GLOBAL : GOVERNMENTS NEED TO THINK CAREFULLY ABOUT ELIMINATING TUITION FEES

The Labour Party in the UK, like the Democrats in the US, hopes to be elected on a policy of abolishing student fees. Roger Smyth draws on the experience of New Zealand to challenge the rationale for such a strategy. Political parties seeking power will often promise to abolish tuition fees in higher education. We

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UK LAUNCHES INT’L AMBASSADOR SCHEME

As part of the campaign #Weareinternational, the UK is launching an international student ambassador program, which is being run by student-facing organisation UKCISA. Announced to coincide with International Education Week, the #WeAreInternational Student Ambassador Programme will be a “leadership development scheme” for exceptional individuals from around the world, who are currently studying and living in the UK. This initiative

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USA : CALIFORNIA REMAINS THE TOP U.S. DESTINATION FOR FOREIGN STUDENTS, YET ENROLLMENT IS SLIPPING

California remains the top U.S. destination for foreign students, who primarily come from China and India, with enrollment dipping slightly in the 2018-19 school year for the first time in at least a decade, according to a survey released Monday. Nationally, new enrollments of international students declined for the third year in a row although

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UNITED KINGDOM : UK universities face chill winds of change

United Kingdom universities are vast organisations. Many are the biggest employers in their areas and a small number have incomes that surpass £1 billion (US$1.3 billion) a year. If they are able to, they will grow much bigger still. Demographic trends are about to deliver a big increase in the number of school leavers. Only

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USA : THIRD OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN US ‘DISCRIMINATED AGAINST’

Survey released as new data show the majority of US universities have seen a decline in new international students this year Almost a third of international students in the US have faced discrimination because of their nationality, with Chinese students being particularly affected, according to a study. A survey of 1,921 overseas students and recent graduates

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