January 29, 2015
Eva Grolikova
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Let’s briefly open the gates to the maze of EU and non-EU university cooperation

The “new era” of possible funding opportunities enabling cooperation between universities both inside and outside the European Union started early last year and will hopefully retain the same structure until December 2020. Since January 2014, most of the universities and their advisors for opportunities abroad had been facing a maze of similar yet different possibilities for reshaped and renewed programmes. Unfortunately (to my knowledge), not all the programmes that ended on New Year’s Eve 2013 had been ready for use at ...
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January 31, 2014
Naël Desaldeleer
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The so-called French university crisis: facts and self-fulfilling ideology

Not a week goes by in France without some newspaper headline about the university crisis, but it is also time to talk numbers concerning this matter. Reviewing an empirical study by two French sociologists, we find that the crisis is not the one we are told. There is a persistent rumour that public universities are in crisis, and this notion is also prevalent in France. Over the last decade, the world of public higher education and research has been subject to many ...
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