UZBEKISTAN : A BREATHTAKING SHIFT FROM AUTOCRACY TO AN OPEN HE SYSTEM

The higher education landscape in Uzbekistan, Central Asia, has been changing rapidly over the past three years. Since the passing of Uzbekistan’s first president, Islam Karimov, in 2016, who had been in power since 1991, the country has seen an about-face under the leadership of his successor, Shavkat Mirziyoyev. Under Mirziyoyev, a swathe of policies

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AFRICA AND CHINA : THE LONG AND WINDING SILK ROAD

A quick look at the top source countries for international education in most Anglophone destinations reveals the African continent substantially lags behind its Asian and European counterparts. With a collective population of over 1.3 billion, a median age of 19.4 years, burgeoning middle classes, and developing higher education systems that have yet to match demand or

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AUSTRALIA : SIX OUT OF 10 CONTRACT CHEATING CASES SPOTTED USING NEW SOFTWARE

Turnitin tool offers limited improvement in detection rate. Machine learning software designed to help identify assignments produced by essay mills has the potential to deliver a limited improvement in detection rates, according to an Australian study. Markers who took part in an experiment using an alpha version of Turnitin’s Authorship Investigate, which compares submissions with

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AUSTRALIA: MOST POST-STUDY WORK VISA HOLDERS STRUGGLE TO FIND WORK IN THEIR FIELD

The majority of international graduates who chose to pursue Australia’s post-study work visa secure full-time work, however, less than half end up working in a role related to their field of study, according to a new report. “There is a likelihood they will take on the job that is at the lower entry level” The

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MIDDLE EAST-NORTH AFRICA : ARAB UNIVERSITIES TO HAVE THEIR OWN CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM

The Association of Arab Universities last Monday agreed to embark on a process of classification of all Arab universities aimed at achieving consistency in the criteria used to assess institutions in global university rankings. The Association of Arab universities has its headquarters in Amman, Jordan. Founded in 1964, it has members in 20 countries in

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INDIA : STUDY IN THE UK: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE TWO-YEAR POST-STUDY WORK VISA

The two-year post-study work visa is back for those looking to study in the UK. Here are all the important points you need to know. For many years, the UK had successfully maintained its position of being the most attractive study destination for overseas nationals, especially in terms of student satisfaction. The good old days

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GLOBAL : HOW TO UTILISE SOCIAL MEDIA AS PART OF YOUR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS RECRUITMENT

With most young people today using social media, it’s clear that this channel should play an essential role in your university’s international student recruitment. With 3.5 billion social media users globally, it’s a challenge to find someone who doesn’t regularly interact with at least one of these online platforms. Generation Z are particularly captivated by the phenomenon; many don’t remember a

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GLOBAL : CHINA, JAPAN RAISE PRESSURE ON US, UK IN GLOBAL RANKING

China in particular, and Asia in general, are providing increased competition to Europe and the United States, and BRICS countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – have all strengthened their position in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2020, released on Wednesday. While American and United Kingdom universities continue to dominate at

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UK : IMPROVE ACCESS OR FACE ACTION, UNIVERSITIES WARNED

Access agreements for 41 English universities have been published, setting out plans to improve access and achievement for all students. England’s top universities have been warned they could face sanctions, including seeing their tuition fees cut, if they do not do more to improve access for disadvantaged youngsters. While there is “genuine ambition” to ensure

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UAE : 13 EMIRATIS AMONG 30 STUDENTS IN UAE’S FIRST DOCTOR OF MEDICINE PROGRAMME

Khalifa University’s College of Medicine and Health Sciences to provide tuition and books. Abu Dhabi: The first batch of students to join the UAE’s only post-graduate Doctor of Medicine (MD) programme were on Tuesday welcomed at Khalifa University in Abu Dhabi. This batch of 30 students is enrolled in the university’s College of Medicine and

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