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Australian academics say universities ‘dumbing down’ for foreign students

By Mon, Aug 03, 2015 1:42PM UTC 1 Comment

Discuss the subject of academic standards with the older generation of university academics and you will be told in no uncertain manner, that standards are deteriorating dramatically....

University librarian in China admits he replaced art with fakes

By Tue, Jul 21, 2015 6:23PM UTC 0 Comment

BEIJING (AP) — A former chief librarian at a Chinese university has admitted to stealing more than 140 paintings by grandmasters and replacing them with his own fakes....

The growing gender imbalance in higher ed: Where have all the boys gone?

By Tue, Jun 30, 2015 10:02AM UTC 1 Comment

Higher education institutes have traditionally been dominated by men over the centuries. However since the 1970s there has been a big shift in the gender balance, reaching a tipping point in the 1990s when women began to outnumber men in university enrollments. This is not just the case in the EU, US, and Australia. Many...

Study shows university websites not keeping abreast of mobile device uptake

By Fri, Mar 20, 2015 2:09AM UTC 0 Comment

Earlier today Study International and the University of Salford Business School released their joint White Paper on Digital device trends among international students. The launch, which took place at the Radisson Hotel on Bloomsbury Street in London, brought together some of the top UK university decision makers and featured a presentation of the White Paper’s...

Crowd-funding university degrees: smart or sly?

By Tue, Dec 09, 2014 12:58PM UTC 0 Comment

It's been used to finance films, games, apps and even one man’s quest to make a potato salad, but now, with the eye-watering costs of higher education, some students are turning to crowd-funding as a way of paying for their studies....