Monthly Archives: May 2012

Europe’s Austerity Measures Take Their Toll on Academe

Europe’s Austerity Measures Take Their Toll on Academe | Aisha Labi | Chronicle of Higher Education | 4 May 2012

The article explores ways in which European universities are being impacted by government austerity measures, or efforts to reduce public spending, due to the global financial crisis that began in 2008. Particular emphasis is given to increased tuition costs, reductions in services offered to students, and the elimination of job opportunities for college professors that have resulted from such higher education budget cuts.

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Marginal incentive: coalition ‘blinks first in game of chicken’

Marginal incentive: coalition ‘blinks first in game of chicken’ | David Matthews | Times Higher Education | 3 May 2012

Fees could rise at lower end as pool shrinks, while ABB allows expansion at top. The government has radically scaled back the number of “core-and-margin” places that will be open to bids in 2013 from low-cost universities and further education colleges, raising the prospect that institutions that cut fees for 2012-13 could raise them again

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Southern Cross University may have broken the rules

Southern Cross University may have broken the rules | Julie Hare | The Australian Higher Education | 02 May, 2012

SOUTHERN Cross University could be at risk of deregistration after irregularities in admissions and assessment in at least two offshore programs may have breached three provider standards under the new national regulator.

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