Osnabrueck University is paving the way for a growth in Islamic studies with the aim of better integrating Germany's four million Muslims into German society, reports Deutsche Welle.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced last week that US$20 million is up for grabs for education innovations in a new push to prepare high school students for college, writes Jenara Nerenberg for Fast Company.
Lumina University, established in Bucharest by Turkish entrepreneurs with the goal of becoming the best in the region, has celebrated the start of its first academic year with a ceremony attended by Turkish and Romanian officials, reports Today's Zaman.
Business faculties that are selected into the Malaysian government's special programme for top business schools will enjoy some flexibility not offered to other institutions, writes Lee Yen Mun for The Star.
Major South African universities began looking into their own ties with Israeli universities after the University of Johannesburg's decision on Wednesday to terminate its links with Ben-Gurion University unless it fulfils, within six months, two conditions UJ has specified, writes David MacFarlane for the Mail & Guardian. The conditions are that Palestinian universities be included in the partnership and that activities with Ben-Gurion should not have military implications.
The decline of Italy's universities, none of which currently appear in the world's top 200, is a constant source of lament among the country's chattering classes, writes Michael Day for The Independent. But the reason for this sorry state is laid bare by new research that shows the extent of nepotism in higher education. The grip of family fiefdoms is being blamed for a nationwide brain drain.
Countries like Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore, along with Hong Kong, have set their sights on becoming hubs for Islamic finance, where investments are made according to Islamic principles, writes Liz Gooch for The New York Times.
Sixty years ago there were just 20 foreign students studying in China. By 2020, there should be 500,000. That's what will happen if a plan released last week by the Chinese Ministry of Education does what it sets out to do, reports The Independent.
US-based Duke University, ranked 14th in the QS World University Rankings, is planning to set up a campus in India, writes Kirtika Suneja for Sify Finance. According to sources, Duke is looking for land for a campus in Delhi, Mumbai, Chandigarh or Pune.
Australia and India have defied media hysteria over attacks on overseas students and a soured relationship to establish a two-way higher education model, writes Guy Healy for The Australian.
For most graduating students, finding a job would be a top priority. But not for 145 students from the Ciputra University in Surabaya, East Java, writes Sujadi Siswo for Channel News Asia. That's because almost all of them have business start-ups. They have created more than 900 jobs in Indonesia.
The number of universities and academic programmes in Japan is rising, particularly among professional graduate schools. But there is one obvious problem: not enough students are signing up, writes Miki Tanikawa for The New York Times.
From the coming spring semester, a tuition cap system will take effect to restrict universities from inflating fees above an approved rate. And students and parents will have a say in reviewing the tuition amount, reports the Korea Herald.
An analysis of international data reveals that a small rise in fees would push England to the top of a league table of the most costly places to study - overtaking nations including Iceland and the United States, writes Graeme Paton for The Telegraph.
Despite a freeze on UK undergraduates, up to 20% more international students are set to enrol in universities in Wales this autumn, reports the BBC.
Ministers are drawing up proposals that would make universities more competitive and could lead to the weakest colleges disappearing, writes Robert Winnett for The Daily Telegraph.
Britain is facing a major brain drain as scientists abandon the country for better-funded jobs abroad, an investigation by Jeevan Vasagar for The Guardian reveals. Top researchers including an Oxford professor of physics and a stem cell researcher seeking a cure for the commonest form of blindness, say they are poised to leave.
Canada has earned praise for levelling the financial playing field for lower-income students. The problem is that many of them are not being targeted early enough, writes Caroline Alphonso for The Globe and Mail.
The advance briefing for reporters covering last week's release of the National Research Council's ratings of doctoral programmes may have made history as the first time a group doing rankings held a news conference at which it seemed to be largely trying to write them off, reports Scott Jaschik for Inside Higher Ed.
Two professors who 'audited' a 10-year partnership between the South African Education Department, several Southern African universities and the Norwegian government said development funds could do more for Southern African universities if money was given to several collaborating universities instead of just one, and if the universities receiving the funds were reasonably strong, writes Sue Blaine for Business Day.
An estimated 10,000 students a year are subjected to disciplinary action across Australia's universities, most of them for plagiarism allegations, reports Andrew Trounson for The Australian.
Two students from Bindura University are said to have died after being assaulted by security guards determined to stop those who had not paid their tuition fees from attending a graduation ceremony, reports Lance Guma for SW Radio Africa News.
When Michigan State University shut down its undergraduate programme in Dubai in July, citing among other things the departure of overseas workers and their families in the wake of the financial crisis, it was feared that other colleges and universities would also suffer, writes Vir Singh for The New York Times. This has not happened.
The renowned US teaching and research medical institution Johns Hopkins University will be setting up a school and hospital in Malaysia, writes Wong Chun Wai for The Star. It will be Malaysia's first private teaching hospital with research facilities.
The Indira Gandhi National Open University, the largest in the world, will open study centres in six European nations, including Germany and France, to offer personalised courses, reports Sify Finance.