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Pyne signals more autonomy for unis could mean higher fees for students

Leader of the House Christopher Pyne during House of Representatives question time at Parliament House in Canberra, Monday, March 24, 2014. (AAP Image/Daniel Munoz) NO ARCHIVING

Education minister Christopher Pyne has given his strongest indicator yet that university fees will be deregulated, removing the cap on what universities can charge students. In a speech at The Policy Exchange in London, Minister Pyne declined to pre-empt any budget announcements, but emphasised the deregulatory nature of the Liberal government and insisted universities need more autonomy. Pyne said the ... Read More »

Editorial: Joyce unfair to force change on universities

Steven Joyce

Eighteen months ago, Steven Joyce had a warning for the country’s universities. If they wanted the Government to be more directive, he was “more than willing”, he said. Clearly, the Tertiary Education Minister does not believe his message has been heeded. Therefore, an amendment to the Education Act currently before a select committee seeks to align the universities’ operations more ... Read More »

Universities yet to agree on lower third level fees for emigrants

Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn

A Government decision on lower third-level fees for returning emigrants and children of Irish families living outside the EU has not yet been agreed by individual universities. Education Minister Ruairi Quinn has announced that he wants such students to qualify for the new rate from September, and universities and institutes of technology colleges have been so advised. The move is ... Read More »

Produce more research work to improve ratings, Kamalanathan tells universities

Malaysia Universities

He said universities here will have to focus on research and development initiatives to help them compete among their Malaysian counterparts and also other institutions of higher learning overseas. “Universities are not just tasked with producing graduates these days. They must also have initiatives to compete with other institutions worldwide. “If we conduct more researches, we will be able to ... Read More »

Terrorism Law will be applied inside universities: Minister of Higher Education

Education Dr Hossam Eissa mentioned in a press statement on Sunday that the Terrorism Law will be applied inside universities against faculty members who support on-campus protests, as it is considered a felony, reported state owned Al-Ahram. Eissa highlighted that the penal articles in the executive bylaw of the universities were only changed to punish protesting students, ensuring a suitable ... Read More »

Minister ‘considering cut in student maintenance grant’

Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn

Students could face a double hit in the upcoming budget with a cut to student grants and a hike in third-level fees. According to the Sunday Independent, the Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn is under pressure to make cuts of up to €106m in his department. Cutting the student maintenance grant, which currently stands at just over €3,000, is believed ... Read More »

UK plans to expand education-exports industry and attract 90.000 extra overseas university students by 2018

Universities and Science Minister David Willetts

An ambitious strategy to expand United Kingdom’s education exports industry – revealed for the first time as worth £17.5 billion to the economy – has been published.  Developed in partnership with the education sector, the International Education Strategy will ensure British schools, universities, colleges and education businesses continue to stay ahead in the global education market – worth almost £3 ... Read More »

All districts to get universities: Nahid

Bangladesh Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid

Minister Nahid said work on setting up one university in each district is going on in full swing Bangladesh Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid said there are full-fledged universities in 43 districts out of 64 across the country. “Full-fledged universities would be established in rest of the districts in phases,” the minister told House in reply to a question from ... Read More »

French split over English at universities

Higher Education Minister Genevieve Fioraso

Defenders of the French language are furious at plans to introduce courses taught in English at public universities, arguing that France must protect itself against linguistic encroachment or risk losing its cultural identity. Parliament started to debate the issue as part of a bill on a broader reform of higher education, but all attention has focused on an article that ... Read More » • Free Website Templates - Downlaod Full Themes