Oct 022014
 

Parke Muth, former international admissions officer at the University of Virginia, has written one of the best articles I’ve ever read about the realities of admissions to the most selective US universities. It is something that all students aspiring to the Ivy League or other top-ranked US institutions – and their parents – should read and factor into their admissions process. Don’t skip the TedTalk at the end – also excellent. Feel free to post

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Apr 222012
 

While most countries in Europe are cutting the budgets of their university systems, Switzerland is one of three countries – the other two are Finland and Germany – that are increasing budgets. A study of the impact of austerity-driven policies on universities in 13 countries across Europe shows a divergence between clear winners and losers, with southern European countries generally but not exclusively faring worst. More  

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