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  • UAE Women: The Facebook Mathematician Proving Her Sexist Teacher Wrong
    UAE Women: The Facebook Mathematician Proving Her Sexist Teacher Wrong 18 hours ago

    The United Arab Emirates is probably best known for Dubai, the flash emirate playground in the Middle East. But beyond the ever-growing skyscrapers and expanding variety of supercars, the UAE is seeing some progress in gender equality. According to a report from Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), Women in the UAE are overtaking their male counterparts in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (Stem) related careers. Separately, a study from consultant Booz Allen estimates that, if the UAE follows the pattern of Greece, Ireland and Spain (where female participation in Stem careers grew by 15-20% over three decades), this could lead to an increase in productivity and consumption that would boost GDP by 12%. More »

  • UK Graduate Starting Salaries Tumble 11% as University Leavers Earn Less
    UK Graduate Starting Salaries Tumble 11% as University Leavers Earn Less Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    UK graduates have seen their starting salaries tumble by 11% over the past five years. According to research from the Complete University Guide, university leavers earned on average £21,702 ($36,279, €26,220) in real terms in their first job in 2012. The UK's annual average salary is £26,500, according to official figures. The research also revealed that only two subject areas – Materials Technology, and Librarianship & Information Management – showed an increase in starting salaries, of 13% and 3% respectively. More »

  • Bouteflika win likely in Algeria amid dissent
    Bouteflika win likely in Algeria amid dissent Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    Despite unprecedented opposition protests, Algerians are poised to re-elect president to fourth term. More »

  • Everything you need to know about the Venezuelan protests
    Everything you need to know about the Venezuelan protests Sat, Apr 12, 2014

    What are the protests about? When the populist President Hugo Chávez died last year, he left Venezuela's economy and civil society in shambles. Chávez's handpicked successor, President Nicolás Maduro, has none of Chávez's charisma, but essentially the same socialist policies and autocratic governing style, and the country has quickly deteriorated. Crime is so bad that the government stopped tracking it, claiming the data was being "politicized." Kidnappings and robberies are rampant, and the police have been corrupted by criminal gangs. More »

  • Graduates Will Still Be Paying Off Student Loans When They're 50
    Graduates Will Still Be Paying Off Student Loans When They're 50 Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    The majority of graduates will still be paying off their student loans well into their 50s and some may never even settle their debts, a report has found. A study conducted by the Sutton Trust said, prior to the 2012 changes regarding tuition fees, almost half of graduates would have repaid their loans in full by the time they hit 40. More »

  • Students 'face repayments into 50s'
    Students 'face repayments into 50s' Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    The vast majority of students will still be paying back university tuition fee loans when they are in their early 50s, and many will never repay their debt, according to research. More »

  • Universities are under financial pressure – here’s how they can survive
    Universities are under financial pressure – here’s how they can survive Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    A Grant Thornton survey looks at their finances and suggests how they can survive the pressure. More »

  • Suharto's ghost stalks Indonesian election
    Suharto's ghost stalks Indonesian election Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    Indonesia polls are a contest between two diametrically opposed views of the country's troubled past. More »

  • Ana Tijoux's hip-hop goes back to Chilean roots
    Ana Tijoux's hip-hop goes back to Chilean roots Mon, Apr 7, 2014

    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Ana Tijoux, whose rap song "La Bala" (The Bullet) became the soundtrack for Chile's student movement, has emerged as one of the most influential voices in Latin America's hip-hop scene. More »

  • French 'Sugar Daddies' Website Denies Being Prostitution Racket
    French 'Sugar Daddies' Website Denies Being Prostitution Racket Sat, Apr 5, 2014

    The legal action has been brought by campaigners Équipe d'Action, (Action Team) against site SuggarDaddies.fr. The site first emerged in France after the launch of US site Seeking Arrangements in the country in 2012, and the owner of SugarDaddies, Vincent Veyrat Masson, denies that his site is different from its competitors. The site hides violence against women in beautiful wrapping paper," said Anne-Cécile Mailfert, a spokeswoman for feminist group Osez le Feminisme. More »

  • Correction: Venezuela-Unrest story Fri, Apr 4, 2014

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — In a story April 3 about a student protest in Venezuela, The Associated Press reported erroneously that students had stripped two counter-protesters naked. In fact, counter-protesters stripped two students. More »

  • Farage blames Lipman over degrees
    Farage blames Lipman over degrees Fri, Apr 4, 2014

    Actress Maureen Lipman is to blame for too many young people going to university to study poor quality degrees, according to Nigel Farage. More »

  • Venezuelan student protest ends in dramatic clash Thu, Apr 3, 2014

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A university protest in Venezuela has ended with a policeman hurt and at least one student badly injured. More »

  • Foreign student numbers dropping
    Foreign student numbers dropping Wed, Apr 2, 2014

    The number of international students coming to England for higher education has "reduced significantly" for the first time in nearly three decades, according to the University and College Union. More »

  • Cameron Starts 'Economic Tour' as More Splits Erupt with Clegg
    Cameron Starts 'Economic Tour' as More Splits Erupt with Clegg Wed, Apr 2, 2014

    David Cameron is embarking on an "economic tour" of England amid yet more eruptions in the increasingly stormy relationship between the coalition government allies as they seek to distance themselves from each other. Both are big issues that have caused political problems for the Liberal Democrats and the Tories respectively. And just to add further fuel to the fire, Cameron is to use his four-day tour to declare that raising the tax threshold to £10,000 is "one of the proudest things I have done in government". Those 10 little words, most particularly the "I", have infuriated the Liberal Democrats who point out that it was their policy, not Cameron's, and claim he is blatantly stealing the credit. More »

  • Number of Overseas Students Coming to English Universities in Decline
    Number of Overseas Students Coming to English Universities in Decline Wed, Apr 2, 2014

    The number of students coming to English universities has dropped for the first time in 29 years as tuition fee hikes deter undergraduates. According to research from Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), the number of students from India and Pakistan on full-time postgraduate courses had halved since 2010, but that their numbers were growing in other countries. "International students make a huge contribution to academic and cultural life on campuses and in our cities," said Sally Hunt, general secretary of the University and College Union (UCU). "By working with other countries we will continue to attract international students and promote the UK's expertise in education," a spokesperson for the Department for Business said. More »

  • English universities see first fall in foreign students since 1985 Wed, Apr 2, 2014

    By Belinda Goldsmith LONDON (Reuters) - The number of overseas students at English universities has fallen for the first time in nearly 30 years as students choose the United States and Australia instead due to tougher visa rules and higher fees, research showed on Wednesday. Numbers fell to 307,205 in 2012 from 311,800 in 2011, the first drop in 29 years, analysis by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) showed, despite foreign student numbers rising in other countries. The data is a concern for the 73-billion-pound ($121-billion) higher education sector, with international and EU students making up 30 percent of full-time university entrants, worth 10.7 billion pounds a year in fees and other spending. HEFCE data showed higher education accounted for 2.8 percent of UK GDP in 2011 and almost 760,000 jobs. More »

  • Bachelet proposes tax reforms in Chile
    Bachelet proposes tax reforms in Chile Mon, Mar 31, 2014

    Picture released by the Chilean presidency shows President Michelle Bachelet applauding after signing a bill that would raise corporate taxes to fund a sweeping overhaul of the country's education system ... More »

  • New battle rages over death toll from Venezuela crisis
    New battle rages over death toll from Venezuela crisis Mon, Mar 31, 2014

    By Daniel Wallis and Diego Ore CARACAS (Reuters) - After her bus was stopped at a barricade set up by protesters in Venezuela one night last week, a pregnant 28-year-old got off to walk home in the dark. Adriana Urquiola, who worked as a sign language interpreter at a TV station, was returning from a shopping trip. The government accuses the opposition of wanting more fatalities to make their case of state-sponsored violence against peaceful rallies and justify international sanctions against members of President Nicolas Maduro's administration. The opposition says the government wants a higher toll as it blames the chaos on opposition gunmen and hooded demonstrators blocking roads, and to distract from the issues that started the protests, such as high inflation, food shortages and crime. More »

  • No election team feud, says Labour
    No election team feud, says Labour Sun, Mar 30, 2014

    Labour's chief election strategist has dismissed claims of a feud in the party's high command as he set out his vision for a "credible, radical" manifesto for next year's polls. More »

  • Taiwan protest over China trade pact won't deter any Ma-Xi meeting
    Taiwan protest over China trade pact won't deter any Ma-Xi meeting Sat, Mar 29, 2014

    By Michael Gold TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou said on Saturday student protests over a controversial trade pact with mainland China will not affect the potential for a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Taiwan's parliament building has been occupied by hundreds of protesters for almost two weeks over the government's decision to agree to a deal that would open 80 of China's service sectors to Taiwan, and 64 Taiwanese sectors to China. Taiwan and China have been ruled separately since the Communists defeated the Nationalists and took power on the mainland in 1949, though relations have warmed considerably since the China-friendly Ma won the presidency in 2008 and secured re-election in 2012. More »

  • Vatican open to facilitator role for Venez crisis
    Vatican open to facilitator role for Venez crisis Sat, Mar 29, 2014

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Vatican says it's willing to help facilitate talks between Venezuela's government and its opponents aimed at ending weeks of deadly unrest that have paralyzed much of the country. More »

  • Taiwan protesters call for mass rallies
    Taiwan protesters call for mass rallies Thu, Mar 27, 2014

    Students protesting against trade deal with China to escalate action after planned talks with president fall through. More »

  • Clegg And Farage Gear Up For Europe Debate
    Clegg And Farage Gear Up For Europe Debate Wed, Mar 26, 2014

    Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is going head-to-head with UKIP leader Nigel Farage in a televised face-off over Europe. Ahead of the debate, Mr Clegg tweeted: "Hoping that everyone will be able to listen/watch the @LBC debate tonight." Mr Farage tweeted: "My live debate with Nick Clegg is upon us. Mr Clegg says their two parties have the best defined disagreement in politics. More »

  • Taiwan protesters to meet president over deal
    Taiwan protesters to meet president over deal Tue, Mar 25, 2014

    Ma Ying-jeou to hold talks with student leaders, without preconditions, over their objections to trade deal with China. More »

  • Disney World among casualties of US-Venezuela spat
    Disney World among casualties of US-Venezuela spat Tue, Mar 25, 2014

    U.S.-Venezuela relations have been deteriorating for years, and for members of the socialist-governed county's better off, the failed diplomacy is suddenly endangering a dearly held value: Disney World. ... More »

  • UAE Women Surge Ahead of Men in Stem Related Careers
    UAE Women Surge Ahead of Men in Stem Related Careers Mon, Mar 24, 2014

    Women in the United Arab Emirates are overtaking their male counterparts in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (Stem) related careers. According to a report from The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), which was commissioned by the Abu Dhabi-based Advanced Technology Investment Company, Emirati women have reversed a gender gap in education and are now outperforming men. The research, which questioned 394 UAE-based female students, revealed that seven in 10 (70%) respondents are enrolled Stem-related courses. "Women in the UAE have made significant progress over the last 20 years, to a point now where they make up 71% of graduates of government universities," said Aviva Freudmann, the editor of the report. More »

  • Protesters in Chile keep heat on Bachelet to make good on reforms Sun, Mar 23, 2014

    Tens of thousands of protesters marched in Chile on Saturday to press centre-left President Michelle Bachelet to follow through with ambitious reforms she pledged before assuming power less than two weeks ago. The protest in downtown Santiago, dubbed "the march of all marches," was the first of Bachelet's new term and the biggest political demonstration in the world's top copper exporter since massive student protests in 2011. Police said there were 25,000 protesters but organizers of the march said at least 100,000 people turned out, even without core groups of student protesters active in the past. The march underscored lingering frustrations in Chile and higher expectations following four years of unpopular conservative former president Sebastian Pinera. More »

  • Chileans rally to demand promised reforms
    Chileans rally to demand promised reforms Sat, Mar 22, 2014

    Tens of thousands gather in Santiago to send message to President Bachelet she must follow through on election promises. More »

  • Lab/Lib coalition claims rubbished
    Lab/Lib coalition claims rubbished Sat, Mar 22, 2014

    Suggestions that Labour could enter a coalition with the Liberal Democrats after next year's general election have been dismissed as "nonsense" by the man in charge of Labour's election strategy. More »

  • 'Maths is wrong' on tuition fees
    'Maths is wrong' on tuition fees Sat, Mar 22, 2014

    The Government "got its maths wrong" and overestimated the amount of money that it will recoup from students taking out loans to pay new higher tuition fees, a former adviser to the Universities Minister has said. More »

  • What the papers say Sat, Mar 22, 2014

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  • Damien Kiberd: If prices are deflating, why are we feeling poorer?
    Damien Kiberd: If prices are deflating, why are we feeling poorer? Fri, Mar 21, 2014

    Statisticians tell us inflation is a memory but what lies beneath – massive premiums on childcare, health insurance, water tax and more – is a better measure of the pain consumers feel. More »

  • Venezuela: The end of a revolution?
    Venezuela: The end of a revolution? Fri, Mar 21, 2014

    The Bolivarian project has failed to provide for Venezuelan citizens on the political, social and economic fronts. More »

  • Duke Porn Star Belle Knox: I Receive Death Threats
    Duke Porn Star Belle Knox: I Receive Death Threats Wed, Mar 19, 2014

    Duke University freshman Miriam Weeks, who performs in porn videos under the name Belle Knox, has decided to take time out from university after allegedly receiving death threats. American student Knox, 18, made headlines worldwide after she it came to light that she was making x-rated porn films as a way to raise money for tuition fees at the university in Durham, North Carolina.  More »