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Labi, Aisha – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
When the global financial crisis hit in 2008, it looked at first as if many European universities were going to escape the worst. Higher education has long been considered a public right and a taxpayer-financed obligation, and there was optimism that universities, which government leaders hail as drivers of economic growth, would emerge relatively…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Foreign Countries, Brain Drain, Economic Progress
Labi, Aisha – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
In Germany, tuition is low because state governments shoulder a much higher percentage of university budgets than in the United States. As a result, most German universities provide far fewer amenities and services, and require their professors to teach longer hours to larger numbers of students than their American counterparts. Because they are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Tuition, Educational Administration, Politics of Education
Labi, Aisha – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
Billed as the country's first independent university, the American University of Afghanistan was established in 2004 with financial support from the highest levels of the American and Afghan governments. But its development has been rockier than anticipated, even taking into account Afghanistan's growing instability. A number of current and former…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Financial Support, College Faculty, Universities
Labi, Aisha – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
A new report assessing the state of doctoral education in Europe says that, even as 47 European nations enter the final phase of harmonizing their degree programs, Ph.D.-level education across Europe suffers from a lack of coordination and cooperation. "There is an urgent need for greater consultation and coordination at the regional,…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Foreign Countries, Career Development, Doctoral Degrees