15 janvier 2020

IALC partners with associations in Latin America

By Kerrie Kennedy. IALC has announced that a Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between the association and ANEX, the Colombian Asociación Nacional de Empresas para Estudios en el Exterior, and AMTE, the Mexican Association of Educational Tourism. More...

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US: 2020 Best Grad Schools revealed

By Kerrie Kennedy. The number of international students seeking master’s and doctoral degrees from US colleges and universities may have continued along a “troubling” trajectory for the second year running, but those that have applied to graduate schools have played a part in some major position changes across the newly released U.S. News & World Report 2020 Best Graduate Schools list. More...

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Canada: Job scarcity in NS sees students using soup kitchen

By Kerrie Kennedy. The unprecedented influx of international students choosing Canada as their study destination is having a worrying knock-on effect in certain provinces, with a lack of work forcing as many as 20 Cape Breton University international students to rely on a local soup kitchen for their meals. More...

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Advantage New Brunswick

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Advantage New Brunswick
The big news here in New Brunswick is the release of the government's new post-secondary education plan. I just finished reading it. It is in general unimaginative. This represents the problem with establishing policy by 'stakeholder' consultation. Some of the things I agree with. Some I don't:
- I don't disagree with the creation of Polytechs. I think they'll serve a useful function.
- I don't disagree with cutting the satellite campuses. NB has a tendency to spread things out too much.
- the ND PSE Commission is essentially a provincial accreditation board, and hence reasonable.
- I would have gone further and made the four remaining instances of NBCC separate institutions, which their own (self-chosen) names.
- I think there should be tuition cuts, but I support the conversion of loans to grants.
- I support spending an additional $50 million on the PSE system.
- I support requiring private institutions to satisfy quality requirements.
- I am disappointed that distance education merited only a couple of paragraphs, and online learning no mention at all (they didn't even spell 'Athabasca' correctly).
- I think NB would have been better off setting up an independent DE institution, because UM and UNB won't support distance education - this is evident even in the commission's remarks, that "care should be taken not to duplicate an educational opportunity that already exists in a cost-effective and accessible manner" which by definition for these institutions is all of them.
- We need to continue the emphasis on attracting international students, especially through online and distance learning. More...

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Canada: BC institutions post $340m surpluses

By Viggo Stacey. Higher education institutes across the Canadian province of British Columbia posted surpluses of over $340 million in 2018/19, Black Press Media has revealed after analysing the statements of 25 universities and colleges. More...

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ICEF Canada Course: 1,000th agent graduates

By Viggo Stacey. ICEF’s Canada Course for Education Agents saw its 1,000th agent graduate earlier in December. More...

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14 universities meet for HUC Consortium

By Viggo Stacey. Health reform took centre stage as 14 universities across the Americas and the Caribbean met for the second Hemispheric University Consortium meeting in October. More...

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EF Academy welcomed to California

By Viggo Stacey. Global international education juggernaut EF Education First has launched an international high school in the US at a ceremony in Pasadena, California, attended by local leaders and city officials. More...

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Third Maple Leaf school opens in Canada

By Viggo Stacey. An operator of private schools in China, Maple Leaf Education, has opened a high school at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario, making it the company’s third school on a university campus in Canada. More...

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Private Conversations About Private College Closures

Techno-News BlogA college advising company planned to release a list projecting when specific private colleges could run out of money and close, but pushback from the sector convinced the company to scuttle its plan. More...

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