23 août 2018

German Journalism Student in China Denied Visa

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. A German journalism student at Tsinghua University was denied a new visa to stay in China, likely, he believes, because he filmed a documentary on human rights lawyers as an assignment for a class. The student, David Missal, said that he was detained for three hours by police in May while shooting footage for the documentary, an experience he described on his blog. More...

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22 août 2018

Visa change could deter incoming international faculty

By Pooja B Vijayakumar. The United States is a highly competitive and sought after country for careers in higher education, given it hosts more than 30 of the highest-ranked 45 institutions. In 2015-16 the US had 4,583 degree-granting universities and colleges out of which 3,004 institutions offered a four-year curriculum. More...

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Trump visa review poses threat to recruitment of international researchers

By Brendan O’Malley – Managing Editor. In Commentary, Pooja B Vijayakumar says plans to block the granting of work permits to spouses, under the review of United States visa rules ordered by President Donald Trump, will hinder recruitment of international researchers to universities and undermine internationalisation. Anjali Thomas says higher education, being at the centre of social justice issues, needs to consider ways to overcome the different intersecting barriers to access such as gender, social class, race and disability. Catriona Ryan writes that boosting students’ confidence in skills such as essay writing and networking can help students deal with anxiety and enhance their student experience. And Alma Maldonado-Maldonado and Felicitas Acosta applaud women across Latin America for taking action to highlight and counter sexual harassment and other forms of sexism at universities, but concede that the culture of machismo remains entrenched.
   In our World Blog this week, Patrick Blessinger contends that – based on the core principles of rights, learning and democracy – we should embrace a bold vision of higher education in the service of humanity and for the common good.
   In Features, Silvia Richter reports that one of the Japanese government’s key goals in its strategy on science, technology and innovation is to make Japan ‘the most innovation-friendly country in the world’. And Jan Petter Myklebust reports on preliminary proposals arising from the special investigation into the internationalisation of higher education and research in Sweden. More...

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06 août 2018

ESU’s response to the public consultation on the Amendment of the Visa Code Regulation

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ESU welcomes the open consultation on the Amendment on Visa Code Regulation, and hereby calls on the European Commission to consider the following suggestions:

  • Firstly, all groups of students should be informed of the decision on their application as soon as possible, within maximum 30 days.
  • Secondly, equal conditions and accessibility for requesting a visa must be ensured worldwide.
  • Thirdly, the raising of the age limit in regard to visa fee waivers

With a special regard to long-term visas:

  • Firstly, visa and resident permits must be granted for the entire duration of the study programme.
  • Secondly, students from third countries must be granted the right to work and study in the hosting country on the same level as domestic students.
  • Thirdly, a solution must be found for those students, whose visa wasn’t approved before the beginning of the study programme. More...

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23 juillet 2018

Visa Delays Put Residents in Limbo

HomeBy Emma Whitford. New enforcement of visa rule is causing headaches for medical and veterinary colleges and their associated hospitals seeking to get paperwork approved for incoming residents. More...

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22 juillet 2018

Accused Russian Agent Entered U.S. on Student Visa

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. A Russian national who was charged Monday with conspiracy to act as an agent of Russia without registering as a foreign agent entered the U.S. in 2016 on a student visa. More...

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Supreme Court Upholds Trump's Travel Ban

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. In case closely watched by higher education, justices find that Trump was within his authority in restricting entry to the U.S. for nationals from a group of mostly Muslim-majority countries. More...

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Britain Makes It Easier for Chinese Students to Get Visas

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. At a time when the numbers of new international students coming to the U.S. has declined, the United Kingdom is making it easier for many international students to get visas to study there. More...

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Bientôt un permis de travail de trois ans en Nouvelle-Zélande

Screenshot-2018-4-18 Toute l'actualité de l'éducation bac, études, emploi - Page n°4 - Orientation EducationUne journée de vol, c’est le temps qu’il faut pour arriver à Auckland, l’une des plus grandes villes de Nouvelle-Zélande. En plein milieu de l’océan pacifique, ce pays de quatre millions d’habitants attire 60 000 jeunes du monde entier chaque année. Certains y déposent même leurs valises pour y travailler. Pour faciliter l’accueil de nouveaux étudiants et les encourager à rester, le gouvernement travaille sur une réforme qui accorderait un permis de travail de trois ans, au lieu d’un, aux jeunes diplômés étrangers. Plus...

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27 juin 2018

Trump’s crackdown on students who overstay visas rattles higher ed

University Business Magazine logoThe Trump administration plans to crack down on international students and visitors who overstay their visas, stoking fears in the higher education community that President Trump’s aggressive immigration policies will hinder university efforts to attract the brightest minds from overseas. More...

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