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Election victors in Czech Republic seek shift in priorities in higher education

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Observers expect a “market-oriented” approach, focused on the economy.

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Turkish academics remain fearful in exile

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In Germany, they fear online harassment and the watchful eyes of those who support the Turkish government.

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Ukraine struggles with culture of pervasive cheating in universities

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Survey of undergraduates finds that nearly half have paid bribes and almost all admitted to cheating on exams.

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The peace process and higher education in Colombia

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The country has some strong universities, but many institutions struggle to serve impoverished students.

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Spanish academics criticize new accreditation requirements for those who teach

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New requirement to become individually accredited angers university instructors, who complain of paperwork and an erosion of academic values.

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International graduate student applications grow, but at slower pace

Report from the Council of Graduate Schools shows international graduate student applications and enrollments continue to grow, but the rate is slower than in recent years.

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Finland's universities fear brain drain is following budget cuts

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After major budget cuts for universities, Ph.D.s are leaving the country.

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Report outlines duties of countries to protect higher education from attacks

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Report outlines countries’ responsibility to protect their universities, students and faculty members.

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Fears expressed about future of key European research program

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Are low chances of being funded discouraging best researchers from key European Commission program?

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Researcher looks at exploitation of academics at Bangladesh's private universities

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Researcher explores the exploitation of academics at the country’s private universities.

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