18 mars 2016

NZ gov helps fund Taranaki’s unique IE strategy

By Amy Baker. Taranaki on the north island of New Zealand has developed its own micro international education strategy and attracted investment from the government to help achieve its ambitions of growing its education exports to be worth NZ$19.6 million by 2025. More...

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US confirms STEM OPT work rights extension to 24 months

By Amy Baker. After the largest number of responses from the public ever received on a rule revision, the Department of Homeland Security has confirmed that international STEM graduates in the US will be able to undertake an Optional Practical Training programme for a 24 month extension, up from the current 17 month extension rule. More...

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Brazilian universities optimistic about future of SwB

By Sara Custer. Budget freezes were announced for the second phase of Brazil’s science mobility programme, Ciencias sem Fronteiras, last autumn, but higher education leaders say they are confident the scheme will continue to be beneficial to international education in the country. More...

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Canadian colleges pilot express visas for Vietnam

By Sara Custer. A streamlined visa programme for Vietnamese students looking to study at colleges in Canada has begun its pilot phase this month. The scheme aims to cut visa processing times to two months or less from the current five, and will require students to show less financial documentation. More...

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UK business schools lose £133m in non-EU enrolment drop

By Sara Custer. In a new report criticising the UK government’s international student visa policy, business school leaders have voiced their concerns about the loss of revenue and the long-term impact visa measures will have on the UK’s global influence. More...

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NACAC adds int’l positions to advocacy agenda

By Sara Custer. The National Association for College Admission Counseling in the US has placed international education policy on its advocacy agenda for the first time this year. More...

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Swiss agencies report “difficult year” due to currency flux

By Sara Custer. Global currency fluctuations and an ageing population made 2015 a difficult year for Swiss agencies. English continued to be the most sought after language, followed by French and Spanish, but the Swiss Association of Language Travel Agents said turnover was down. More...

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The future of global ed: civic engagement, social responsibility, says AIEA

By Sara Custer. Social responsibility and civil engagement are rising on the checklist of what an international education should include. At the recent annual conference of the Association of International Education Administrators, delegates and thought leaders explored how to incorporate social responsibility into the curriculum and underlined the need to create “global citizens”. More...

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UK tops student recommendations, number one for research experience

By Sara Custer. The UK is the English speaking study destination international students are most likely to recommend to their friends according to reports released by the UK HE’s International Unit. More...

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UK unis urged to take pro-EU campaign beyond HE

By Sara Custer. Higher education leaders from outside of the UK have voiced their support for the “In” campaign in the upcoming referendum to decide the UK’s future as a member of the European Union. More...

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