UK LAUNCHES INT’L AMBASSADOR SCHEME

As part of the campaign #Weareinternational, the UK is launching an international student ambassador program, which is being run by student-facing organisation UKCISA. Announced to coincide with International Education Week, the #WeAreInternational Student Ambassador Programme will be a “leadership development scheme” for exceptional individuals from around the world, who are currently studying and living in the UK. This initiative

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USA : CALIFORNIA REMAINS THE TOP U.S. DESTINATION FOR FOREIGN STUDENTS, YET ENROLLMENT IS SLIPPING

California remains the top U.S. destination for foreign students, who primarily come from China and India, with enrollment dipping slightly in the 2018-19 school year for the first time in at least a decade, according to a survey released Monday. Nationally, new enrollments of international students declined for the third year in a row although

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UNITED KINGDOM : UK universities face chill winds of change

United Kingdom universities are vast organisations. Many are the biggest employers in their areas and a small number have incomes that surpass £1 billion (US$1.3 billion) a year. If they are able to, they will grow much bigger still. Demographic trends are about to deliver a big increase in the number of school leavers. Only

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USA : THIRD OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN US ‘DISCRIMINATED AGAINST’

Survey released as new data show the majority of US universities have seen a decline in new international students this year Almost a third of international students in the US have faced discrimination because of their nationality, with Chinese students being particularly affected, according to a study. A survey of 1,921 overseas students and recent graduates

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LIVING OFF THE LAND: THE UNIVERSITIES REAPING THE REWARDS OF THEIR VALUABLE LOCATIONS

While some universities are funding huge building projects out of international student fees, an increasing number in Australia and elsewhere are finding that the ground beneath their feet is the best foundation for reaching to the sky. But should universities really be swapping ivory towers for commercial skyscrapers? For a sector crippled by funding cuts, Australia’s universities

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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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