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15 unions worldwide have now signed an international agreement on defending education and employment standards in the context of global marketisation. Together, these unions represent more than half a million tertiary education workers around the world.

The deepening global recession and the cutting back of public provision will only give greater encouragement to a burgeoning private sector, making the international agreement only more relevant and important.

We are now turning this community of over 500,000 academics into something tangible.

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Kaplan goes down under

Kaplan Inc., the for-profit U.S.-based education provider, announced yesterday a joint venture with the University of Adelaide in Australia that will create the company’s first international campus.

A subsidiary of the Washington Post Company that started off in the test preparation business, Kaplan has expanded its operations in recent years and now provides an array [...]

Down and Outsourced in America

Psst, want a university course for less than the price of your monthly cell phone bill? It sounds too good to be true and it probably is. But that’s the sales pitch an American-based company is making to recession-weary college students in the U.S., according to an article published earlier this year in Inside Higher [...]