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Open Textbooks Mean Savings for Community Colleges and Beyond
November 9, 2015

Arizona’s Maricopa Community College district is saving students $5 million over a five-year period through its Open Educational Resources (OER) project. Now, students throughout the U.S. stand to benefit from similar savings thanks to the Affordable College Textbook Act of 2015, an initiative of the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC). Let’s take a closer look at this bill, along with what it means for the future of higher education.


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Graduate Employment on the Rise in the UK
November 5, 2015
There's good news for graduates in the UK. A survey completed last year indicates that unemployment is dropping, and more recent graduates have jobs than in the last few years. Let's take a closer look at the survey.

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USA: More Parents are Saving for College
November 2, 2015
Significant buzz surrounds the Millennials, and why shouldn’t it? This massive generation of 87 million recently surpassed the Baby Boomers in both number and diversity, according to a report from CNN Money. And while a significant amount of the conversation is aimed at understanding their wan...

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Korea Plans to Boost International Enrollment to 200,000
October 29, 2015
Countries around the world are trying to attract more international students to their universities and institution, and South Korea has been working to increase international student attendance for more than a decade. Now they're upping their game, with the goal of more than doubling enrollment by 2...

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Britain Plans Tougher Language Requirements for Foreign Students
October 26, 2015
If you're thinking of studying in the UK, it might be a good idea to brush up on your English-language skills. The UK government is considering a move that would make entrance requirements for non-English-speaking applicants some of the most challenging in the world. Here's what the UK is planning a...

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Turkey Will Host 100,000 International Students
October 22, 2015
Turkey has committed to hosting at least 100,000 international students by 2018, and it looks like the country may even exceed that goal. Here's what Turkey has done to attract so many students.

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New Guidelines Simplify US Student Application Strategies
October 19, 2015
For many years institutions in the United States have probed potential students regarding their other application choices. Starting in 2017 colleges and universities will no longer be able to ask students where else they have applied. The new regulations were announced by the National Association fo...

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More Opportunities to Come With Erasmus+
October 15, 2015
Last year we reported the announcement of a new Erasmus program, Erasmus+, aimed at increasing international study and cooperation. This year, the program has announced increased funding for mobility grants, as well as other schemes, due to over-subscription of applications. Let's see where the fund...

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New Code of Conduct to Attract Foreign Students in Denmark
October 13, 2015
If you're considering studying abroad in Denmark, the process of applying should be easier and more transparent. The Danish government and departments of education have developed a new Code of Conduct aimed at making applications for study in Denmark more simple and streamlined. Here's what students...

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Vietnam-UK Agreement to Boost Mobility
October 7, 2015
Vietnam celebrated seventy years of independence in September. London marked Vietnam's Platinum Jubilee with a series of events called the Viet Nam Discovery. Not only did it consist of festivals and symposiums, but it also included the groundbreaking Viet Nam-UK Education Cooper...

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Want to tickle the ivories, strum a few bars, or toot your own horn? Stop putting it off! Here's why you should study music and why it's important...


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College students: reduce your screen time. Too much of a good thing, well... isn't so good. Here's how to reduce your screen time.


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January 11, 2019

Choosing where to live while you study can be a complex matter. It is especially tricky if you’re new to the city where you’ll be studying. The op...