30 janvier 2017

Stanford Closes Beijing Study Abroad Program, Enrollments Down at Other Beijing-Based Centers

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Jeremiah Jenne. News that Stanford University will shutter its undergraduate overseas studies program in Beijing has focused attention on the future of the city as a destination for US students studying abroad.
I have worked in the study abroad industry here in Beijing for over a decade, both as an instructor and as an administrator. Recently, there has been a lot of soul searching at study abroad centers around Beijing about why numbers at so many programs have fallen dramatically when compared to just a few years earlier. More...

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‘Almost all’ English universities to join TEF, while most Scottish institutions to opt out

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "studyinternational.com logo"By Study International Staff. After years of debating over its necessity, “almost all” of the UK’s universities have decided to participate in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), said Universities minister Jo Johnson.
Before this, many institutions had held off from joining the framework due to concerns over the impact of ratings on tuition fees and student intake. More...

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Universities Australia urges government to ditch plans to cut university funding by 20%

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "studyinternational.com logo"By Study International Staff. In order for universities to “play their crucial role in securing Australia’s future”, the representative body of Australian universities has called on the government for greater policy and funding certainty in the higher education sector. More...

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Iran: Overcoming persecution to graduate

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "studyinternational.com logo"By Study International Staff. The Bahais are a small religious group in Iran, barely making up one percent of this Muslim nation. Called ‘apostates’ and reduced to a ‘political sect’, the government neither recognises nor protects the Bahais.
State discrimination is far-ranging – such as discrimination in employment, seizure of properties, and arbitrary arrests – and they include official discrimination in education. The effect? They cannot found educational institutions, are excluded from universities, and meet with attempted forced conversions in schools. More...

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Singapore, the 21st century education superpower

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "studyinternational.com logo"By . For a number of years now, Singapore has been recognised as having one of the best school systems in the world, topping the OECD’s 2015 global education rankings, coming top in the 2016 TIMSS report and claiming first place in the most recent PISA rankings. More...

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M'sia targets 200,000 foreign students by 2020, sees education as main revenue contributor

By Fairuz Mohd Shahar.  The government welcomes the arrival of foreign students intending to pursue their studies in Malaysia as this move can help raise the image of the country as a regional education hub. More...

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OBHE focuses on global citizenship at conference

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "studytravel.network"By Clarissa Waldron. The Observatory on Borderless Higher Education (OBHE) gathered recently to hold its annual International Partners' Conference.
Held at Regent's University London, under the theme of 'Intercultural Education: Global Citizenship in Changing World Scenarios', the event brought together a selection of those in higher education and guests from the business community to discuss issues facing the sector. More...

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Zuma signs Higher Education Amendment Act

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "news24.com logo"By Jenni Evans. President Jacob Zuma has signed the Higher Education Amendment Act, which gives Minister Blade Nzimande greater powers to intervene in university matters and furthers the government's higher education transformation plans.
"I am very excited," said MP Charles Kekana, whip of Parliament's committee on higher education, on Wednesday.
"We have been working very hard on it."
The central theme of the act, signed into law on Tuesday, was to make universities more inclusive, and to move away from old patterns of universities based on racial or language lines and to recognise African schools of thought and knowledge, explained Kekana. More...

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University of Hong Kong sees increase in Indonesian student applications

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "thejakartapost.com logo"By Masajeng Rahmiasri. Shopping, entertainment and leisure may be the three words synonymous with Hong Kong. However, those are no longer the only reasons for Indonesians to visit the region as it has become a destination to pursue higher education. More...

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Studying at the Bahai secret university

BBCBy Lipika Pelham. The largest non-Muslim minority in Iran, the Bahais, are persecuted in many ways - one being that they are forbidden from attending university. Some study in secret, but for those who want to do a postgraduate degree the only solution is to leave their country and study abroad. More...

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