HE News Brief 15.6.10

by Anisa Siddikah

 

From spending cuts on UK education to reforming higher education in Abu Dhabi, here are this week’s news stories:

  • David Willets the Minister for Universities for the UK, told the BBC that the current university system needs to be changed to give taxpayers and students a better deal. Universities are facing hard times economically and therefore need to find cheaper and flexible methods to teach.  A report is expected to be due in the autumn regarding funding. Many students fear that tuition fees will rise and are angry at this.
    Full Story: BBC News
  • Almost 200,000 places are being frozen for university places due to public sector cuts. Students are to be left without degree courses and foreign students are likely to be charged very high fees.
    Full Story
    : Telegraph Read more