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Dutch fret about proliferation of English on university campuses

Jun 3, 2018

Dutch fret about proliferation of English on university campuses

The growing popularity of English as a medium of instruction at Dutch universities is ringing alarm bells among lecturers and students, with some even calling for government intervention. As Shakespeare's mother tongue spreads in lecture halls across the county's 14 universities, the Dutch education department ...

/ May 31, 2018

China issues rules to get tough on academic integrity

China has issued new guidelines to enforce academic integrity in science that include plans to "record and assess" the conduct of scientists and institutions and punish anyone guilty of misconduct, state news agency Xinhua reported. The guidelines, released on Wednesday by the ruling Communist Party ...

French strike brings second day of rail chaos

/ Apr 5, 2018

French strike brings second day of rail chaos

Millions of French commuters suffered a second day of travel chaos on Wednesday as striking rail workers locked horns with President Emmanuel Macron's government in a dispute over reforming the state-owned SNCF railways. Commuters in and around Paris pushed their way onto the few trains ...

French student protests add to Macron's rail strike woes

/ Apr 4, 2018

French student protests add to Macron's rail strike woes

Growing protests at French universities on Wednesday added to pressure on President Emmanuel Macron over his sweeping reform agenda, as rail workers pressed on with rolling strikes that are causing havoc for millions of travelers. Train drivers and other railway staff waged a second day ...