France loans Kenya $30 Million to Improve Higher Ed Infrastructure

The French Development Agency (AFD) has agreed to provide a $30 million dollar grant to 39 Kenyan universities, in a bid to improve access and quality in the higher education sector.


Brazil Dominates Latin America University Rankings

Times Higher Education (THE) released a pilot ranking of the top ten universities in Latin America. The rankings rely on the same performance indicators as those used to rank universities worldwide.

Asia Pacific

China: Decentralization of Degree-Granting Authority May Signal Broader Change

This summer a few Chinese universities began issuing their own degrees – a task that has, until now, been centrally administered only by the Chinese Ministry of Education. By 2017, all universities will follow suit. Is the shift a harbinger of additional reforms?


Ireland: Brexit May Lead to a Flood of International Enrollments

Britain’s decision to leave the European Union puts the future of some 10,905 Irish students studying in U.K. colleges and universities in question.

Middle East

Turkey: Government Removes 1,500 University Deans

In the wake of July's coup attempt, the Turkish government demanded the resignation of 1,500 university deans. The attempt to identify political opponents and quash dissent has reportedly affected more than 50,000 people, many of them students, teachers, and academics.
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