture

As graduate numbers fall, Brazil looks to raise quality

Government aims to prioritise standards over enrolment, claims minister

Fly down to Rio, then stretch your horizons

For UK institutions seeking international partners, there is much potential in Brazil outside the three big cities

Cheating common, say Brazil’s students

Report points to prevalence of plagiarism and low awareness of academic integrity and referencing conventions

Brazil passes goal for education as World Cup looms

Brazil will aim to be spend 10 per cent of GDP on education within a decade after a national plan was passed by the country’s main legislature.

Chile offers warm welcome to overseas students

Learn Chile project launched to attract students from abroad

Dismay as Brazil recalls Science Without Borders fellows

Students in second-choice destinations obliged to return home for failing to reach entry requirements

Higher education hub in Amazon rainforest

Brazilian state institution University of the State of Amazonas builds a new central campus near Manaus

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China continues to advance, but Japan dips in Shanghai Jiao Tong ranking based on research strength

There are some important dos and don’ts to bear in mind when choosing someone to oversee your doctoral thesis, advises Tara Brabazon