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  1. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 4 April 2013

    Student success in higher education

    Student success and learning outcomes have become the focus of higher education policy around the world. In most cases, the emphasis is on holding institutions and teachers accountable for achieving measurable outputs – like graduation rates and standardized test scores – with some significant implications.

    Student success in higher education
  2. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 4 April 2013

    Report of the 8th Education International Higher Education and Research Conference

    EI affiliates have pledged to work more closely together to defend and promote the professional, academic, trade union, and human rights of the higher education community. The commitment was made at EI’s 8th Higher Education and Research Conference, held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from 25-27 September.

    Report of the 8th Education International Higher Education and Research Conference
  3. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 4 April 2013

    EU launches new university ranking

    U-Multirank, a new university ranking system, was launched last month under the Irish EU Presidency at a conference in Dublin. Proponents say the new system marks a radical departure from the traditional methods of ranking higher education institutions which tend to focus mainly on research performance.

    EU launches new university ranking
  4. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 4 April 2013

    Germany set to eliminate tuition fees

    University tuition fees have been eliminated in Germany as the last two remaining states to charge students have change course.

    Germany set to eliminate tuition fees
  5. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 4 April 2013

    AHELO – Is it feasible?

    The OECD has released the first two volumes of the Feasibility Study of the Assessment of Higher Education Learning Outcomes (AHELO). The first report focuses on the development and implementation of the study while the second provides information about data analysis and national experiences.

    AHELO – Is it feasible?
  6. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 4 April 2013

    HER development cooperation consortium

    A number of EI’s higher education and research affiliates are joining forces to foster capacity building initiatives with sister unions in developing countries. The EI consortium is being established to pool resources to better support the strengthening of trade unions in the sector.

    HER development cooperation consortium
  7. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 4 April 2013

    EI policy statement on tuition fees

    At its meeting last October, the EI Executive Board unanimously adopted a new policy statement on tuition fees.

    EI policy statement on tuition fees
  8. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 11 December 2012

    The Vandals at the Gate

    Defending higher education in an age of austerity - a view from the University and College Union (United Kingdom) By Kathy Taylor, President, University and College Union, United Kingdom

    The Vandals at the Gate
  9. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 13 November 2012

    Building international solidarity through development cooperation among Higher Education Unions

    There is a popular Ghanaian saying, “All fingers are not equal”. Indeed, some are stronger than others, some are longer than others, and some are efficient than others. At certain times, however, they collaborate to overcome difficult challenges.

    Building international solidarity through development cooperation among Higher Education Unions
  10. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 13 November 2012

    The retreat of the government from Higher Education: the Italian case

    In the recent OECD report, Education at Glance 2012, a number of indicators clearly show the critical state of education in Italy. This country invests less than two per cent of its GDP in higher education and research, its graduate numbers are falling, as is the number of its researchers...

    The retreat of the government from Higher Education: the Italian case
  11. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 1 October 2012

    EI Conference: Higher education and research a public service

    EI members firmly committed to defending and promoting the professional, academic, trade union, and human rights of the higher education community. The commitment was made at EI’s 8th Higher Education and Research Conference, held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from 25-27 September.

    EI Conference: Higher education and research a public service