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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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Cash crisis threatens European student mobility

ERASMUS has been one of success stories for the European Union and celebrates its 25th birthday this year. But it faces a cash crisis that could endanger the future of this innovative scheme to encourage student mobility. NIC MITCHELL finds out more. A ‘Save Erasmus’ petition on Facebook has attracted thousands of signatures as campaigners […]

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Students: mapping the mobile ones in Europe

I set up De la Cour Communications to help stimulate interest in student mobility within the European Higher Education Area, particularly among the seemingly reluctant British. So I knew I had to attend the European Universities Association (EUA) special event in Oslo to discuss the outcome of its project ‘Mapping University Mobility of Staff and […]

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Foreign students ban at London Met University sparks protest !

The Vice Chancellor of the London university banned from enrolling foreign students from outside the EU has claimed the decision will have a “profound impact” on international confidence in the entire British higher education sector. After days of uncertainty, the UK Border Agency confirmed on 29 August that London Metropolitan University was losing its “highly […]

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A meeting of fellow minds entices Tony to Sweden

  Not just students from the UK who are attracted by Sweden’s universities, as Nic Mitchell found out when he met Anthony Turner, a pioneer in using biosensors to treat people suffering from diabetes. Professor Turner, pictured, recently moved to Linköping University saying he wanted to be with fellow minds and pursue a collaborative approach […]

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