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Flight from italian universities

February 5, 2013

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(PUBLISHED IN IL CORRIERE DELLA SERA) Equivalent of one university fewer in ten years. Enrolments down from 338,482 in 2003-2004 to 280,144 in 2011-2012. Shrinking teaching staff.     Undergraduates, graduates, post-grads, teaching staff and funds are all on the decline as Italy’s universities struggle. The warning comes from the national university council (CUN) in […]

The Hungarian party FIDESZ wants to cut drastically the subventioned university places

January 25, 2013

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(PUBLISHED IN THE EUROPEAN LEFT PARTY) The Hungarian government party FIDESZ wants to drastically cut the number of the high school and university places subventioned by the state, which means the introduction of full tuition fees for the large majority of the students. This measure will increase inequalities regarding education and aggravate the gap between […]

Crisis is not an excuse for cuts in education spending

November 19, 2012

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(PUBLISHED IN EDUCATION INTERNATIONAL) The Education International annual Development Cooperation (DC) meeting gathered 37 participants from 13 countries on 12-13 November in Brussels, Belgium. One of the six sessions allowed participants to take stock of the impact of the economic crisis on DC funding and activities, and discuss solutions. “This meeting’s agenda has been developed […]

“Financial servility and the education crisis in southern Europe”, by Antoni Verger

October 11, 2012

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(PUBLISHED IN EDUCATION IN CRISIS) In Southern Europe, we are immersed in a deep financial crisis. This is largely due to greed within the banking sector in this hyper-liberalised financial system, a growth model highly dependent on speculation and the ‘bad government’ prevalent in the region that has tolerated, if not pro-actively fuelled, this erratic […]

Portuguese teachers more stressed-out than most Americans

October 10, 2012

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(PUBLISHED IN TPN/LUSA) Portuguese teachers are more stressed than the US population, which is widely considered to be one of the most stressed societies in the world, a new study into physical and mental exhaustion has concluded. The study, which assesses the stress levels of Portuguese teachers, found that all teachers in this country suffered […]

New study shows EU’s patchwork university fees system

September 26, 2012

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(PUBLISHED IN UNIVERSITY WORLD NEWS) University tuition fees cost more in England than anywhere else in Europe, according to a new report from the European Commission – but the headline figures are not the whole story for students sizing up how to survive. Students in England pay up to €11,500 (US$15,075) per year: those in […]

Danish students turn to alternative housing options

September 19, 2012

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(PUBLISHED IN THE COPENHAGEN POST) Housing shortage has students camping, couch-surfing and venting their frustration. Twenty students from the University of Copenhagen rolled out their sleeping bags outside the office of Copenhagen Mayor Frank Jensen (Socialdemokraterne) last week on Friday to highlight the lack of available and affordable property for students in Copenhagen. “We staged […]