Europe

WENR, March 2016: Europe

Austrian universities seek to streamline admissions for refugees

The Austrian government recently imposed a stringent cap on refugee numbers in defiance of international law. A number of Austrian universities, however, are actively working to support Syrian refugees in need.


Posted in Europe, Regional News Summaries

WENR, February 2016: Europe

Syrian and Iraqi scholars get safe haven, financial support

The Institute of International Education (IIE) and the Finnish Government have partnered to provide scholarships for threatened scholars from Iraq and Syria. The IIE Scholar Rescue Fund…


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WENR, December 2015: Europe

Severe budget cuts spark student protests in Denmark

Twenty-two thousand students from more than 40 student organizations in the ‘Student Alliance’ gathered on October 29 in central Copenhagen and Aarhus, according to…


Posted in Europe, Regional News Summaries

WENR, July/August 2015: Europe

Branch Campuses Low Priority for European University Internationalization Plans

Opening branch campuses is now the lowest internationalization priority for European universities, according to a recent study, prompting suggestions that the much talked about market may have reached its peak…


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WENR, June 2015: Europe

Bologna Progress Report Says Much Left to be Done in Harmonizing Education System

Much more needs to be done to harmonize Europe’s higher education system, according to a new report on the state of implementation of the Bologna Process across the European Higher Education Area (EHEA)…


Posted in Europe, Regional News Summaries

WENR, May 2015: Europe

Increasing Number of University Mergers Across the Continent

The European University Association (EUA) released a new report in April mapping and analyzing university mergers and concentration processes in 20 higher education systems across the continent over the last 15 years…


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WENR, April 2015: Europe

Nordic Countries Lead Europe for English-Language Provision

The Nordic region has the greatest proportion of English-taught programs in Europe at the higher education level, according to a recent study by the Academic Cooperation Association…


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WENR, March 2015: Europe

French Universities Perform Well in New Internationalization Ranking

French institutions have performed particularly well in the second annual internationalization rankings from user-driven global higher education U-Multirank rankings…


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WENR, January/February 2015: Europe

Finland to Remain Tuition-Free for International Students

The Finnish government has abandoned plans to introduce tuition fees for non-EEA students, following an October proposal from Minister for Education Krista Kiuru to implement fees from 2016…


Posted in Europe, Regional News Summaries

WENR, December 2014: Europe

More Harmonization Beyond Bologna Required

More harmonization of higher education systems across the European Union may be needed if its universities are to continue to compete on the global stage, speakers at a recent conference have claimed…


Posted in Europe, Regional News Summaries