Universities in Wales have been urged to "clamp down" on their high earners as spending cuts loom, reports Gareth Evans for the Western Mail. Assembly members have demanded assurances that lower-paid staff will not pay for a slashed budget while several university vice-chancellors' salaries continue to dwarf that of the Prime Minister.
Salam Fayyad, the Palestinian prime minister, has said his government wants to expand access to higher education as it enters the second and final year of its plan to prepare Palestinians for independent statehood, writes Matthew Kalman for the Chronicle of Higher Education.
Look no further than Britain's universities for business success stories at a time when the wider commercial world is reeling from recession, writes Richard Wachman for The Observer.
An Ethiopian government agency has scrapped all distance education programmes provided by both private and public institutions in the country, and private colleges are no longer to offer training in law and teaching fields, reports Addis Fortune.
A national effort to increase the number of students from families with no tradition of going to college, or students with a disability, participating in higher education has produced a big jump in college offers in these categories, reports Katherine Donnelly for the Independent.
The Indian Institutes of Technology have asked the government to allow them to hire foreign nationals as permanent faculty, in a radical proposal that if accepted could expose students to globally-renowned professors, writes Charu Sudan Kasturi for the Hindustan Times.
A long-awaited pact between China and India is on the verge of being signed, which will see the two countries treat each other's degrees as equivalent, reports the Hindustan Times. The mutual recognition agreement with China will, however, not cover medicine and pharmacy programmes.
Even as labour shortages plague manufacturing industries, more than one-quarter of this year's 6.3 million Chinese college graduates are unemployed, according to the Education Ministry, reports Dexter Roberts for Bloomberg Businessweek.
A Perth lecturer found to have pressured failing Chinese students for s ex is unlikely to be the only academic to exploit the vulnerability of students caught up in Australia's visas-for-degrees trade, writes Bernard Lane for The Australian.
First-year students need £3,500 (US$5,400) of "essential" kit including a laptop and smartphone before embarking on their university career, reports Fiona Macleod for The Scotsman.
Minister of Science, Research and Technology Kamran Daneshjoo said the "enemies" of Iran were plotting a cultural invasion of the country's universities, reports Press TV.
Some public universities have resorted to depending on income generating projects and cost cutting techniques following the Rwandan government's decision to scale down funding to institutions of higher learning, reports The New Times.
Israeli professors representing the faculties of all of Israel's seven research universities have publicly denounced "political pressures brought to bear on universities recently, which are tantamount to blatant interference in academic freedom", writes Matthew Kalman for The Chronicle of Higher Education.
With a rapid increase in the number of Chinese graduates enrolling in PhD programmes in the past decade, it seems the quality of education doctoral students receive is falling short, writes He Dan for the official agency Xinhua.
During the past six years, Australia has had rapid success in recruiting students from a relatively new market: Latin America, writes Janaki Kremmer for The Chronicle of Higher Education. Since 2004, enrolment of students from the region has risen from 7,000 to 34,000.
Official statistics show that a surge in the number of foreign students studying in the UK helped drive up net migration by 20% last year, reports Channel 4 News.
An academic believes he has found evidence to refute the argument that increased university provision of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (Stem) subjects is needed to aid the economy, writes John Morgan for Inside Higher Ed.
Professors will now stay longer in universities after Nigeria's federal government pushed back the national mandatory retirement age from 65 to 70, reports Next. Non-academic staff also received a further five years after the government increased their retirement age to 65.
The Mozambican government has approved new regulations on the licensing and functioning of higher education institutions which collectively deal with more than 70,000 students, reports AllAfrica.com.
Seventy percent of universities included in a nationwide student rights evaluation received failing scores, reflecting a general disregard for student rights in Taiwan, reports the The China Post.
A high court ruling which made an educational fund for poor white girls available to girls from all races was disputed in the Supreme Court of Appeal, reports the South African Press Association.
The Maharashtra state government is considering setting up a vocational university that would be the first of its kind in the country, said minister for higher and technical education Rajesh Tope, reports The Times of India.
Students at Carleton University in Ottawa will have the option of renting their textbooks from the beginning of the upcoming semester, reports CBC News.
Eleven universities in Cambodia, Laos and Viet Nam signed an agreement last week during a University Presidents' Conference in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, to develop a collaborative network in the region, reports Viet Nam News.
The Iranian government has said it will restrict the number of students admitted to humanities programmes at universities, Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty's Radio Farda reports. The announcement was made on 25 August by Abolfazl Hassani, director of the government's Office of Development of Higher Education.