Entries by Deena Al Hilli

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) – Rated Five Stars +

MIT, ranked 1st in the QS World University Rankings in 2012, has been rated Five Stars +. Its stellar performance across all areas of the QS Stars methodology has allowed MIT to achieve Five Stars in the following areas: Teaching Employability Research Internationalization Facilities Innovation Access Specialisation – Five Stars in the field of Engineering […]

University of New South Wales – Rated Five Stars +

The University of New South Wales is the first Australian institution to achieve a Five Stars + rating. Its strong performance across all areas of the QS Stars methodology has allowed UNSW to achieve Five Stars in the following areas: Teaching Employability Research Internationalization Facilities Innovation Access Specialisation – Five Stars in Social Sciences and […]

Will the higher education budget cuts in the UK fuel international competition for students?

by Deena Al Hilli   Last week the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) announced the funding of £7.3 billion for universities and colleges in England, which is a reduction of £449 million from previously announced plans for the 2010/11 financial year. These university budget cuts have sparked varied reactions nationwide. Many issues such […]

Iraq – The cradle of civilization, can the civilization of advanced higher education return?

by Deena Al Hilli   Algebra, geometry and arithmetic all stem from Babylonian Mathematics in Iraq, a country once renowned for its higher educational standards. Students in Iraq were headhunted from international universities to continue their further education and apply their expertise. However, years of sanctions and wars has damaged the educational system in Iraq. Following […]