News & Insight


After 18 years spent tracking the lives of 292 Helsinki University students, the Academy of Finland has concluded that a bit of fun while at university is not a bad idea after all.


A free website backed by the Capella Education Company has introduced a moderated wiki-service, in which volunteers rate web-based information for accuracy that others verify.


Interest in overseas education in the English language medium is heating up. This time universities in Germany, China and Malaysia are muscling in on the action.


Almost while Western Business Schools were dozing, India established an Institution that the Financial Times of London judges among the Top 20 in the World.


As Christchurch counts its dead and buries them, the true impact of the New Zealand earthquake on Christchurch education is revealed.


A report by the Chilean Education Ministry into nursery school education has galvanized President Sebastián Piñera into action


An Australian teacher nearly ran out of options in Tripoli when civil violence threatened and local staff abandoned her Libyan school.


The University of Bologna celebrated its 900th Anniversary in 1988, and continues to be a source of enviable academic excellence.


The University of Paris was established in the 12th Century and became the centre for European educational excellence. Shut down four times in periods of political turmoil, student riots in 1968 saw it finally disintegrate into thirteen different institutions two years later.


England's oldest University Oxford has been a seat of learning and controversy since 1096. This tradition continues to produce well-educated free-thinkers in demand throughout the world.


Cambridge University, which is thought to be the fourth oldest university in the world, was founded by wandering youths as young as 14 years of age who were in search of knowledge


The University of Salamanca, Madrid in Spain is believed to be the fifth oldest university in the world still operating. Government meddling that began in 1854 reduced its academic status considerably, although today things are improving again.


French Education Minister Luc Chatel has reached out for further cross-Channel concord, by proposing English foreign language education for French toddlers aged three.


Untouchables in India are fighting back for their right to an English Education and have a new champion among modern deities.


Australia Universities rely on foreign students to top-up student numbers. Will tighter immigration policies upset this balance?
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