08 janvier 2020

New Australian Homestay Network campaign to offer housing springboard

By Will Nott. Following a report that highlighted how international students are being exploited in Australia’s housing market, a new initiative to help students who are struggling to adapt to life in the country has been launched by the Australian Homestay Network. More...

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US: legal issues over social media vetting

By Will Nott. US visa rules, which require international students to register details of their social media accounts, will be challenged in court by two documentary film organisations. More...

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US: Six universities failed to report $1.3bn in foreign funding

By Will Nott. An investigation by the US Department of Education has found that six universities failed to report receiving in excess of US$1.3 billion from foreign sources over the past seven years, despite having a “clear legal duty” to do so. More...

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U Auckland and IIT Kharagpur launch joint PhD

By Will Nott. The University of Auckland has announced a joint PhD program with the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, marking the first time a New Zealand university and an IIT have launched such a program as part of a bid to develop economic and research ties between the two countries. More...

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Arab researchers consider emigrating

By Will Nott. The majority (91%) of researchers working in Arab countries want to emigrate according to a survey conducted by Al-Fanar Media, a publication focused on research, education, and culture in the Arab world. More...

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US unis dominate in world’s first MOOC rankings

By Will Nott. The first-ever world university rankings based on the performance of massive open online courses was released this November, with US universities taking seven of the top 10 spots. More...

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Columbia U: new displaced person scholarship

By Will Nott. The world’s first university-wide scholarship for refugees and asylum seekers has been launched by Columbia University in New York.  The Scholarship for Displaced Students will provide $6 million worth of support for up to 30 students annually to receive tuition, housing and living assistance. More...

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New MENA specialist uni search platform

By Will Nott. A new course search platform connecting students and school counsellors from the MENA region with universities around the world has been launched by a team of British and Jordanian higher education experts. More...

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UK-educated Indian graduates face barriers with Indian employers

By Will Nott. UK-educated Indian graduates who return home to find a job are facing “ambivalence” from Indian employers, some of whom, according to a new report, did not recognise UK universities. More...

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TOEFL iBT aligns with China test framework

By Will Nott. China’s Ministry of Education and US-based ETS have announced the alignment of the TOEFL iBT test to China’s Standards of English framework. More...

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