Irish Government to Review HE; UAE Among Top in IHE; and Armenia HE in EHEA

July 31, 2017

Government to Undertake Review of Higher Education, as Funding Debate Continues (University Times, July 25, 2017) “The government will carry out a review of the quality of Ireland’s higher education system. The review comes as Irish colleges await a decision on a new funding model for the sector.”

UAE Among Top Countries for International Higher Education: Report (The National, July 25, 2017) “The UAE came second in the quality assurance and degree recognition category, which measured indicators such as selection criteria for international students, monitoring and accrediting the cross-border activities of foreign institutions and recognition of foreign degrees and transnational education qualifications.”

Britain’s Open University Bows to US Pressure Over Cuba (Telesur, July 24, 2017) “The Open University states their new policy that bans applications from Cuban students has been adopted to avoid repercussions from the U.S. The OU is accredited in the U.S. by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, an institutional accrediting agency, recognized by the United States Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. It is one of only three British universities with this accreditation.”

New Report Ranks Countries by Pro-International Education Policies (The Pie News, July 20, 2017) “The report finds that some governments provide greater support for activities such as research and student mobility, while others have hands-off approaches – allowing for greater institutional autonomy.”

Armenian Higher Education in the European Higher Education Area (Inside Higher Ed, July 18, 2017) “Major reforms in Armenian higher education system accomplished during the last ten years include the establishment of a quality assurance agency that has been incorporated into the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) and that was added to the European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education (EQAR) in 2017.”