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Norway and Switzerland fight FP8 budget hike

Posted in research with tags , , , , on 29 January 2011 by Steve

“Norway and Switzerland are opposing a budget increase for the next Framework Programme, which starts in 2014, fearing that their contribution to its costs could grow out of all proportion. Both countries are outside the EU and would have to pay significantly more towards Framework 8 than previous Framework Programmes if its budget increases …” (more)

[Inga Vesper and John Fogarty, Research, 25 January]

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Questions raised over foreign student influx

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 20 February 2010 by Steve

“Students from abroad are flocking to study in Swiss universities, but the development has raised concerns in some quarters. While many agree that overseas students help boost diversity and quality, a debate is raging over whether quotas should be introduced or fees raised to stem costs …” (more)

[Isobel Leybold-Johnson, swissinfo.ch, 19 February]