White paper urges Taiwan to reinvent itself as global talent hub

But local experts lament that recommendations in the US-produced document may be easier said than done    Sweeping changes are needed in the higher education system if Taiwan wants to boost modernisation, internationalisation and industry ties in the face of numerous challenges, according to a US government white paper. The self-governed island has a relative lack of natural

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Which nations will weather the storm on international recruitment?

Five key recruiting nations’ crisis measures on international student recruitment compared and analysed Across the nations usually regarded as the world leaders in higher education, recruitment of international students has become an increasingly essential enterprise, with global student flows providing both scholarly talent and crucial streams of income for Western universities. By halting or drastically

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Most UK unis preparing for in-person teaching in 2020, survey finds

The majority of UK universities are preparing to provide in-person teaching this upcoming academic year according to a survey, while several institutions are offering prospective postgraduate students options to begin their studies in January 2021 rather than in autumn 2020. A survey carried out by Universities UK found that 97% of the 92 universities surveyed said they

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NEW ZEALAND : University offers students ‘guaranteed entry’

New Zealand’s Victoria University of Wellington is making access easier for students wanting to study at the university in 2021, reports 1News. The university agreed to remove grade entry requirements, meaning any student who successfully completes ‘University Entrance’ will be guaranteed entry to undergraduate study if they apply. “Previously students needed a rank score in NCEA

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Jo Johnson calls for four-year post-study UK work visa

Former universities minister also recommends that UK prioritises recruitment from India to remain competitive after pandemic The UK should introduce a four-year post-study work visa and a target to double the number of Indian students, if it is to remain competitive in global international student recruitment after Covid-19 and Brexit, according to former universities minister Jo

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French university admissions reform ‘has cut dropout rate’

Taboo-breaking Parcoursup reforms in 2018 are seen to have reduced failure rates, but there are fears Parisian universities will now hoover up the best students nationwide  It’s now been two years since France overturned one of its most sacred higher education principles. In 2018, Emmanuel Macron’s government finally allowed French public universities some measure of

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UK sector bodies propose national loan scheme to kickstart int’l recruitment

UK sector bodies have proposed a national loan scheme for students from selected countries among a range of measures to maximise the UK’s competitiveness as it kickstarts the recovery of international student recruitment. International students bring more than £6.9 billion income to UK universities in tuition fees and contribute more than £26bn to the economy,

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Spain: IE Uni to reopen campus in July

Spain’s IE University has announced that it will reopen its campus in July one permitted by the Spanish authorities, and that it will launch a ‘liquid education’ model in all undergraduate, postgraduate, and executive education programs this September. During a virtual event on June 4, the university’s top management presented its strategic commitment to liquid learning, a

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Asia’s cautious restarts offer glimpse of post-Covid campus life

The areas hit earliest by the coronavirus are reopening, but with protections in place In some parts of Asia, masked but cautious students and faculty are beginning to fill up classrooms, laboratories and dormitories once more. If the spread of Covid-19 continues to be contained, most universities in mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao and Singapore

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UK universities face £463m loss from east Asia student decline

But British Council study estimates that income drop could reach £2.3 billion in most ‘pessimistic scenario’ UK universities will likely have at least 14,000 fewer new enrolments from east Asia in the coming academic year, leading to a decline of £463 million in spending on tuition and living expenses, the British Council has predicted. The

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