Internationalisation

China and Malaysia

The early days of Xiamen University Malaysia illustrate the challenges Chinese universities will face as they open branch campuses in other nations, say Alan Ruby and Bonnie Yingfei He

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ONS figures will raise fears of further drop in non-EU student enrolment

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It is imperative that the UK commits to participating in the student exchange programme post-Brexit, says Tim Farron

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New English journals are ‘springing up like mushrooms’ so research can be read internationally, says report

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New book makes the case for academics to be far more open to the perspectives of others

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Higher proportion of Chinese scholars and students returning home, new book shows

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Academics working in English studies consider what Brexit means for their discipline

sweden

New visa rules have failed to halt a decline in foreign graduates applying for work in Sweden after graduation

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Pilot easing rules for four universities ‘dismissive’ of others’ contribution

Kabul

American University of Afghanistan ‘devastated’ by abductions

Science research

Guild of European Research Intensive Universities also calls for minister to guarantee Erasmus funding for UK students 

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European researchers call for a ‘radical reorganisation’ to help undergraduates and PhD students access grants

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Senior figure sees ‘strong signals’ that Turkey’s academy has been infiltrated, despite international criticism

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Despite a long history of trailblazing female academics, Europe's academy is making slow progress in promoting more women to senior roles, says lobby group

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Sub-Saharan Africa’s first online university will help other institutions in the region to embrace technology, says co-founder

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Greek researchers from US institutions hit out at controversial plan drawn up by University of Texas economist

Theresa May, Conservative Party

Bath, Cambridge, Imperial, Oxford chosen for two-year master's student pilot

Man working at Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East (SESAME)

Sophie Cohen reports on a groundbreaking cross-border science project that aims to emulate Cern in bringing nations together despite their history 

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41 per cent of prospective students less likely to come here post-referendum, survey suggests

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Idea is mooted at EuroScience Open Forum but event is also warned that privileging researchers could be seen as ‘elitist’