UK’s student migration data ‘potentially misleading’

Watchdog says data ‘does not bear the weight that is put on it in public debate’. Estimates of the number of overseas students who leave the UK after studying are painting a “potentially misleading” picture of net migration and should be treated with caution, the country’s statistics watchdog has warned. Read more

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International students less likely to accept offers in Trump’s US

Forty-eight per cent of universities report drop in overseas undergraduate ‘yield’, following election of divisive president. The time is now right to leverage the opportunity. Read More

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Academics in Saudi Arabia are facing “so much stress”

Stress levels are rising as academics try to meet ambitious targets on research income, according to a senior adviser at King Abdulaziz University. The Saudi government wants higher education institutions to become self-sufficient by 2030 as the country develops a technology-based economy in anticipation of its oil and gas reserves dwindling.  Read more

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Hamdan award allocates Dh2m for science research Award for medical science to fund 10 projects of three universities and DHA

Dubai: The Shaikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences has allocated Dh2 million to fund 10 scientific projects from the UAE University, University of Sharjah, New York University Abu Dhabi, and Dubai Health Authority. Read more

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Dubai to support Chinese students with 600 scholarships

Dubai: Select universities in Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) are offering a total of 600 scholarships and grants to Chinese students enrolling for the 2017-18 academic year. Participating institutions include Amity University Dubai, Heriot-Watt University Dubai, Middlesex University Dubai, University of Wollongong in Dubai, and Edline Training and Professional Development.  Read more

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