US: MIT & Harvard file suit against ICE

Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have filed a federal lawsuit to bar the Department of Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement from enforcing new guidelines preventing international students from attending US colleges and universities offering online-only courses. Stakeholders have reacted in shock to the new guidelines that would mandate that international students transfer to an institution offering

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US universities accused of ‘magical thinking’ on reopening plans

As cases hit new highs, institutions confront costly implications US university leaders have been accused of “suffering from magical thinking” about their hopes of reopening campuses this autumn, as coronavirus cases surge across the country. Institutions have been forced to dial back plans to resume in-person teaching and to cut tuition fees as the US

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Covid-19 crisis could bankrupt a dozen UK universities, IFS warns

Overall, the sector is well placed to deal with the fallout, but those who entered pandemic in weak financial health could be at risk, says report About a dozen UK universities face going bust in the long run as a result of the Covid-19 crisis if they do not get a government bailout or help

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UNITED KINGDOM : Most EU students ‘will not study in UK’ after fees decision

United Kingdom universities could suffer a 25% drop in international students as a result of the government decision to end home student status for them in England, according to a new survey.  Some 84% of prospective European Union (EU) students say they will ‘definitely not’ study in the UK if the decision means their tuition

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PM issues warning on degree value as FE takes precedence

Boris Johnson says ‘talent and genius are expressed as much by hand and by eye as they are in a spreadsheet or an essay’ Too many courses in universities “are not now delivering value”, Boris Johnson said, as he signalled that further education would be prioritised when the government bids to rebuild the UK economy

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