ACU Insights #7 - May 2014

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What role for HE in emerging debates about EU/Africa science collaboration

With the emergence of a new road map for strengthening the links between education, training, science and innovation across Africa and the EU, the academic community, in both regions, should seize the opportunity to get involved. Insights #7 looks at some of the activities to date and the growing momentum for greater collaboration. Read more

An unwelcome drop in international student participation in the UK

Following changes to tuition fees and immigration regulations the UK sees a 1% drop in international undergraduate enrolments after a decade of continuous growth. Insights #7 explores the issues surrounding this development and considers its longer term significance. Read more

Regulating quality in one of the world’s largest HE systems

With one of the largest and fastest growing HE sectors in world, India faces critical challenges in addressing issues of quality. Insights #7 highlights a number of recent studies and initiatives that emphasise both the need and the complexity of developing and regulating quality frameworks on such a scale. Read more

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