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The cost of an NYU medical degree is now $0

NYU medical students – current and future – will obtain their degrees for free. Announced last Thursday, the measure is designed to relieve students of “rising”, burdensome study debt, and thereby, “attract the best and brightest students to careers in medicine”. The university cited another ...

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England forges ahead with uni commercialisation

Amid the global, pre-Royal Wedding fervour, the English government made significant higher education reforms. First, on 1 January this year, it founded the Office for Students (OfS): a new university watchdog. Then, in mid-February, it announced the “biggest shake-up to higher ...

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Unis discreetly collaborating with Facebook

Some 30 American universities have partnered with Facebook, yet most are keeping schtum on the details. By consulting with Facebook, Washington, D.C.-based publication Inside Higher Ed uncovered that the institutions have signed up to its Sponsored Academic Research Agreement. Beginning in late 2016, 17 institutions joined ...

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