11 May 2005
A Partisan Reality Show
The greatest challenge to Lukashenka’s almost Stalinist version of World War II may lie in simply representing Belarusians as ordinary people desperate for peace.
By Vitali Silitski
2 May 2005
Graveside Manner
Do trainee doctors in Hungary take body parts back to their dorms for a spot of extracurricular study?
By Judit Szakacs
26 April 2005
Far From Pristine
Students, professors, and the education ministry are fed up with the administration at Pristina University. So why isn’t anything changing? [Also in Russian]
By Alma Lama
21 April 2005
A Season of Change
Poland’s new school-leaving exam is being met with heavy criticism – and hopes that it will lead to “galactic change” in Polish education. [Also in Russian]
By Wojciech Kosc
20 April 2005
A Drag on Reforms
National testing for university admission is provoking controversy. From Eurasianet.
By Giorgi Kandelaki
Moscow State University
18 April 2005
Gagarin Had Free Education
Russian students take to the streets to protest against an end to free university education. [Also in Russian]
By Sergei Borisov
25 March 2005
Girls Just Want to Go to School
Access to education--even to simple primary schooling--is severely limited for some young Bosnians, and girls are at a particular disadvantage.
By Mirna Skrbic
24 March 2005
Learning Curves
Reforming an education system steeped in tradition is no mean feat, Croatia discovers. [Also in Russian.]
By Marko Stefelic
21 February 2005
On the Road to the Superhighway Premium
The use of computers, mobile phones, and the internet is increasing rapidly in Romania, although online business continues to lag behind.
By Razvan Amariei
16 February 2005
Seeds for a Poor Harvest
Social science degrees are increasingly popular in Kyrgyzstan, but some experts wonder if that trend means vocational and agricultural training programs are getting short shrift. (Also in Russian.)
By Botagoz Kassymbekova

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