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The challenges of ‘higher-education emergencies’

(The New York Times- 17 August 2014)

WASHINGTON — One narrative that has driven widespread interest in free online courses known as MOOCs is that they can help educate the world. But critics say that the courses mostly draw students who already hold traditional degrees.
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Free tablet computers and £900 cash on offer in scramble to woo students

(The Independent- 17 August 2014)

Students with A-level grades as low as three Es are being offered free tablet computers to sign up for courses, as competition to fill places hots up between universities. 
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Gender tenure gap ‘significant’ in some subjects, finds US study

(Times Higher Education- 18 August 2014)

In discussions about the gender gap among tenured professors at research universities, there is little dispute that there are far more men than women with tenure in most disciplines. But why?
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Nigeria: School tries to heal the divide in northern Nigeria

(allAfrica- 18 August 2014)

MAIDUGURI — The kidnapping of more than 200 girls from a secondary school in Chibok in northeastern Nigeria's Borno State in April by Boko Haram militants, and a so far unsuccessful high-profile campaign to free them, exemplifies the insecurity-driven education crisis in the area. 
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Twenty-four students were chosen from more than 600 for international program

(Prague Post- 16 August 2014)

Journalism is one of those subjects that require a hands-on approach. A new program is trying to give just that kind of experience to developing journalists from a variety of countries.
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Ebola outbreak: College campuses on alert as new term begins

(The Independent- 17 August 2014)

Universities in the UK have been put on alert to be ready for a potential outbreak of the Ebola virus when the new term starts in September.
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Fourth year of 9% growth in US grad school admissions

(The Pie News- 21 August 2014)

Graduate school admissions in the United States have risen for the fourth consecutive year according to the Council for Graduate Schools (CGS). Data released by the organisation shows admission offers rose 9% again this year after similar increases since 2010 on the back of rising demand from Indian students.
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‘Fast-track’ private degrees gaining popularity here

(Channel News Asia- 20 August 2014)

A growing group of young Singaporeans are opting to study at private institutions here instead of public universities, so that they can get their degrees faster.
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10 best business schools in the world, according to people who work in tech

(The Times of India- 21 August 2014)

We recently polled 10,000 readers on the world's best business schools, and for the second year in a row, they came back with a clear favorite: Harvard University.
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Malala promotes universal education at UN

(Voice of America- 18 August 2014)

UNITED NATIONS—Global education advocate Malala Yousafzai joined the U.N. secretary-general Monday to mark the 500 Days countdown until the deadline for the Millennium Development Goals.  The teen activist has inspired other young people with her commitment to making education available to children everywhere.
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