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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

Hurricane Katrina, Lan McClendon, Lower Ninth Ward, New Orleans, Louisiana

A decade after Hurricane Katrina: how is higher education faring in New Orleans?

Jon Marcus travels to the Big Easy to see the varying fortunes of the city’s universities

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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

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US bioethicist quits over censorship row at Northwestern University

Alice Dreger resigns her post after institution censored a risqué story in a medical journal

Raila Odinga, Kenya’s prime minister between 2008 and 2013

Cost of Kenyan university education ‘turns millions into paupers’

Former presidential candidate says institutions must deliver courses more cheaply and that student loan burden must be eased

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beersheba, Israel

Israeli academics nervous about direction of travel

How will the complexion of Israel’s coalition government affect its universities?

Syrian archaeologist ‘beheaded in cold blood’

Islamic State targets octogenarian scholar, according to reports

Ali Bongo Ondimba, president of Gabon.

Gabonese president to give away inheritance to build university

Ali Bongo Ondimba donates property in Libreville to state, free of charge

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Rethink over Maltese campus location as public anger grows

Proposed campus is likely to be based on several sites amid concerns over environmental impact on much-loved beauty spot

National Autonomous University of Mexico

Mexico grapples with quality control as private growth creates ‘tension’

Sector needs national standards and more industry links to drive and sustain economy, say experts

Table Mountain behind a construction site in Cape Town, South Africa

African collaboration helps future leaders master public policy

Twelve universities across the continent are offering course aimed at next generation of development professionals

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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

Phyllis Wise University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign chancellor resigns

Phyllis Wise says she will step down due to ‘external issues’ affecting the institution

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IIE launches initiative to increase collaboration between US and Iran

Institute of International Education says there is an increased enthusiasm for academic cooperation between the two countries

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Greek university may soon enrol Syrian refugees

The University of the Aegean is seeking permission to admit refugees arriving in their thousands on the shores of Greek islands

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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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Africa university ranking 'could drive sector's development'

Conference hears that bespoke THE measures could help to incentivise improvement and attract public funding

Maths lecture

US recessions harm take-up of liberal arts degrees

Study finds that students choose to major in subjects that are ‘more challenging’ in bad economic times

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

Chile puts science centre stage

Presidential commission recommends new ministry to push technological development

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