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International spotlight on Swedish universities

It is not just England where much of the buzz around higher education is about tuition fees. For Sweden has started charging non-EU/EEA students around €10,000-a-year and the consequences could be far-reaching, as NIC MITCHELL finds out. SWEDEN has had one of the best-resourced higher education systems for years, with Universitas 21 – a global […]

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Getting more UK students to study abroad!

Anne-Marie Graham, head of the UK Higher Education International Unit’s new Outward Student Mobility programme, talks to NIC MITCHELL about the aims and aspirations of the new government-backed initiative. As someone who has benefited from study-abroad exchanges in France and Spain, Anne-Marie Graham speaks with authority about the value of schemes like European higher education […]

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Study overseas, UK students urged in new Government initiative

A very welcome new UK government initiative has just been launched to encourage more British students to study abroad. We’ll be looking at the implications in more detail later, but here is the news release about it: UK students will be encouraged to broaden their horizons by travelling overseas for part of their  higher education, […]

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* Remember the student mobility Bucharest summit

Here are some of my early stories and blogs from April and May 2012 in the lead-up to the 2012 Bologna Process Ministerial Conference held in Bucharest at the end of April. Originally posted under ‘UNI NEWS AND VIEWS” on this website, they provide a useful reminder of where we were a year ago with […]

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Stormy start to 2013 for German higher education

A new series of occasional blogs on higher education trends in different countries and issues facing European universities starts by looking at Germany. I have Sweden and the UK lined-up on the horizon and hope the blogs help increase understanding on what’s happening in in higher education around Europe. NOT the start to 2013 that […]

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Good or bad news for EU student mobility?

The European Union’s research and innovation Horizon programme is to be cut by €10 billion and over 700,000 young will miss out on study or work opportunities abroad under the Erasmus for All scheme over the next six years. That’s the bad news to emerge from the European Council summit when EU heads of state […]

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Are the British really anti-European? Not the students!

I suppose some of our politicians don’t really help, and the press can be pretty hostile. So, maybe we shouldn’t be surprised that British people are often portrayed as being a bit, shall we say, anti-European. But one group dismisses any such accusation – UK students looking for master’s courses. And they’re not just hitting […]

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Career change helps keep Londoner Keith in Sweden

Keith Lowton was looking for fresh challenges after cut backs in the pharmaceutical industry meant he and 1200 colleagues were laid-off by Astra Zeneca last year. The 36-year-old North Londoner had been working at the company’s large Stockholm operation as a pharmaceutical statistician and decided a career change was needed. So he applied to several […]

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Going abroad for your master’s degree ?

George Leech is part a new trend of British graduates going abroad for their master’s degrees. For years, British students had a well-earned reputation for being the ‘stay-at-home’ types, rarely moving outside the country for their higher education in sharp contrast to the hundreds of thousands of foreign nationals attending UK universities. Now a combination […]

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‘European mobile loans will help banks not students’

With the Erasmus scheme running out of money and fears that 2013 is going tougher financially, the European Commission has proposed an ‘EU Erasmus Loan Guarantee Facility’ for master’s students studying abroad. But the plan has come under attack from the very people it is said to support. A PROPOSED loan scheme to support master’s […]

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