13 juillet 2016

Study abroad prospects in KSA strong despite shift in focus

By Beckie Smith. Cuts to scholarship funding and economic strain caused by tumbling oil prices have dampened student weeks in UK ELT from Saudi students in the last two years, but student numbers are actually slightly up, and a booming youth population and local labour market needs mean the country still presents huge opportunities. More...

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EU directive eases work, residence rules for non-EU students

By Beckie Smith. In a bid to entice more students from outside Europe to study in the EU, the European Commission has announced visa rules that will make it easier for non-EU students and researchers to work during their studies and to stay on after graduation. They will also facilitate greater freedom of movement for international students between EU countries. More...

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Private providers, market competition central to UK HE white paper

By Beckie Smith. A new white paper released yesterday aims to increase competition in the UK’s higher education sector by making it easier for alternative providers to access degree awarding powers. The document, which marks an historic shakeup for the sector, overhauls HE funding and brings all providers under the jurisdiction of a new regulatory body. More...

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South Africa ELT in “bad shape” as enrolments drop 37%

By Beckie Smith. Fears that South Africa’s English language sector is being squeezed by restrictive visa conditions have been confirmed in the latest statistics from Education South Africa. Figures show that student numbers at member schools plummeted by more than a third between 2014 and 2015. More...

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Australia creates int’l ed cross-sectorial council

By Beckie Smith. Representatives from Australia’s higher education, English language, pathway, private and vocational sectors are all represented on the new Council for International Education that will work to implement the newly-published National Strategy for International Education. More...

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Modi: Stretch yoga PhDs to foreign students

By Beckie Smith. India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has pushed for Indian universities to promote PhD courses in yoga to foreign students, during preparations for the International Day of Yoga next month. More...

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UK’s development fund commits £45m to international HE projects

By Beckie Smith. The UK’s Department for International Development will launch a new £45m fund next month to support cross-border partnerships that will help to facilitate higher education transformation in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and the Middle East. More...

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Spain’s ELE schools report second year of steady growth

By Sara Custer. Student numbers and weeks at Spanish language schools in Spain have displayed another year of steady growth, cementing an industry-wide trend of recovery after being hit by the economic crisis in 2013. More...

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Trump victory could mean 60% fewer international enrolments, survey finds

By Sara Custer. In a recent survey of more than 40,000 students in 118 countries, 60% said they would be less likely to choose the US as a study destination if Donald Trump were to be elected president of the country this November. More...

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The rise and rise of the international high schools market

By Sara Custer. There are three main drivers attracting investors to the international school sector: reliable long-term revenue, upfront capital through student fee payments and a relatively recession-proof product. More...

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