WENR, July/August 2001: Asia/Pacific

Regional News  Asia-Pacific  Developing Countries Embrace Distance Education In Beijing, Jakarta and elsewhere in Asia large state-run distance-learning institutions have been established to help meet the burgeoning demand for higher education, which governments can no longer satisfy through traditional bricks-and-mortar schools. But proponents of distance…

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WENR, July/August 2001: Commonwealth

Regional News  Russia & The Commonwealth of Independent States  Soros Scholarships for Gypsies Financier George Soros announced a new program to offer university scholarships to Roma people, also known as gypsies, in seven Eastern European countries: Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Macedonia, Romania, Slovakia and…

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WENR, May/June 2001: Asia/Pacific

Regional News  Asia/Pacific  AUSTRALIA Monash University in Melbourne is ready to open its South African campus at Roodeport, the first foreign institution to do so in South Africa. The university plans to offer undergraduate degrees in the arts, business and commerce, information technology, computing and…

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eWENR, March/April 2001: Asia Pacific

Regional News  Asia Pacific  AUSTRALIA The School of Medicine at James Cook University has passed the initial review by the Australian Medical Council, the national accreditation body for undergraduate medical education. When the accreditation process is completed, the new course is expected to graduate doctors…

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eWENR, July/August 2000: Asia & Pacific

Regional News  Asia & Pacific  AUSTRALIA The Ministry of Education recently announced plans to provide quality assurance for the country’s 40 colleges and universities. The Australian Quality Assurance Agency will audit data provided by self-accrediting institutions of higher education. Everything from teaching to management and…

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