Online newspaper to provide global window on higher education

The first ever international online newspaper dedicated to key aspects of higher education has been launched.

The new website, universityworldnews.com, will feature reports from an international team of 30 higher education journalists based in 25 countries around the globe.

Featuring analyses and global round-ups on key issues in higher education, the newspaper is published weekly, and subscription is free. The managing director of University World News, Diane
Spencer, says that the paper is being published at a time when international competition and collaboration between universities are growing apace.

‘It has never been more important for higher education managers, researchers, scholars and government officials to keep abreast of developments in the increasingly globalised world of
universities – and in their rival and partner institutions worldwide,’ Ms Spencer said.

‘University World News is committed to providing such coverage. Supported by some of the world’s most experienced education journalists, our online newspaper is aimed at all those involved in
or associated with higher education,’ she added.

Every Monday morning, University World News will be distributed to an anticipated readership of tens of thousands of academics, deans, university vice-chancellors and presidents, government
ministers and senior administrators across the globe.

‘The aim is to offer a far wider range of higher education articles and news reports than is currently available from a single publication, and to provide a truly international perspective to
an international readership,’ said Ms Spencer.

The current issue of University World News features reports on stem cell research in the US, the Russian Government’s moves to replace Miscrosoft with the Linux operating system at
universities, and an article on women wearing headscarves at Turkey’s state universities.

In addition, the University World News website will also offer information on grants, higher education research, news from tertiary organisations, employment opportunities and other
developments. It will also feature a myriad of links to higher education organisations and bodies worldwide.

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