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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UNITED STATES : International enrolment drop to cost universities US$4.5bn

United States colleges and universities are bracing for declines in international student enrolments in the coming autumn (fall) semester, a prospect that could lead to a loss of revenues as high as US$4.5 billion and further slow the momentum of overseas recruitment, a pair of reports examining the impact of COVID-19 on US higher education

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UK universities outline plans to emerge from lockdown

University leaders in the UK have outlined plans for the next academic year, which includes keeping students in ‘protective bubbles’ where they live and study together and allowing international students to start courses in January.  Universities UK published a set of guidelines this week for universities as they emerge from lockdown, in an effort to support institutions and provide

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Remember the MOOCs? After Near-Death, They’re Booming

The pioneering online learning networks offer hard-earned lessons for what works and what doesn’t with online education. Sandeep Gupta, a technology manager in California, sees the economic storm caused by the coronavirus as a time “to try to future-proof your working life.” So he is taking an online course in artificial intelligence. Dr. Robert Davidson,

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