Europe

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…


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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…


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WENR, September 2014: Europe

Report: Universities Should Use Transnational Education Strategically

A recent report argues that Western universities should take a more strategic approach to using transnational, or cross-border…


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WENR, July/August 2014: Europe

Study: 183 Publically Funded International Scholarship Programs

There are some 183 nationally funded scholarship programs for outbound academic mobility around the globe, with just over half of the world’s countries…


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WENR, May 2014: Europe

University Mergers to Appease the Rankings

Twenty French colleges and research institutes are merging to create Université Paris-Saclay, soon to be one of France’s largest universities, at a cost of about EUR6.5 billion (US$9 billion). The mega-merger is part of France’s bid …


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WENR, April 2014: Europe

EU Looks to Improve Work Rights for Foreign Students and Researchers

The European Union Parliament in February supported draft rules that will offer ‘talented’ non-European international students and researchers improved living and working conditions, in a bid to help member countries attract the world’s best minds.


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WENR, March 2014: Europe

€2 Billion for Excellence Initiatives

French President François Hollande has announced funding of €2 billion (US$2.7 billion) for the creation of new regional university research centers, under a second wave of ‘Excellence Initiatives,’ or IDEX.


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WENR, February 2014: Europe

University Mergers a Theme Across Austerity-Struck Continent

Mergers and system restructures are increasing across Europe as a result of funding cuts, reports Times Higher Education, citing a recent study.

Several university mergers have recently taken place in Belgium, Germany, Finland, Hungary, Poland and Sweden,


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