‘Greetings from Berlin, Tokyo, Beijing’ – Should we call time on international academic travel?

Posted in Research on February 25th, 2019 by steve

“Citing the ecological damage caused by the frequent international flights made by academics, Jürgen Gerhards asks: do academics really need to travel so much? He then presents four simple changes that could be made to reduce the environmental impact of international academic travel …” (more)

[LSE Impact Blog, 25 February]

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What if you’re sexually harassed while you’re studying abroad?

Posted in Legal issues, Life on March 11th, 2015 by steve

UK“Lots of students find themselves doing a year abroad these days: language students generally have to, and many others choose to. It’s a time for personal and academic development, but it can also be a challenge …” (more)

[Rebecca Pinnington, Guardian, 11 March]

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Cash-strapped colleges spent more than €4m on staff flights

Posted in Governance and administration on July 8th, 2010 by steve

“Hard-up universities spent more than €4.3m on flights for staff and visiting academics last year, the Irish Independent has learned. The massive splurge is set to spark controversy with hundreds of third-level staff losing their jobs following savage cuts in education funding …” (more)

[Shane Phelan and John Walshe, Independent, 8 July]


Graduates facing ban on moving overseas

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on April 1st, 2009 by steve

Ireland“New graduates could be banned from emigrating under the latest emergency budget proposals. The move, designed to stop those who have completed college from leaving the country without paying back student loans, could be introduced from next year. It is believed education officials have already formulated plans for the re-introduction of third-level fees, which will take the form of student loans for those starting college from 2010. The fees will then be paid back in the form of a student levy when the graduate starts working. However, government officials are concerned that graduates will fly abroad to avoid paying the student levy …” (more)

[Herald, 1 April]

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