CONAHEC News and Information

Tuesday, Feb. 02, 2016

Today the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) launched “Re-Imagining the First Year of College” (RFY), a new project aimed at ensuring success for all students, particularly those who have historically been underserved by higher education: low income, first generation, and students of color.  

Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016

OTTAWA – A new web resource, launched today by Universities Canada and Colleges and Institutes Canada, shows that Canada’s colleges, institutes and universities are increasingly collaborating to offer students a huge range of pathways to their education and career goals.

Friday, Jan. 22, 2016

El año que estamos iniciando será un año clave para la implementación de la reforma educativa y la transformación del sistema educativo mexicano. En 2015, gracias al compromiso de los maestros de México con la educación de nuestros niños y niñas, realizamos un histórico proceso de evaluación docente con una participación cercana a 86% de los maestros convocados.

Friday, Jan. 22, 2016

Study abroad programmes will be exempt from a new 25% tax on overseas payments that was announced last week, the Department of Federal Revenue has announced, prompting a sigh of relief among stakeholders that send and receive Brazilian students abroad.

Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016

Latin America is facing a significant skills gap. A reported 37 percent of companies in the region find it difficult to fill job vacancies, particularly for technical positions. One of the major efforts to overcome this skills gap is to provide funding for students in higher education to study abroad through programs such as Brazil’s Scientific Mobility Program (BSMP) and Mexico’s FOBESII (Bilateral Forum on Higher Education, Innovation and Research) partnership.

Friday, Jan. 15, 2016

With over 150 attendees, this year’s Colloquium on International Engineering Education attracted the largest number of participants ever, as well as many first-time attendees and veterans in the field of engineering education.

Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016

Qatar University has topped a list of the world’s most international institutions, based on data from the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-2016.

The Middle Eastern institution, which was ranked in the 601-800 band in the overall rankings, knocked Switzerland’s École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) off pole position to fourth place for the first time in six years.


Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015

The United Kingdom is the global leader in high-quality undergraduate education for international students, with international undergraduate students rating the UK number one for student satisfaction, ahead of the United States, Canada, Australia, Germany and New Zealand, the research found. The UK also "excels in teaching and learning”, according to research released by the UK Higher Education International Unit at Universities UK.

Friday, Dec. 11, 2015

MNA: This is an unprecedented initiative on the part of the Mexican government, that was launched in 2013, by President Peña Nieto and President Obama, and the rationale is if Mexico is the third economic partner to the US, we are to be the third educational partner. The number one partner in terms of education is China, they mobilise close to 300,000 students, faculty, teachers to the US – that gives you an idea of the strategy that China has in terms of internationalisation worldwide. The second place is held by India, and the third place is held by Korea.

Friday, Dec. 11, 2015

Announcing the initiative, Minister of Public Education Aurelio Nuño Mayer said he hopes to realise his ambition that “In 10 or 20 years, the country will be bilingual”, despite concerns about a shortage of qualified English language teachers in Mexico. "English is the language through which we can all communicate; it is a tool and cornerstone for professional development and to modernise,” he said. As of next year, all state schools will be required to provide English language teaching to pupils from the age of six.