Varsities Eye Austerity Measures as Student Debt Increases

Johannesburg – Leading universities have reported sharp increases in student debt levels ahead of re-opening for the new academic year despite no fee increases last year. Wits and the universities of Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town, among others, told The Sunday Independent they were preparing for austerity measures to reduce budget deficits ahead of the 

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Billionaire Offers Biggest Education Prize

A Chinese technology billionaire is offering the world’s most valuable education prize. The Yidan Prize will award nearly $8m (£6.64m) every year to two research projects that have the potential to “transform” global education. Charles Chen Yidan, who co-founded China’s internet company, Tencent, wants to use the prize to scale up innovative education research projects 

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