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Friday, 15 December 2017 //

ESNA Podcast #9: Anglicising the European student

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BERLIN (esna) -- As the spread of English-taught Bachelor's courses in Europe's universities creeps forwards, many people are concerned that we're moving too fast into uncharted waters, and leaving the public behind. We talk to Annette de Groot, professor of psycholinguistics at the University of Amsterdam, about the implications of teaching  in English for European students ... read more 15.12.17

Saturday, 9 December 2017 //

Apple’s ‘Everyone Can Code’ goes global

div(mashable) -- Apple just announced the global expansion of its Everyone Can Code initiative to more than 20 colleges and universities outside of the US including countries such as The Netherlands, Great Britain and Denmark. “Our program has been incredibly popular among US schools and colleges, and today marks an important step forward as we expand internationally,” said Tim Cook, the company’s CEO. Not only since the Paradise Papers, Apple is known as a grandmaster of tax avoidance ... read more 11.2017

Friday, 8 December 2017 //

Ukrainian anti-anticommunist demystification

image: ESNAKIEV (zn) -- Experts of two Ukrainian universities spoke up against the law of ‘de-communism’ from 2015 — that prohibits national-socialist and communist propaganda and stipulates to take down Soviet monuments, rename streets and the like. The scientists came to the conclusion that the law is fuzzy, too broad in scope and does not provide legal certainty ... read more 23.11.2017

Stop the Serbian brain drain

BELGRADE (pink) -- This week, during the industry-sponsored event ‘Youth Heroes’, Serbian education and science minister, Mladen Šarčević stressed the importance of systemic solutions for youth retention in Serbia and the return of those who have gone abroad. “Serbia’s population will decrease by one third before 2050, if no steps are taken,” he said ... read more 05.12.2017

How Trumps tax plan affects universities

image: CC Michael VadonWASHINGTON (time) -- The tax bills recently passed by Republicans in Washington could put college further out of reach for some Americans. It could turn tuition waivers into taxable income, dramatically increasing what students owe in taxes each year. On the other hand, the wealthiest private college endowments could be taxed ... read more 04.12.2017

Thursday, 7 December 2017 //

Intelligent accounting in Hungary

image: University of DebrecenBUDAPEST (origo) -- A debate has been sparked over Hungary’s university funding. Critics say it’s not right that EU money is considered part of the national university budget. Especially, as István Fábián, rector of Debrecen University recently said, since public expenditure for higher education in Hungary is still below that of 2008. The government responded that the level of university debt has decreased, and student grants have been raised ... read more | and here

More bureaucracy for Danish universities

COPENHAGEN (information) -- From 2019, universities, professional colleges and vocational academies will receive funding according to quality, study time and graduate unemployment. Educational institutions see the new grant system as less predictable and more bureaucratic ... read more 28.11.2017

Do universities take a stand against nationalism?

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BERKELEY (uwn) -- Nationalism is rising around the world, in many guises and with different consequences for universities. One key question for universities is whether they are challenging or reinforcing the existing political order, argued John Douglass, senior research fellow at the Center for Studies in Higher Education, University of California, Berkeley, introducing its New Nationalism and Universities conference ... read more 05.12.2017