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Blog: STAR and City of Sanctuary lead pledges from UK Universities to improve access for refugee students for World Action to Higher Education Day and the Global Refugee Forum

With kind thanks to Christopher Smart, Access to University Coordinator at STAR for contributing this blog. Around the world universities are signing a global statement  of support for refugee access to higher education for World Access to Higher Education Day. This...

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WAHED Voices: Access and Student Financial Aid in Japan

With kind thanks to Professor Masayuki Kobayashi,  Comprehensive Research Organization, J. F. Oberlin University for contributing this article.  1. Worsening equality of access to higher education in Japan The increase in tuition fees (Figure 1) and the subsequent...

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“Advocating for Equity” Statement of support from SAICA South Africa

As in many countries around the globe, South Africa has experienced extreme challenges providing inclusive education for all, as well as the need to improve skills shortages currently lacking within the South African economy. South Africa’s higher education has...

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Secretary DeVos Finalizes Higher Education Regulations that Promote Innovation, Protect Students, and Reduce Regulatory Burden

As part of U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ Rethink Higher Education agenda, the U.S. Department of Education today announced the publication of final accreditation and state authorization distance education regulations designed to expand educational...

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Estonian minister: Free studies have improved accessibility of higher education

The Estonian Ministry of Education and Research said that the higher education reform has to a great extent fulfilled its purpose as access to higher educations has improved and admittance to several specialities, the specialists of which are lacking on the labor...

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Mind the Gap: Addressing the Class Dimension in Higher Education

The debate in Higher Education (HE) in the UK is slowly starting to recognise that inequality in education is both the cause and consequence of societal elitism. As a result, there is an increasing debate about widening access to academia, and more and more newspaper...

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WAHED Newsletter – 18th October 2019 Issue

The World Access to Higher Education Day Newsletter provides regular updates on the latest news on equitable access to higher education from around the world and details recent developments with the WAHED initiative.  WAHED headlines featured in this issue are:...

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Global Summit to Mark WAHED 2019

The World Access to Higher Education Day Global Summit, Advocating for Equity. To mark the second ever World Access to Higher Education Day, the University of Edinburgh will be hosting the WAHED Global Summit on 26th November 2019. The summit will present an...

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2019 Social Media Pack Available

On the 26th November 2019, a series of WAHED-branded events and activities will take place across the world. The theme of this year’s WAHED is Advocating for Equity. We want to focus on encouraging governments, universities and others to make meaningful commitments...

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