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Germany sees benefits in educating international students for free

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University leaders see benefits to policy in a country with aging population, but some states have been trying to move away from the approach.

Study finds women in economics write papers that are more readable, but face longer publication delays

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Female economists write papers that are more readable than those produced by their male counterparts but take significantly longer to get published, study finds.

Professors in France enjoy job security but have low salaries

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Professors’ civil servant status provides some benefits, but not much in terms of compensation.

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.

Russia focuses on soft power in its international student strategy

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Emphasis on soft power leads to focus on those from former Soviet states.

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.

Some academics worry that new tools enable plagiarism to bypass detection

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Programs that promote themselves as helping students paraphrase may be helping them plagiarize, researcher warns.

Proposal would limit credit researchers receive on projects with many co-authors

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Proposal would quantify how much reward authors should receive on projects with multiple authors.

French minister seeks to mend 'broken links' between academics and political leaders

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French minister seeks to rebuild ties between academics and politicians -- and sees new law on release of data as part of the solution.

Paper says it is time for publishers to punish tardy journal editors

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Paper argues that those who can't meet deadlines for evaluating submissions should be removed from their positions.

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