World news

Li Qing Quan of Shenzhen and Emeric Peyredieu du Charlat of Audencia

Dean of new French-Chinese institution excited by opportunities in ‘dynamic’ part of the world

Red carpet

Country is the latest to wonder whether separate admissions processes for international students are fair

Three ballet dancers

Combining higher education institutions will be 'catalyst' to improve scholarship, says minister

Female prisoners sitting in court room

Advocates for using education to help former inmates get their lives back on track say that current policies are deterring applications

Map of Pakistan

Co-author of a major UK study of female advancement at Pakistan’s universities recounts positive experience of such institutions

Man leaps from boat, China

Those who leave China to study are more likely to win jobs and promotion when they return, but local academics tend to take top administrative roles, analysis suggests

Harvard Business School

But research shows Yale University graduates are most productive in Congress

burka niqab face veil

The Nordic state, known for its liberal social policies, is the latest country to announce plans for a ban on burkas in its education system

Doctors in surgery

Future uncertain for medical undergraduates

University senate opposes terms of proposed $10 million deal with businessmen to set up centre for the study of free enterprise

Aula Medica, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

New Hong Kong centre for leading Swedish university will aim to build medical research links across continents

Book covered with Brazilian flag

The South American country is failing to retain enough of its students, a government survey has found

Businessman being transported on rickshaw

Recent graduates teach at three to four universities a day to make ends meet, researcher finds during stint observing country’s private HE system

Burning tyre

Vice-chancellor warns of ‘lost generation’ if classes do not resume soon

Anti-Mafia prosecutor cantone

Former anti-Mafia prosecutor Raffaele Cantone will investigate cronyism and nepotism in Italy’s higher education system next year

Brazilians with flags looking over wall

Revamped scheme should not drain more funding from areas such as research, says São Paulo provost

Clown shoes

Campus police left in position of trying to reassure students while not adding to febrile atmosphere

A colombian youngster places the national flag and a bunch of white flowers at the bottom of Simon Bolivar's monument in Bogota.

Academy has a key role to play despite voters narrowly rejecting deal between Farc and the government, says university president

Australian and Chinese flags

Strategy aimed at reducing reliance on China and increasing international student diversity

Gameshow contestant falling into mud pit

Drop in percentage of successful applications to research councils comes amid global debate over ‘wasted’ time applying for funding