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  1. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 11 March 2014

    Higher Education: early stage researchers’ status to be solved

    On 6 -7 of March, 38 ETUCE members from 22 different countries, met in the framework of the Higher Education& Research Standing Committee (HERSC) meeting.

    Higher Education: early stage researchers’ status to be solved
  2. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 20 January 2014

    UK: Union dismisses employers’ hypocrisy over damage to students’ education

    The University and College Union (UCU), one of EI’s national affiliates in the UK, has announced plans for a series of two-hour strikes beginning on 23 January aimed at disrupting teaching at universities as part of a row over pay. Education unionists have also condemned that claim by the Universities...

    UK: Union dismisses employers’ hypocrisy over damage to students’ education
  3. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 20 January 2014

    UK: Union dismisses employers’ hypocrisy over damage to students’ education

    The University and College Union (UCU), one of EI’s national affiliates in the UK, has announced plans for a series of two-hour strikes beginning on 23 January aimed at disrupting teaching at universities as part of a row over pay. Education unionists have also condemned that claim by the Universities...

    UK: Union dismisses employers’ hypocrisy over damage to students’ education
  4. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 6 January 2014

    Application for Global Labour University programmes opened

    The Global Labour University (GLU) invites trade unionists and labour activists to apply for its Masters in ‘Labour Policies and Globalisation’ course offered by the University of Kassel and the Berlin School of Economics and Law in Germany, and the newly launched GLU Masters in ‘Labour and Global Workers’ Rights’...

    Application for Global Labour University programmes opened
  5. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 16 December 2013

    Call for applications for teaching excellence award

    The Central European University (CEU) is calling for applications for its third annual European Award for excellence in teaching in the social sciences and humanities. The award, launched in 2011 to mark the CEU’s 20th anniversary, is the first and only such pan-European honour and is accompanied by a €5,000...

    Call for applications for teaching excellence award
  6. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 7 November 2013

    Japan: Ending tuition exemption a ‘bad decision’

    EI has branded as a “bad decision” Japan’s move to introduce an income cap for its tuition-free programme for public high schools during the 2014 fiscal year. This “will destroy an education policy that has taken root after three years and is supported by parents and educators,” said EI’s Chief...

    Japan: Ending tuition exemption a ‘bad decision’
  7. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 18 October 2013

    Corporate funding, a threat to academic independence

    Corporate funding of universities could lead to corruption in the higher education sector. That’s according to an article by EI senior advisor David Robinson in a report launched on 1 October by Transparency International. The non-government organisation’s Global Corruption Report: Education is a comprehensive guide to corruption risks in education...

    Corporate funding, a threat to academic independence
  8. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 1 August 2013

    First regional higher education conference in Latin America

    For the first time, EI higher education affiliates in the Latin American region have met in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia on 25-26 July 2013.

    First regional higher education conference in Latin America
  9. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 31 July 2013

    Downward trends in higher education funding in Europe

    The European University Association released the latest edition of its Public Funding Observatory report which monitors the impact of the economic crisis on universities and identifies trends in public funding to higher education institutions across Europe since 2008. The report is launched in tandem with a new interactive online tool...

    Downward trends in higher education funding in Europe
  10. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 31 July 2013

    Canadian researchers urge government to “Get Science Right”

    The organization representing Canada’s academic staff is calling for an overhaul of the federal government’s science policy, following renewed concerns about the impact of recent decisions on the integrity and independence of scientific research.

    Canadian researchers urge government to “Get Science Right”
  11. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 31 July 2013

    Fighting Privatisation in Higher Education

    At its recent Congress, the University and College Union (UK) unveiled a new toolkit for members to campaign against the growing pressures of privatisation.

    Fighting Privatisation in Higher Education
  12. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 31 July 2013

    Profs push back on MOOCs

    Professors at San Jose State University in California are refusing to use a Harvard-produced philosophy course developed by edX, one of the major providers of the controversial Massive On-Line Open Courses (MOOCs), out of concern the intention is to replace faculty with cheaper on-line education.

    Profs push back on MOOCs
  13. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 4 April 2013

    Report highlights lack of women and BME university professors

    A new report by the University and College Union (UK) warns that at the current pace of change it will take almost 40 years for the proportion of female professors to reach the same level as the proportion of female staff in universities and almost 16 years for black and...

    Report highlights lack of women and BME university professors
  14. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 4 April 2013

    Report highlights lack of women and BME university professors

    A new report by the University and College Union (UK) warns that at the current pace of change it will take almost 40 years for the proportion of female professors to reach the same level as the proportion of female staff in universities and almost 16 years for black and...

    Report highlights lack of women and BME university professors