CHINA : GLOBAL UNIVERSITY EMPLOYABILITY RANKING 2018: CHINA’S RISE STALLS

Analysis of ranking since 2011 suggests China is not making same ground as in research-based rankings, while Germany and South Korea have leapt forward. Global higher education has become well accustomed to China’s march up university research-based rankings. In the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings, Tsinghua University became the best-placed university in Asia and five of its

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USA : THE TRUMP EFFECT ON INTERNATIONAL ENROLLMENT? REPORT FINDS NEW FOREIGN STUDENTS ARE DWINDLING.

The roster of new international students at colleges and universities fell more than 6 percent in the past school year, according to a report made public Tuesday, renewing questions about whether President Trump’s nationalist rhetoric and policies have undercut overseas demand for U.S. higher education. That finding is double the previous rate of decline. What’s more,

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SINGAPORE : UNI ADMISSIONS : POLY GRADS’ O-LEVEL GRADES TO BE DROPPED FROM 2020

From 2020, polytechnic graduates applying to Singapore’s local universities will not need to include their O-level results. Only their polytechnic grade point average (GPA) will count towards the university admissions score they use in applying to the six publicly funded universities, except for certain courses with subject-specific requirements. The two biggest institutions, National University of Singapore

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UK MUST REVERSE ITS “SELF-DEFEATING” STUDENT RECRUITMENT COURSE

Following eight years of fighting a “losing battle” to attract students from other countries, the All-Party Parliamentary Group for International Students in the UK has launched an inquiry report on how to increase recruitment overall. Among the 12 recommendations in the report, the APPG suggests the government sets a “clear and ambitious target” to grow international student numbers

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UAE : OVER 3,000 KIDS VIE FOR 130 INDIAN SCHOOL SEATS IN ABU DHABI

Abu Dhabi Indian School holds admission lottery for admissions to KG 1 and grade 1. Abu Dhabi: More than 3,000 parents showed up at the Abu Dhabi Indian School (Adis) on Saturday hoping their child would be one of the lucky ones to get an admission into kindergarten 1 (KG 1) and grade 1 with

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MALAYSIA : JAPAN TO SET UP THREE UNIVERSITIES IN MALAYSIA

PETALING JAYA: Three Japanese higher-learning institutions have revealed plans to establish branches in Malaysia, said the Education Ministry. Its minister Dr Maszlee Malik said they include Tsukuba University, one of the oldest and most comprehensive research universities in Japan, Nippon Designers School and Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University. “It is estimated that Tsukuba University would start

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US MIDTERMS: HOUSE WIN GIVES DEMOCRATS CRITICAL LEVERAGE ON HE

Voters back increases in university spending in series of local ballots. Democrats have gained critical leverage to push back against the Trump administration’s higher education policies after they gained control of the US House of Representatives in the midterm elections, in which voters also expressed their support for university funding in a series of local ballots.

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UK : STUDYING IN THE UK AS AN EU STUDENT COULD GET A LOT PRICIER AFTER BREXIT

British Prime Minister Theresa May announced on Tuesday that the UK had no plans to limit student visas post-Brexit, but European students wishing to enrol in British universities could still face a massive increase in tuition fees. At the moment, EU students are considered “Home” students in every part of the UK and are, as

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SWEDEN : INVESTIGATOR BACKS TUITION FEES FOR FOREIGN STUDENTS

The government investigator Agneta Bladh, appointed last year to work out a comprehensive strategy for the internationalisation of Swedish higher education, on 31 October presented her report to Minister for Higher Education and Research Helene Hellmark Knutsson and later shared it with an audience at Uppsala University. The 475-page report, Increased Attractivity – Momentum for Sweden

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VIETNAM : RMIT HAS FAILED ITS FACULTY AND VIETNAM

The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology  (RMIT) Vietnam. Low student and staff morale and declining academic standards place the branch campus far away from its mission to serve Vietnam. ‘I sat down to lunch outdoors with my manager Michelle on RMIT Vietnam’s gorgeous Saigon South campus, the cooler winter temperatures making it bearable to spend

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