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171 private colleges, universities allowed to increase tuition; 141 pending with CHED

Philippine universities

By Dona Z. Pazzibugan About 300 private colleges and universities out of the 1,700 private higher education institutions (HEIs) in the country are expected to increase their tuition and other fees this school year. This is considerably less than the 354 tertiary schools that were allowed in 2013 by the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) to raise their fees. CHEd ... Read More »

Corruption in Kazakhstan Universities makes $100 million a year

Kazakhstan

Corruption in higher education institutions in Kazakhstan has grown to $100 million per year, Tengrinews reports citing the press office of the Ministry of Education and Science. Vice-Minister of Education and Science Takir Balykbaev acknowledged that Kazakhstan’s higher education sector was not transparent. “Decisions made on university level lack transparency. Corruption level is very high in this sector. Education is ... Read More »

POSTECH tops young universities’ list for 3rd straight year

Pohang University of Science and Technology

Korea’s Pohang University of Science & Technology took the top spot on the rankings of the world’s top 100 universities under 50 years old by the Times Higher Education. The London-based magazine on Thursday published the list featuring higher education institutions from 29 countries. POSTECH, founded in 1986, took the crown for the third straight year. It was joined by ... Read More »

York’s universities help generate £5bn

University of York

Yoek’s universities have helped in the generation of over £5bn in economic impact, according to a Universities UK report. Published last week, the report calculated the total economic contribution of higher education institutions across Yorkshire and Humberside in 2011-12. It also found that more than 62,000 jobs were generated by the region’s institutions. Specific figures for the University of York ... Read More »

Pakistan: Universities role must to meet demands of internationalisation

Pakistani students

By Baqa-ul-Mohsin Universities should enlighten their neighbouring communities to resolving their problems with the ultimate aim of developing society and economy through transforming the lives of students. Pakistani universities have to rise to modern-day challenges and play a major role in serving humanity to make the society a place for knowledge production and promote social relations at national and international ... Read More »

British universities contribute £73bn to the economy in a year

English universities

British universities have generated more than £73 billion in a year for the economy and almost 3 per cent of all employment, a new report has revealed. Through direct or secondary multiplier effects, higher education institutions contributed more than £73 billion in 2011-12, compared with £59 billion in 2007-08, when the findings were last published in 2009. And for every ... Read More »

Universities warned over preventing graduation because of debt

UK Universities

By Adrian Polglase A report by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) warned universities last month that terms and conditions that prevent students who owe non-tuition fee debts from graduating could breach consumer protection law. The report, published on 18 February, showed that approximately three quarters of the 115 UK universities surveyed by the OFT enforce such conditions, which could ... Read More »

Scots universities accused of scrimping on pay

Scots universities

BY CHRIS MARSHALL Scotland’s universities are spending a smaller proportion of their money on staff costs despite seeing their overall income rise to £3 billion last year, according to a new report. Research by the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) found total income in the higher education sector rose by 6.4 per cent in 2012-13, with almost 58 per cent ... Read More »

More public universities urged in twin cities

Pakistani students

The residents of the twin cities have demanded of the federal and provincial governments to increase the number of public sector higher education institutions as a large number of students are not able to afford education in private institutions. “Thousands of students who fail to get admission in government higher education institutions find it difficult to afford education in private ... Read More »

Bankruptcy threatens private colleges, universities

Philippines Universities

For private high schools, colleges and universities, survival is the name of the game when the roll-out of the K to 12 (kindergarten to Grade 12) reforms is completed. The mainstreaming of Grades 11 and 12 come 2016 has schools planning ahead to expand to senior high school while at the same time bracing up for the worst. “Private schools support ... Read More »

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