Archive for the ‘Higher Education’ Category


A Brief Overview Of Higher Education In France

September 29th, 2010 by admin

Government officials in France have viewed education as a top priority for many years. Their belief that the benefits of education should be easily accessible to all citizens has lead to government funding and regulation of education, even at the uppermost levels. Unlike the United States, where only lower levels of education are free and […]

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The Oldest University in the World Progresses into the 21st Century

August 7th, 2010 by admin

When Morocco gained its independence from France in 1956, the government embarked on a series of reforms designed to improve the vocational and technical training and education in the country. After inheriting an education system from the French, as well as a traditional Koranic school structure, Morocco has developed a three-track education system, adding a […]

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Higher Education in the Land that Invented Modern Universities

July 24th, 2010 by admin

Higher education in Spain has a history that dates back to the time of Islam ruling with the Madrasahs that were established in the Twelfth Century during the Caliphate of Cordoba. The Medieval universities that were founded in Spain from the 13th Century onwards are thought to have been based on these original Islamic schools […]

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Education at the Crossroads of Europe: Higher Education in Belgium

June 20th, 2010 by admin

Because of Belgium’s unique history and the mix of languages spoken within its borders, its education system is funded by one of the three main communities: the Flemish, French and German-speaking communities. At the higher education levels the administration of the schools is organized by two main communities, the Flemish and the French, with German-speaking […]

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Higher Education in Algeria has Endured through Adversity

June 18th, 2010 by admin

The Algerian education system faces many different obstacles, not the least of which is the adult illiteracy rate.  It is better than other Maghreb Union countries but still falls well short of world standards. In spite of this, Algerian higher education has been accessed by a growing number of people, so much so that Algeria […]

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The Transformation Of Higher Education In Italy

May 25th, 2010 by admin

The Italian higher education system was one of the first to engage in a type of European educational reform called the Bologna Process. This process is currently being enacted across Europe, and is made up of three main cycles. Within Italy’s higher education structure there is a binary divide between the university sector and the […]

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Tunisia’s National Plan to Create an Educated Nation

May 18th, 2010 by admin

Since gaining the status of an independent nation in 1956, Tunisia has been focused on education as a means of developing the economic and social potential of their nation. This devotion to their educational goals and the prudent development of their education system has resulted in their scholastic levels exceeding that of other countries with […]

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