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US dominates and Harvard tops Shanghai ranking for 19th year
American and British universities continued to dominate the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2021, accounting for just over a quarter of the top 1,000 institutions, with no major overall changes or upsets from previous editions. Harvard University took the top spot yet again – as indeed it has for the past 19 years.
56% plunge in EU students accepted at British universities
The widely expected crash in the number of students from European Union countries accepted on undergraduate courses at universities in the United Kingdom, down by 56% – from 22,430 in 2020 to 9,820 on 10 August 2021 – confirmed the worst fears of higher education as the clearing season opened to match unplaced applicants with spare spots on courses.
Will Supreme Court ruling be the last word on photocopy fees?
Following a Supreme Court ruling last month, college and university students across Canada will no longer have to pay royalty and other fees for the course packets comprising photocopies of copyrighted material. But publishers say it could ultimately deter the creation of original material.
Back to the future – New directions for HE globally
An Indian Academic Bank of Credit, where students can save credits from multiple universities and cash them in to obtain a degree, was among new innovations and profound changes in higher education debated at the triennial conference of the International Association of University Presidents last weekend.
Judge's ruling casts doubt on future for college 'Dreamers'
A ruling by a United States district judge in Texas that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals programme is unlawful has thrown into doubt the future of the Obama-era initiative that enables more than 200,000 'Dreamers' to stay on and study in the US.
Which University Is Right For Me?
Narrowing down your choice of university to find the perfect fit for you can be a pretty daunting task. Every university is different and every student wants different things. So how can you be sure that you're making the right decision for you? Inevitably, it will require a lot of research, so prepare to feel drowned in prospectuses for a while. But as well as that, keep in mind that your choice of university affects your social life as well as your professional life. So don't forget to look beyond the prospectus when it comes to making your decision.
The Best Universities in the World
The latest global university ranking has been released by Times Higher Education, putting the UK's Oxford University at the top of the pile. Institutions are ranked based on five indicators: teaching, research, citations, international outlook and industry income. On this basis, the United States and UK completely dominate the top of the list.
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