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  • QS Best Student Cities 2014

    QS Best Student Cities 2014

    First published in 2012, the QS Best Student Cities is an index of the world’s top cities for students. For the 2014 edition, the methodology has been adapted slightly, with the addition of two new indicators: the GaWC Score and the iPad Index. To qualify to be evaluated for inclusion in the QS Best Student Cities, a city must meet two pre-requisites. First, it must have a population of over 250,000. Second, it must be home to at least two universities featured in the QS World University Rankings®. Current calculations suggest that 98 cities in the world qualify on this basis.
  • WARNING ISSUED TO INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

    WARNING ISSUED TO INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

    The NSW Government and the education sector have issued a warning to international students in relation to the activities of the Overseas Students Association (OSA), a subsidiary of the National Liaison Committee (NLC).
  • Australia streamlines visa assessment levels

    Australia streamlines visa assessment levels

    Australia’s new government has announced measures to support international education including simplifying the country’s student visa assessment level framework and offering streamlined visa processing to 22 non-university providers.Unveiling the measures, due to commence in early 2014 subject to relevant legislative change, Christopher Pyne, Minister for Education, and Scott Morrison, Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, said the moves were intended to undo damage caused to the sector under the previous administration.
  • Canberra to ease student visa rules

    Canberra to ease student visa rules

    THE Abbott government yesterday moved to loosen visa restrictions to attract international students, prompting calls for increased funding for regulators to ensure there was no return to the "visa factory" that marked the height of the 2008-09 higher education boom. From next year, tougher restrictions on students from countries with the highest risk of visa fraud will be scrapped, effectively reducing the cash such applicants are required to have in the bank to support themselves during their study.
  • International Education Strategy for Victoria 2013-2018

    International Education Strategy for Victoria 2013-2018

    The Victorian Government has released its International Education Strategy for Victoria 2013-2018. The Strategy sets out a clear vision and actions to support growth of one of Victoria’s most valuable export sectors. Victoria is not only a leading destination for international students, but Victorian educational institutions and providers are world leaders in off-shore delivery and international educational partnerships.
  • New streamlined student visas to grow Australian education

    New streamlined student visas to grow Australian education

    The new Coalition Government will move quickly to begin undoing Labor’s damage to Australia’s international education sector"and restore it as one of Australia’s most important economic contributors. Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Scott Morrison and Minister for Education, Christopher Pyne announced a package of measures that would simplify student visas through a streamlined assessment-level framework (ALF) and by extending streamlined visa processing arrangements to low-risk non-university degree providers.
  • International research scholarships for programs commencing in 2014

    International research scholarships for programs commencing in 2014

    RMIT University has two new scholarship opportunities for international students looking to commence their research program in 2014. The scholarship covers the tuition fees and a living allowance of worth $30,000 per annum for three years The scholarships are now open and close on 31 October 2013.
  • International students critical in growing UK's higher education sector

    International students critical in growing UK's higher education sector

    The estimated value of education exports to the UK in 2011 was recently calculated at over £17 billion in a report published by the UK government Department of Business, Innovation and Skills. The strategy acknowledges that the importance and impact of international education exports, including incoming students and those studying offshore, to the UK economy. A critical statistic in the data arsenal needed to lobby UK audiences is to show the value of all international students to the UK.
  • Overseas students overtake the locals

    Overseas students overtake the locals

    CRITICISM of foreign students and their academic standards is passe now that they have begun to outperform domestic students, says researcher Alan Olsen.
  • New zealand announces initiatives to attract more international students

    New zealand announces initiatives to attract more international students

    The Government of New Zealand announced a package of new policy initiatives this week designed to make New Zealand a more attractive study destination for international students.
  • International students inspire others to study abroad in Australia

    International students inspire others to study abroad in Australia

    International students studying in Australia are telling their stories through a Council of International Students Australia (CISA) short story competition called “I’m not Australian but I have an Australian Story.” The competition is open to international students from around Australia to share their experiences studying in the country and encourage others to study in Australia.
  • The Australian Government has flagged changes to make the nation more attractive to international students.

    The Australian Government has flagged changes to make the nation more attractive to international students.

    In one of his first major speeches as education minister, Christopher Pyne says he is working on rebuilding the international education sector. Minister Pyne says he wants to work collaboratively with the $US15 billion industry, which he says has to be rebuilt.
  • The University of Melbourne Virtual Fair for International Students Wednesday 16 October 2013

    The University of Melbourne Virtual Fair for International Students Wednesday 16 October 2013

    Prospective international students and their parents are invited to join us at an exciting online event to learn more about the University and our courses. The Virtual Fair is an excellent opportunity to learn more about Australia's number one university*. You'll have the chance to chat online with our friendly staff and students and find out all you need to know about our courses, entry requirements and how to apply. Register your interest and then log on to the Virtual Fair on 16 October or 17 October and find out more about the Melbourne experience!
  • What will the new Australian government mean for the higher educaton sector

    What will the new Australian government mean for the higher educaton sector

    “International education is at a crucial turning point in Australia, and governments have two choices. They can persist with a fragmented, unhurried approach to managing global shifts in international education and watch as students vote with their feet by choosing to study elsewhere. Or governments can take strong, decisive, action to restore our status as a destination of choice for international students.”
  • Back to board on foreign students

    Back to board on foreign students

    LABOR will create a top-level council to devise a new strategy to protect Australia's $15 billion international education industry from tough new competition overseas. The council would bring ministers and sector representatives together in a move in line with the recommendations of the Chaney report released in February, following complaints from the industry about a lack of policy co-ordination.
  • Malta continues the push to improve teaching standards

    Malta continues the push to improve teaching standards

    “We would like to bring about a mindshift for the language industry in Malta… to encourage schools and teachers to position themselves differently, to be inspired by others and to inspire others in turn, to continue to enhance and improve teaching techniques and outcomes.”
  • ACPET Urges Government to Stop Delays

    ACPET Urges Government to Stop Delays

    In March, we considered an open-letter sent by The Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET) to then-Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard . The letter, signed by ACPET Chair Martin Cass, urged the government to "act on the numerous report and reviews" that had been commissioned. Any delays in doing so, warned Mr Cass, would threaten jobs and the sector.
  • ISO 9001: 2008 : StudyCo - Iran

    ISO 9001: 2008 : StudyCo - Iran

    Membership of ITCC International Limited ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Certification Scheme
  • New zealand enrolment down in 2013 as private sector falls

    New zealand enrolment down in 2013 as private sector falls

    A total of 60,590 international students were registered with New Zealand education providers for the period January to April 2013. This reflects growth in the Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs) and Universities sectors " 3% and 2% respectively " that was however offset by a notable 10% decline in the Private Training Establishment (PTE) group
  • Does your recruiting include transfer students?

    Does your recruiting include transfer students?

    So much of international student recruitment is concerned with attracting new students from their countries of origin, but what about recruitment from within the very significant populations of international students already engaged in some level of study abroad?

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