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Three A-Levels Not Always Necessary for UK University Students
February 15, 2016

If you grew up thinking you’d need three A-levels to get into university, you might want to think again. The entrance requirements of university placement in the UK are changing, and more and more students are finding that alternative studies can be just as valuable as traditional A-level exams. But what does this mean for university degrees and first-year students who don’t have A-level experience. Let’s take a closer look at university admissions and changing expectations for degree requirements.


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Japan's Education Reforms Will Focus on Technology and Innovation
February 11, 2016
Japan is working to reform its higher education system and has proposed some big changes. The new plans will impact the way that Japanese universities structure their programs and could lead to the introduction of new and exciting degree schemes. Here's what higher education reform means for Japanes...

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The UK Serves Up New Menus to International Students
February 8, 2016
An old adage goes that “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.” A recent report from Sky News reveals that U.K. universities are taking a new approach to keeping their Chinese students satisfied: devising menus designed to appeal to Chinese tastes. Let’s take a clos...

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Nigeria's New Budget Includes $1.8 Billion for Science Education
February 2, 2016
Last month, the President of Nigeria announced the country's new budget which includes generous funding for the Nigerian education sector. The new budget joins other reforms aimed at bolstering the country's academic institutions and growing the economy. Let's get some more information on the new Ni...

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Chile Announces Free Tuition for Some of Its Poorest Students
January 29, 2016
Chilean President, Michelle Bachelet, believes that education is a “social good” and campaigned on the promise of free tuition for university students. Starting this year, some of Chile's poorest students will benefit from Bachelet's commitment to universal higher education as Chile take...

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New Tuition Fees Set for International Students in Finland?
January 25, 2016
Finland has long been on a narrowing list of countries offering free undergraduate tuition fees to domestic and international students alike. Until now, that is. The Finnish government recently announced plans to charge minimum annual tuition fees to non-EU/EEA students. Let’s take a closer lo...

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The UK is Increasing University Access to Students
January 18, 2016
The UK is starting the new year off right with a positive report on educational opportunities for disadvantaged students. But the report also shows some changes in higher education in the UK and gives some indication as to further developments and improvements. Let's take a closer look at this study...

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More Americans Pursuing Study Abroad in Germany, But Is the Feeling Mutual?
January 14, 2016
A report from the Institute of International Education (IIE) revealed that Germany is picking up steam when it comes to attracting American students. Just how popular is Germany as an American study abroad destination, and why is coming on so strong? Let’s take a closer look.

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China Dominates Report on World’s Best Universities
January 11, 2016
A report released in December 2015 by Times Higher Education gave China’s universities a big reason to celebrate: top standings in the BRICS and Emerging Economies Rankings. Want to learn more about China’s status, along with how other countries fared? Let’s take a closer look.

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Sri Lanka Pledges 30 Percent More for Universities
January 7, 2016
The new Sri Lankan government has announced plans to increase education spending by 30 percent between 2015 and 2016 alone as one of several changes aimed at enhancing the country’s higher education offerings. How will the funds be used, and what other changes can we expect on the Sri Lankan h...

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