The Student Selection and Placement Center apologised on 12 August for a calculation mistake in the placement scores of candidates entering Turkey’s national university entrance exam, which had led to the incorrect placement of over 1,000 people, writes Esra Ülkar for Hurriyet Daily News.
The rising cost of a university education in Jordan is shutting out low-income students and revealing long-term structural problems with the financing of higher education, writes Mohammad Fraij for Al-Fanar Media.
Universities in the United Kingdom could collectively be paying up to £80 million (US$103 million) as a result of the credit card transaction fees associated with international tuition payments, according to statistics from global payment giant, Western Union, writes Natalie Marsh for The PIE News.
With the free tuition policy signed into law, the government is now planning to re-implement the National College Entrance Examination to manage the influx of students in state-funded higher education institutions, writes Janvic Mateo for The Philippine Star.
The new head of South Korea’s innovation office has resigned just four days after being appointed, after 288 professors at Seoul National University signed a statement demanding her resignation amid public outrage over her alleged role in a scientific fraud scandal, writes Liz Heron for Global Government Forum.
The Language Council of Norway or Språkrådet says it is concerned about the amount of English used in courses at Norwegian universities and colleges, reports The Local.no.
A consortium of German universities, research institutes and public libraries has rejected the latest offer from Dutch publishing giant Elsevier for a new countrywide licensing agreement for its research portfolio. Germany’s chief negotiator says the offer does not meet the requirements of German researchers, writes Ned Stafford for Chemistry World.
President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a law making education free at all state universities in the Philippines, despite warnings from his economic advisers that the country cannot afford it, reports Agence France-Presse.
United Kingdom universities could lose talented European Union staff unless they receive "greater clarity" from the government on the post-Brexit rights of EU nationals, according to the Russell Group. The group of top research universities says Brexit is causing EU staff "uncertainty and anxiety" and making the recruitment of others harder, reports the BBC.
Universities admissions will be monitored from next year to ensure British students are not being discriminated against in favour of foreign applicants who can pay more, writes Sarah Knapton for The Telegraph.
One member of Greece’s parliamentary majority voted against the controversial bill on higher education that was approved in the House on 2 August, writes Tasos Kokkinidis for The Greek Reporter.
Since many international students would have started planning their application strategies before Election Day 2016, many experts think this coming admissions cycle may be more telling about the impact of a Trump administration, writes Scott Jaschik for Inside Higher Ed.
Three Moroccan universities – the Mohammed V University in Rabat, Abdelmalek Essaâdi University in Tangier-Tétouan and Hassan I University in Settat – were allegedly involved in diploma trafficking and corruption in 2016, according to a draft report by the Court of Auditors, reports Morocco World News.
Grappling with mushrooming fake universities across India, the University Grants Commission is set to send a ‘gentle reminder’ to the Ministry of Human Resource Development to amend the archaic UGC Act 1956 that stipulates a paltry INR1,000 (US$15.6) fine for offenders involved in running fake universities, writes Sweta Dutta for India Today.
Termination of a US$30 million food security project by USAID has drawn criticism from experts and stakeholders who fear that the abrupt decision will affect ongoing research and scholar exchange programmes in Pakistan, writes Shamsul Islam for The Express Tribune.
The proportion of young people in the United Kingdom who think they are likely to go to university is at its lowest level in years, new figures suggest, with many citing cost as a primary concern, writes Rachael Pells for the Independent.
Over half of students who entered Turkey’s national university exam this year did not fill out the necessary application form indicating which university they wished to be placed in, according to student selection and placement results announced on 8 August, reports Hurriyet Daily News.
South Africa’s Deputy Higher Education Minister Mduduzi Manana arrived at a court in Johannesburg last Thursday ahead of his first court appearance after he allegedly assaulted a woman at a Johannesburg nightclub, writes Thando Kubheka for Eyewitness News.
The Ministry of Higher Education in Afghanistan wants to review the degrees of private universities from now onwards before those institutions issue qualifications to students, writes Tamim Hamid for TOLO News.
As the ruling Chinese Communist Party gears up for an all-important political congress later this year, the administration of President Xi Jinping has issued new rules aimed at limiting what party members can do online. The rules follow the axing of two university lecturers for “inappropriate comments” on social media, reports Radio Free Asia.
A total of MYR1.85 billion (US$430 million) was collected through the endowment funds of the 20 local public universities as of June this year, the Malaysian house of representatives, the Dewan Rakyat, was told last week, reports Bernama.
The National Universities Commission in Nigeria said it is currently processing over 200 applications for new private universities in the country, reports Premium Times.
Prospective applicants for higher learning studies in the 2017-18 academic year have something to smile about as some private institutions in Tanzania are slashing tuition fees in efforts to attract students, reports The Citizen.
America's colleges are harming the country, the majority of Republicans now say. It's a strong downward slide in public opinion that, some experts fear, could exacerbate growing divides among Americans and lead to higher levels of student debt, write Polly Mosendz and Shahien Nasiripour for Bloomberg.
Investments amounting to MYR5.58 billion (US$1.3 billion) by the government in five research universities in the country from 2007 until 2015 generated returns of MYR7.17 billion, reports Bernama.