Archive for Europe

University Mergers Sweep Across Europe

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 2 January 2011 by Steve

“The cluster of glass buildings that serves as the headquarters of Nokia, the global telecommunications giant that is Finland’s largest company, is a short stroll from the main campus of Aalto University, one of the country’s newest higher-education institutions …” (more)

[Aisha Labi, Chronicle of Higher Education, 2 January]

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As Cuts Hit European Higher Education Hard, Students and Professors Take to the Streets

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 10 December 2010 by Steve

“Across Europe students and professors have been taking to the streets in protest. The largest demonstrations have been in Britain …” (more)

[Aisha Labi, Chronicle of Higher Education, 9 December]

Europe’s Education Crisis: College Costs Soar

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 5 April 2010 by Steve

“College students are known for their ability to survive on instant noodles, toast and a shoestring budget. But recently, some students in Ireland have gotten particularly desperate …” (more)

[Meg Handley, Time, 4 April]

Universities face budget cuts

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 21 February 2010 by Steve

“The global economic crisis has led to budget cuts in the education sector in member states across the European Union at a time when the bloc is seeking to boost its economy by, among other things, putting education at the centre of its new economic strategy …” (more)

[Helena Spongenberg, University World News, 21 February]

Invasion of the European Economists

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 28 January 2010 by Steve

“One-third of the faculty of Harvard University’s economics department hails from Europe. At the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, half of the finance department’s faculty is European. And these schools aren’t alone: European economists are overrepresented at all first-tier American universities …” (more)

[HT: Philip Lane]
[Guy Sorman, City Journal, Winter issue]

Europe’s ‘best universities’

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 30 October 2009 by Steve

EU“A league table that isn’t actually a league table: via ‘European best universities’ – ZEIT ONLINE …” (more)

[Registrarism, 29 October]

Leaders highlight universities’ role in downturn

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 30 March 2009 by Steve

EU“Five hundred university leaders who gathered in Prague this month called on European governments to invest in higher education during the economic and financial crisis. Meeting at the fifth convention of higher education institutions, organised by the European University Association, the rectors said universities had a key role as a ‘motor’ for economic recovery by providing the research-based education at all levels needed to promote creativity and innovation. EUA President Professor Jean-Marc Rapp told the meeting European universities were a long-term investment in the continent’s future …” (more)

[University World News, 29 March]