THE STUDENT VOICE
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the European Students' Union


January 2013
 


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FINST study: More public investments needed in higher education 

BRUSSELS - Public investments have not kept up with the rising number of students in higher education in Europe in the past twenty years. Quite the opposite, budgets for higher education have been cut in almost all European countries since 2008, with the most severe being up to fifty percent. Go to full article Follow us on Twitter Like us on Facebook 

Governments must ensure that international students can vote 

ROME - "We are firmly convinced that the voting right is a fundamental right in a democracy and we urge that all students studying abroad have the opportunity to participate in general elections in their home countries," says Karina Ufert, Chairperson of the European Students Union (ESU). Go to full article Follow us on Twitter Like us on Facebook 

The dangers of university ranking systems

DUBLIN - The European Students Union (ESU) hopes that the European Commission's attempt to develop a multidimensional ranking system for higher education institutions called U-Multirank will avoid the pitfalls of traditional ranking systems, such as doing damage to the social dimension of higher education. Go to full article Like us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter 

European students stand firmly against tuition fees in Finland   

HELSINKI - International students residing in Finland might have to pay thousands of euros in tuition fees if a motion supported by a majority of the national parliament becomes reality. An on-going trial project on tuition fees for certain Master's programmes in Finland has already revealed that some universities have charged up to twelve thousand euros per annum. Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

Hungarian students make headway in government negotiations 

BUDAPEST - On 21 January, Zoltįn Balogh, the Hungarian Minister for Human Resources, signed a partial agreement with representatives of the National Union of Students (HÖOK) regarding state-financed places in sixteen academic fields. This means that students entering their first year of studies such as law and economics will not have to pay tuition fees although the entrance requirements of credits will be higher than in other academic fields. Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

In pictures: Armenian and Turkish students sign a cooperation agreement 

ISTANBUL - The Armenian National Students Association (ANSA) and the Student Council of Turkey (SCT) have expressed their readiness to cooperate on representation and protection of the students' educational, social, economic, sports and cultural interests as well as to advocate students' rights. Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

Internship programme launched for the SiS Catalyst Project

BRUSSELS - Eight internships will be introduced for students as part of the implementation of the SiS Catalyst Project, which is an initiative taken to foster and support ethical, effective and sustainable engagement between children aged 7-14 years and decision makers that shape the children's future. Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

Student mobility a main priority in European integration  

BERLIN - "European integration is concerned with mutual exchange and understanding. One of its main goals is to improve student mobility. It can only be achieved if student flows are balanced between different regions in Europe," says Tinja Zerzer, a member of the Executive Committee of the European Students' Union (ESU), but she was nominated to represent students' views in the Working Group on Mobility and Internationalisation. Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

Students and universities' officials gather in Brussels for EU Studies Fair  

BRUSSELS - The European Voice will hold its 14th annual undergraduate and postgraduate EU Studies Fair on 8 and 9 February to bring together universities and prospective students in EU studies, international relations, business or law. It has established itself as a unique event attracting multilingual, ambitious students and young professionals who have a direct interest in further study and careers in these fields. Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter
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This Month
FINST study: More public investments needed in higher education
Governments must ensure that international students can vote
The dangers of university ranking systems
European students stand firmly against tuition fees in Finland
Hungarian students make headway in government negotiations
In pictures: Armenian and Turkish students sign a cooperation agreement
Internship programme launched for the SiS Catalyst project
Student mobility a main priority in European integration
Students and universities“ officials gather in Brussels for EU Studies Fair

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