Here Nuffic staff and external experts provide background information on current events and analyse ongoing developments in international higher education.
The purpose of scholarship programmes
Both the quality of Erasmus mobility and the recognition of credits remain returning topics when it comes to international credit mobility. There are several tools and initiatives that try to look into these matters. Some are older, like the Learning Agreement, some are younger, like recent mapping, benchmarking and quality assurance initiatives.
Upcoming providers of international higher education in the developing world.
In an effort to secure public attention, and possibly funding, attention of Higher Education management seems to focus on quantitative aspects. Although accreditation still plays an important role in informing the public about the quality of higher education, rankings have gained a lot of attention over the past few years.
Forty-six of Africa’s 52 countries achieved independence from colonial rule between 1960 and 1966. It is 2010, exactly 50 years after the first ululations (uhmmm ... declarations) of independence were proclaimed. Time to celebrate!
At the end of August, government leaders from China and South Africa announced that they would advance bilateral cooperation in a range of areas, including higher education and scientific research.