The rules for entering higher education in Belarus are going to be changed soon. The attitude of the Belarusian state to higher education is also changing. The ministry in charge has already warned that there are too many specialists with higher education diplomas and a lack of labor force at the same time. What are the steps to be taken by the state to solve the problem?
Romanian Higher Education is often a field of great contradictions and high volatility as government after government completes a never ending cycle of reforms and amendments on present laws. Of course, not all of these reforms plump to the interests of students, but most are beneficial to overall quality and to student welfare.
July 2nd:On the 16th May, Yuras Aleinik, a student at the Management Academy of the President of the Republic of Belarus was informed that he was to be expelled from his university. The background of the expulsion appears to be politically motivated. Exceptionally, Yuras decided to fight for his rights in the court.
July 2007: ?Educators joining together for quality education and social justice:? This is the theme that will unite more than 1,500 teacher leaders from around the world who will come to Berlin 22-26 July 2007 for the 5th World Congress of Education International (EI).
On Monday this week, The new Austrian federal chancellor Dr. Alfred Gusenbauer gave a speech on innovation and employment at the Swiss Federal Institut of Technology Zurich ETH. ESIB member, VSS-UNES-USU mobilised for a solidarity action with Austrian students who have been demonstrating against tuition fees and Gusenbauer's broken promises for weeks.
The Student Peace Prize 2007 is awarded to the Burmese student activist, teacher and human rights activist Charm Tong.
The Student Peace Prize is awarded every second year on behalf of all students in Norway to a student or a student organisation that has done important work for human rights, democracy, peace and student rights.
ESIB?s 51st Board Meeting took place in Paris, from November 30th ? December 2nd and welcomed 120 members representing 43 national unions.
From 23rd - 26th of September, ESIB held a Bologna-Lisbon training in Ljubljana hosted by the Student Union of Slovenia (SSU). With close to 80 participants and 14 trainers, the event was an important landmark in educating people as to the realities and issues surrounding both the Bologna Process and the Lisbon Strategy.
On September the 8th, the European Commission released a paper entitled ?Efficiency and Equity in European Education and Training systems? . In this communication the European Commission openly supports tuition fees, but backs up its? suggestions with flawed arguments and unsubstantiated claims.
The EQUNET project in which ESU has been involved has delivered its first report that gives a comparison of the state of equity in access to Higher Education in the EU27 + EEA countries, and of the evolution of the concept and the actual state of diversity in Europe?s Higher Education institutions today.