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In Tough Economic Times, Is Higher Education Still Worth The Price?

Remember when a higher education used to be a guarantee of success in the market? With the crisis, the picture has turned 180 degrees: too many graduates in Europe and the U.S are waiting tables, going back to their parents and coping with frustration. New grads are also facing competition from older, laid-off job seekers. In the case of American youngsters, they also need to repay their loans (see our…


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How to learn and prosper in China

BEIJING | The BBC recently released an article on how Chinese students with foreign qualifications are having a harsh time looking for a job. Not so long ago, the article goes, they used to have a promising professional future in China ahead of them. They had an experience, language skills and qualifications other potential employees educated in local universities did not. Conversely, nowadays their academic profile seem not to fit…


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Santander UK secures £65 million from the European Investment Bank for education

Santander will receive the third tranche of funding from the European Investment Bank (EIB) to provide discounted loan rates to higher and further education facilities, science parks, incubation centres and other qualifying businesses in the education sector. The programme is part of the EIB’s engagement to support and strengthen the UK’s knowledge economy. The Spanish bank said that “The £65 million fund will help support the education sector, in turn helping to…


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Are US non-profits doing the work that European governments do?

NEW YORK | It’s a catastrophe, experts say: about 1.2 million US students drop out every year and this imposes a huge cost on the whole economy. “Many of these schools [with high dropout rates] are in the inner-city and are made up of blacks and Latino students who are not graduating at great rates. This increases the level of poverty, it increases crime, it increases the incarceration rate. 80…