Peter W Halligan
Wales has a relatively small researcher base, and secured only 2% of the total UK research spend in 2011. But according to a report by scientific information service Elsevier, in terms of weighted citation impact Wales has overtaken countries such as Norway, Finland, Ireland and New Zealand and is one of the best places to do research.
An Austrian survey of the impacts of study abroad programmes on graduates has found that the benefits – especially of longer study abroad – are significant and enduring.
An award-winning ‘internationalising the campus’ programme has significant benefits for students and reaches students not normally involved in study abroad projects.
Ameen Amjad Khan
Pakistan plans to set up new women-only universities in Faisalabad, Multan, Bahawalpur and Sialkot, to add to seven existing women’s universities, Punjab’s minister Mujtaba Shuja-ur-Rehman announced in Lahore last month.
Eric Kelderman, The Chronicle of Higher Education
Janet Napolitano had zero experience leading a college before she became president of the University of California last year. Yet after just four months on the job, Napolitano (56) has outlined major goals for the system, including a reconsideration of tuition policies, improving cooperation with the other two higher education systems in the state, ensuring the prominent role of research and graduate education, and making the campuses carbon-neutral by 2025.