20 janvier 2020

Global economic impact of int’l students estimated at $300bn

By Kerrie Kennedy. International students pursuing tertiary education had an estimated global economic impact of $300 billion in 2016, new figures from StudyPortals have revealed. However, the confluence of higher costs and lower prospects of work threatens the sustainability of international student mobility. More...

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India: study abroad startup raises $1m

By Kerrie Kennedy. Noida-based study abroad start-up AdmitKard has raised $1 million in a pre-Series A funding round to help it expand its presence across 100 cities in India. The round, which saw participation from India and Australia- based investors, was led by Australian edtech fund Growth DNA. More...

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UUKi & BC India launch Study in India program

By Kerrie Kennedy. Universities UK International and British Council India have launched a bilateral pilot program to support collaboration between UK universities and their Indian partners and send UK students to India during their studies. More...

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US: agents’ role surveyed by NACAC

By Kerrie Kennedy. Research by NACAC into strategies for recruiting first-time international students has revealed that commission-based agents play an important role at a significant number of US institutions. But despite the benefits of partnering with agents, some “inherent risks” were also noted. More...

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Irish gov’t passes bill to protect staff & students at English language schools

By Kerrie Kennedy. Plans to introduce a long-awaited International Education Mark in Ireland can finally be realised as part of newly-passed legislation that establishes protections for the staff and students of English language schools in the country. More...

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STA Travel joins forces with Study in the USA

By Kerrie Kennedy. Student and youth travel organisation STA Travel has teamed up with international student marketing business Study in the USA to increase resources for international students considering enrollment in US institutions. More...

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UUK warns against ‘no-deal’ consequences

By Kerrie Kennedy. With the possibility of a no-deal Brexit looming, Universities UK has published a briefing that sets out the consequences that exiting the EU without a deal would have on the country’s students, researchers and 136 member universities. More...

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GSM London goes into administration

By Kerrie Kennedy. One of the UK’s biggest private higher education providers, GSM London, has announced it has gone into administration, citing an inability to “recruit and retain sufficient numbers of students” as the reason for its closure. More...

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Ireland: online visa renewal system launched

By Kerrie Kennedy. Students from outside Europe who live in Dublin will be able to renew their immigration registration through a new online system from August 26, replacing the current system that requires them to attend in-person appointments. As many as 8,000 students will benefit between September and November. More...

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Canada: int’l students at private colleges claim they were ‘duped’ by agents

By Kerrie Kennedy. Large numbers of international students in Canada claim to have been duped by unscrupulous agents into parting with thousands of dollars in tuition for them to arrange jobs or placements at private colleges as an ‘easy’ way to work toward becoming a permanent resident, an investigation by the Globe and Mail has revealed. More...

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