According to a recent BBC news story, the Internet giant Google has published its Top 20 most searched universities by Google users worldwide for 2014. The two main trends revealed by this latest list are not only interesting but also thought provoking. First and foremost, we are witnessing a clear and significant increase in MOOCs […]
About Alexandros Stratis
Alex has a long standing interest in education, both tertiary and secondary. A graduate of the University of Chicago, he has held various professional posts related to education and education performance analysis in the last five years. He is originally from Greece and currently resides in London.
Entries by Alexandros Stratis
The issue of student loans has been flaring up on both sides of the Atlantic quite recently, with some serious implications for higher education if many of the changes were to be implemented in the next few years. In the US, the efforts of the administration to enact legislation that will ease the financial burden […]
The Massive Online Open Courses – MOOCs have made a spectacular entry into the world of education. Well known platforms such as Coursera and Udacity are reshaping the outlook of online education. Offering a multitude of courses and in some cases in more than one language, the content is coming from global partners, US state […]
The issue of university endowments is quite an interesting one, especially in a time of highly publicized donations and charities, such as the one we live now. Unlike the late 19th and early 20th century when magnates and wealthy industrialists chose to set up or substantially fund their own universities, the 21st century challenges of […]
The current economic and political situation in Greece has made its mark on every aspect of Greek society. Education could not be an exception to the rule. According to the published data on the 2014 budget, funding for the Ministry of Education for the coming year stands at a total of 4.587.329.000 Euros, down by […]