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  • Report indicate a significant drop in the average ages of chinese students abroad

    Report indicate a significant drop in the average ages of chinese students abroad

    Concerns over fierce competition in national college entrance exams, the prestige of an overseas education, and increasing financial means are continuing to fuel demand for study abroad in China. But there is now increasing evidence of burgeoning demand among younger students " a category of Chinese mobility that some reports suggest has spiked appreciably even in the past few years.
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  • More female professors experiment with MOOCs, but men still dominate | Inside Higher Ed

    More female professors experiment with MOOCs, but men still dominate | Inside Higher Ed

    Despite the talk about how massive open online courses, or MOOCs, will dramatically alter the landscape of higher education, the courses have in some ways taken academe back -- to the days of huge gender gaps, when senior scholars overwhelmingly were men.
  • US graduate admissions up again this year but applications slowing

    US graduate admissions up again this year but applications slowing

    Updated data released by the US Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) in August reveals that initial offers of admission from American graduate schools to prospective international students increased 9% from 2012 to 2013, mainly due to strong growth in applications from India and Brazil.
  • Australia: short-term study crucial to outbound “diversity”

    Australia: short-term study crucial to outbound “diversity”

    As Australia positions itself to increase student mobility in the Asian century " with several initiatives encouraging domestic students to go abroad " a study has found that short-term study options, as opposed to semester-long programmes, are important to encourage uptake of Asian study opportunities and move away from a “US centric model”.
  • USA: Graduate admissions up but applications slow

    USA: Graduate admissions up but applications slow

    The number of actual applications however from international students however has grown by just 1%, a significant cooldown from 9% growth in 2012 and 11% in 2011. The decline was led by a -3% and -15% drop from two of the country’s largest source markets, China and South Korea.
  • Students and guardians reject new British visa bond

    Students and guardians reject new British visa bond

    There is palpable anger and disappointment among Nigerians who have gained admission to British universities for the upcoming academic session. Students already in UK institutions are also unhappy about a new ‘visa bond’ scheme to be implemented against ‘high risk’ visitors by the David Cameron administration.
  • Opposition promises A$100 million ‘New Colombo Plan’

    Opposition promises A$100 million ‘New Colombo Plan’

    As part of its goal of winning government next weekend, Australia’s federal Opposition has promised A$100 million (US$89 million) over five years to create a ‘New Colombo Plan’ that will offer 300 undergraduate Australians the chance to study for one or two semesters in the Asian region each year.
  • Brazil's scientific scholarship keeps growing

    Brazil's scientific scholarship keeps growing

    Standard-setting 'experts' wrecking VET: ACPETTHE private college peak body has launched a scathing attack on the agency responsible for setting training standards, saying armchair experts are wrecking the sector.
  • Standard-setting 'experts' wrecking VET: ACPET

    Standard-setting 'experts' wrecking VET: ACPET

    THE private college peak body has launched a scathing attack on the agency responsible for setting training standards, saying armchair experts are wrecking the sector. Yesterday’s conference of the Australian Council for Private Education and Training, in Adelaide, heard that non-practitioners with a “predominantly classroom-based” view of training were setting unreasonable and unworkable standards.
  • Exploitation of foreign students must end

    Exploitation of foreign students must end

    Underpaying foreign students who work as cleaners is not only unjust, it is bad for Australia's reputation and undercuts our wages and conditions.
  • Abbott government to increase post-study work rights for foreign students

    Abbott government to increase post-study work rights for foreign students

    An Abbott government would make it easier for foreign students to obtain post-study work rights in Australia as part of a Coalition push to repair the lucrative education export industry.
  • Going global: UK universities must do more than talk the international talk

    Going global: UK universities must do more than talk the international talk

    Take note BIS,successful international strategy is about more than income and student recruitment. We need to provide our cosmopolitan student populations with the opportunities to engage and learn from each other, says Vincenzo Raimo
  • UT-Austin psychology professors prepare

    UT-Austin psychology professors prepare

    Two University of Texas at Austin psychology professors will Thursday night take the stage for the fall semester's first session of Introduction to Psychology. Their audience will consist of a production crew and their equipment.
  •  President Obama calls for new rating system for US colleges

    President Obama calls for new rating system for US colleges

    President Obama outlined a plan last week to establish a new rating system for US colleges, and announced as well his intention to eventually link federal student aid programmes to the new rating scheme.
  • East Asia leads the world in business funding

    East Asia leads the world in business funding

    Academics at leading South Korean universities are the world’s best at attracting funding from business, a new study says.
  • South East Asian countries begin evacuating students from Egypt

    South East Asian countries begin evacuating students from Egypt

    South East Asian countries with large numbers of students in Egypt started evacuating their citizens from Egypt last week as the situation in Cairo and other cities began to worsen. Concerned officials had been assessing the situation for the past two weeks.
  • Feminist Anti-MOOC

    Feminist Anti-MOOC

    At first glance, "Feminism and Technology" sounds like another massive open online open course. The course will involve video components, and will be available online to anyone, with no charge
  • Despite slowdown in applications, growth in admission offers to international grad students | Inside Higher Ed

    Despite slowdown in applications, growth in admission offers to international grad students | Inside Higher Ed

    Despite an overall slowdown in the growth of international student applications, and a 3 percent drop in applications from the top sending country, China, initial offers of admission to international students for U.S. graduate schools increased 9 percent this year over last
  • International Education Update - Issue 35 | 21 August 2013 - PIER

    International Education Update - Issue 35 | 21 August 2013 - PIER

    Australian IE under threat, MOOCs and the campus-less uni, surveys and IEU regular: Around the World in 80 Words. Issue 35 of PIER's International Education Update available now.

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