15 janvier 2020

US: Fake ‘uni’ sting could harm int’l numbers

By Kerrie Kennedy. A fake university set up by the US Department of Homeland Security in a bid to catch out foreign nationals who were planning to stay in the country illegally could “hurt the confidence” of genuine international students looking to study in the US. More...

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#SupportStudyAbroad campaign urges Brits to tweet

By Kerrie Kennedy. Universities UK has launched a national #SupportStudyAbroad campaign asking the government to commit to funding study abroad opportunities for UK students, even if the country cannot negotiate continued participation in the Erasmus+ program. More...

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U of Bahrain to use blockchain certificates

By Kerrie Kennedy. The University of Bahrain has partnered with credential provider Learning Machine to become one of the first universities globally to issue blockchain-powered digital diplomas that will be instantly verifiable by students and their employers. More...

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SWC signs MOU with China’s Wuxi School

By Kerrie Kennedy. Northern Ireland’s South West College has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with China’s Wuxi Vocational and Technical Higher Diploma School of Automotive Engineering as part of its growing international education strategy. More...

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US: Int’l graduate applications & enrolments decline again

By Kerrie Kennedy. Data reflecting the number of international students seeking master’s and doctoral degrees from US colleges and universities has continued along a “troubling” trajectory for the second year running, with a new Council of Graduate Schools report showing a 1% decline in international graduate enrolments from fall 2017-18 and a 4% drop in applications. More...

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New digital marketplace for agencies to launch

By Kerrie Kennedy. A new digital marketplace aiming to become the go-to platform for commission-based agencies to connect with quality vendors in accommodation, transport and activities for international students is preparing to launch later in January. More...

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Global guidance: the evolution of college counselling

By Kerrie Kennedy. In its 2017 state of college admissions summary, the National Association for College Admissions Counselling revealed that 49 per cent of US private schools reported employing at least one person whose exclusive responsibility was to provide college counselling. More...

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UK in “Catch-22” scenario over Brexit

By Kerrie Kennedy. UK Universities and Science minister Chris Skidmore said he is committed to giving universities and researchers confidence in the lead up to Brexit but that the European Commission is unwilling to enter negotiations until the terms of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU have been decided. More...

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busuu app offering “real-world” English

By Kerrie Kennedy. Leading social learning app for languages busuu has released new courses featuring news and cultural content from The New York Times and The Economist. It is intended to enable learners to improve their English through videos and articles covering real-world news and cultural topics. More...

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ESSEC & Pearson launch executive programs

By Kerrie Kennedy. ESSEC Business School and digital learning company Pearson have partnered to develop and deliver new online executive programs in 2019, including a 100%-online executive certificate for future managers. More...

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