Asian universities offer lessons to West in Covid response

Experts stress quick, consistent and centralised approaches, plus extra support for students and IT systems, during webinar Universities in east and Southeast Asia could offer useful coronavirus models for Western institutions, which are months behind in battling with campus shutdowns. Experts from China, Japan and Malaysia offered their advice at a 17 September webinar, hosted by the

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UK and Canada ‘becoming more attractive’ to Indian students

Survey finds concerns about safety and unfavourable immigration policies are key factors deterring Indian and Nepalese students from overseas destinations The UK and Canada are catching up with the US as the most attractive study-abroad destinations for prospective Indian students, according to a report. The study, based on a survey of 2,252 high school students in

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CHINA : Students caught between globalisation and nationalism

The global COVID-19 pandemic has brought extensive discussions on globalisation and deglobalisation. Within our hyper-connected world, the virus knows no lines and boundaries and spreads across countries regardless of nationality, race or ethnicity, gender, social class, age or religion.  The world population is connected and faces the same problems.  The virus requires social distancing and

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Covid-19: less than 1 in 4 staff feel safe returning to campus

Global survey conducted by THE reveals concerns that reopening universities could drive spikes in infections and that financial concerns are being prioritised over well-being Less than one in four university staff feel safe returning to work on campus as coronavirus continues to spread, according to a global survey conducted by Times Higher Education. In the survey, which was completed

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USA : Schools Briefing: Coronavirus Dorms and Super Spreaders

Colleges are struggling to deal with outbreaks on campus. Corona dorms and student spreaders Cases of coronavirus are spiking on university campuses, leaving administrators with two unappealing options: Quarantine students in dorms, or send them home. The University of Alabama said it had recently posted university police officers at its quarantine dorms while Notre Dame said it had hired

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US: int’l students “particularly vulnerable”

The American College Health Association has singled out international students as a US campus population that has been “disproportionately” affected by the coronavirus pandemic.  ACHA published guidelines last month to help higher education institutions support their most vulnerable populations of students who are impacted by the pandemic and the ensuing economic downturn.  “Without support of families within the

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Quarter of UK students ‘unable to properly access online learning’

Latest NUS survey finds satisfaction with digital learning provision has decreased since beginning of lockdown One in four UK students do not feel they have the right access to online learning to complete their studies, according to a survey. The survey of nearly 4,200 students, carried out by the National Union of Students in July,

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UK: BSA organises flights for Chinese boarding school students

The Boarding Schools’ Association is organising flights for Chinese students to help them return to their UK schools in an effort to tackle travel disruption caused by Covid-19. Caroline Nixon, the BSA’s international director, took 70 students last month and placed them on two existing scheduled flights, both from Qingdao in China to Heathrow airport in China.

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UK campuses ‘particularly vulnerable’ to student mobility drop

Latest World University Rankings suggest a number of top 200 universities are over-reliant on international student revenues Many of the world’s top higher education institutions are especially vulnerable to a downturn in international student mobility, according to data from the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Although the data reflect pre-pandemic figures, they suggest that several universities

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THE World University Rankings 2021: results announced

China makes record-breaking achievements in latest league table as experts predict that the pandemic may accelerate the country’s rise Chinese universities have made several historic gains in the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings, with data revealing that the Asian giant is closing in on, and in some areas overtaking, the US in terms of research. China

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