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June 16, 2016
A group of Australian research universities known as the Group of Eight issued a policy paper on Wednesday calling for the government to “moderate growth in degree level participation, while opening up a wider range of opportunities, including at the subdegree level in both vocational and higher education.”
June 15, 2016
Universities that set up shop globally should work to uphold principles such as academic freedom, gender equity and freedom of speech -- but they sometimes compromise, scholars argue.
June 15, 2016
ACT will not schedule a makeup date following the cancellation of its June 11 test administrations in Hong Kong and South Korea due to a leak of test materials.
June 14, 2016
South Korean students and scientists are fighting a proposal to eliminate exemptions to compulsory military service for science and engineering graduate students, Nature News reported. Opponents argue that eliminating the exemptions could cause students to go overseas for their graduate degrees and decrease the country’s capacity for scientific research, including defense-related research.
June 10, 2016
A professor at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev was among those killed Wednesday when Palestinian gunmen attacked Tel Aviv’s Sarona Market, the university announced.
June 10, 2016
The biennial Scholars at Risk gathering focuses on threats to scholars and academic values globally.
June 9, 2016
A Canadian university professor has been jailed in Iran after conducting research on women in the country, according to a report in The Globe and Mail, which cites the professor’s niece.
June 9, 2016
The leader of the law college at Pakistan’s University of Balochistan, Amanullah Achakzai, was shot and killed on his way to work on Wednesday, the Lahore-based The Nation reported. Police said unidentified gunmen riding motorcycles opened fire on Achakzai’s vehicle; a motive had not immediately been established.
June 8, 2016
A new law in China would make cheating on the high-stakes national college entrance exam punishable by up to a seven-year jail sentence, The New York Times reported. Student and parent reaction to the law is mixed, with some praising it as a way to deter cheating and others believing that a seven-year jail sentence is too harsh. Human rights experts described the severity of the threatened punishment as worrisome.
June 7, 2016
Members of the American Anthropological Association narrowly vote down a resolution to boycott Israeli academic institutions.


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