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Poland takes steps to open up HE to overseas students

Government seeks to build on increasing numbers coming from abroad to study in the country

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Australian universities aim to bowl over top Indian students

Australian delegation that includes former cricketer Adam Gilchrist aims to boost educational links with subcontinent

China crisis: what does it mean for student recruitment?

Currency devaluation and economic slowdown could stymie lucrative market

Elly Walton illustration (27 August 2015)

More than gold: university rankings and the Olympics

Maria Yudkevich, Philip Altbach and Laura Rumbley examine the parallels between the grading of global institutions and sport

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Bahrain’s universities to be inspected by British Accreditation Council

Agency to design and conduct nationwide inspection regime

Northern Ireland misses out as Mitchell Scholarship loses funding

Obama Administration’s pivot to Asia ignores the fact that young Americans wishing to study abroad prefer Europe, says Trina Vargo

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PhDs from overseas: the rocky road to success for students and supervisors

Cultural differences can complicate relationships between international doctoral students and supervisors, Jack Grove hears

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EU recruitment boom prompts student finance warning

Universities believed to be looking to Continent to make up shortfalls in domestic enrolment

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Academic values ‘at risk’ in internationalisation, says report

European Parliament study highlights pursuit of profit and ‘elite’ monopoly on mobility

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Thabo Mbeki on the future of African universities

The full text of the former president of South Africa’s speech at the THE Africa Universities Summit

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South Korea plans ‘ghettoised’ university courses for foreign students

Proposal announced by Ministry of Education as the number of international students in the country continues to decline

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Refugees gain considerable support from German universities, study suggests

More than 60 universities in Germany provide help for the country’s growing number of refugees, study says

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Dubai university administrators accused of faking English language test scores

Pair of employees at the American University in Dubai deny criminal charges

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Campus close-up: Uclan aims to combat media ‘trivialisation’ of North Korea

Course looking at ‘key security issue for East Asia’ part of major University of Central Lancashire investment in Korean studies

Participants in the Times Higher Education Africa Universities Summit

‘Shun mediocrity’ to stem African brain drain, universities told

THE Africa Universities Summit hears that scholars may be tempted back by improved standards, better facilities and a welcoming atmosphere

Adebayo Olukoshi, director of the United Nations African Institute for Economic Development and Planning

African higher education must 'prioritise public mission over private gain'

Senior figure at UN-established agency questions role of for-profits and says universities should be at centre of debates on continent's future

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Hungary moves to boost its higher education standing

New plans focus on putting Hungarian higher education on solid international foundations

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A meeting of African minds

Editor John Gill reflects on the inaugural Times Higher Education Africa Universities Summit

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

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Thabo Mbeki: African universities must show they can aid development

Former president of South Africa addresses inaugural THE Africa Universities Summit

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