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Developments in Central Asian Higher Education

By Sharon Powell WES Coordinator of Resources Development The collapse of the Soviet Union had a profound impact on the education systems of Central Asia. Drastic cuts in funding; the cessation of directives and guidance from Moscow; the repatriation of


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European Curriculum Reform

By Nick Clark Editor, World Education News & Reviews The Bologna reform movement is almost 8 years old, and by now most people familiar with the process are well aware that the new structure of European degrees is based on


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University Rankings: Spain

On this page: Commercial Initiatives: • El Mundo “50 Carreras Non-commercial Ranking: • Ranking 2005 El Mundo “50 Carreras” <http://aula.elmundo.es/aula/especiales/2006/50carreras/index.html> The Madrid-based daily newspaper, El Mundo, compiles Spain’s only commercially produced comprehensive ranking of universities. Over the last six years,


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University Rankings: Germany

Non-Commercial Initiatives The Humboldt Rankings <www.humboldt-foundation.de/ranking> Every five years the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation ranks institutions of higher education and research institutes according to the number of sponsored foreign researchers they host. The Foundation was established by the German government


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University Rankings: United Kingdom

On this page:    • Quality Assessments by Government-Funded Agencies • Research Assessment Exercise • Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education • HEFCE Performance Indicators    • Teaching Quality Information    • Media ‘League Tables’ • The Times Good University Guide • The


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University Rankings: France

France On this page: Commercial Rankings:    • Le Point    • L’Express, Business School Rankings    • Le Nouvel Observateur    • L’Etudiant Commercial Rankings Le Point Le Point magazine produces an annual ranking of engineering schools, categorized under three categories: post-baccalaureate schools,


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WENR, May/June 2004: Bologna Country Updates: Italy and Austria

By Nick Clark, Assistant Editor WENR VIEW UPCOMING WEBINARS ON POPULAR COUNTRY SYSTEMS OF EDUCATION   Status of the Implementation Process In an attempt to benchmark progress that has been made towards the goal of establishing a European Higher Education


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Education in Italy

VIEW UPCOMING WEBINARS ON POPULAR COUNTRY SYSTEMS OF EDUCATION   Legislative Framework Since 1996 the Italian higher education system has been undergoing a wide and ambitious reform process that has been seeking to restructure and innovate curriculum, governance and organization.


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Bologna Country Updates: Austria

VIEW UPCOMING WEBINARS ON POPULAR COUNTRY SYSTEMS OF EDUCATION   Legislative Framework The higher education sector in Austria is currently undergoing a fundamental process of reform. The reform movement started in 1993 with the implementation of the University Organization Act,


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WENR, March/April 2004: Evaluating the Bologna Degree in the U.S.

VIEW UPCOMING WEBINAR ON BOLOGNA PROCESS   Evaluating the Bologna Degree in the U.S. By Mariam Assefa, Executive Director, WES and Robert Sedgwick, Editor, WENR T he first Bologna bachelor’s degrees were awarded in 2003, which means that European students


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