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A blog from the Center for International Higher Education

March 2, 2014 - 9:02pm
Half of professors in Catalonia earn between €300 (associate professors) and €1,200 (post-docs) per month (US $409 and $1,637, respectively); professors with more stable positions earn salaries that are competitive in the European Union.
February 16, 2014 - 8:31pm
The experiment with uncapping student numbers at Australian universities has been in operation for two years but despite the predictions of falling standards, there has been no significant change in retention statistics.
February 9, 2014 - 9:34pm
Many affirmative action programs emerge in Brazil, but most struggle with limited number of places in public higher education.
February 4, 2014 - 6:22pm
More countries and institutions thinking of international students as commodities to be traded are contributing to more volatility in the flow of international students, and this may have consequences for budgets and academic programs.
January 28, 2014 - 9:02pm
Change waiting to happen.
January 19, 2014 - 6:34pm
AIRC was single-minded in its determination to have NACAC's 'permission' for member institutions to work with agents. NACAC backed down. 
January 12, 2014 - 6:47pm
Brazil performs below the average in mathematics (ranks between 57 and 60), reading (ranks between 54 and 56) and science (ranks between 57 and 60) among the 65 countries and economies that participated.
January 5, 2014 - 8:48pm
From 2005 to 2010, with a soaring economy, the Argentine government significantly increased public spending on education, mainly allocated to  higher salaries for teachers.
December 17, 2013 - 10:55am
The concentration of funds into the compensation of a single person on a university campus when so many programs are facing stagnant or decreasing budgets is irrational. 
December 12, 2013 - 7:33pm
International comparisons divert attention from the main purpose of the educational enterprise and often influence national policy; in that sense, they are dangerous.



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