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  • English HE’s international student projections too optimistic, HEFCE warns

    Higher education institutions in England have predicted their income from international student fees will hit £4.8bn by 2018/19, a third more than in 2014/15, according to HEFCE. However, the funding body has warned the increase may be based on optimistic forecasting of international student growth.

  • China’s New Oriental accused of US application fraud

    The American International Recruitment Council will investigate Beijing-based New Oriental Vision Overseas Consulting, after a Reuters report accused the company of fraudulent university admission practices.

  • International students praise Canada’s openness and affordable fees

    Competitive fees and attractive post-study work options are some of Canada’s most magnetic features drawing international students to its shores. Word of mouth recommendations, however, remain powerful influences.

  • UK’s alternative providers handicapped by TEF data metrics

    Independent higher education providers in the UK are concerned that the ‘provisional bronze’ awarded to them under the government’s new Teaching Excellence Framework could damage their reputation and recruitment efforts.

  • Improving pathways between study is critical for Canada

    Delegates at the CBIE conference were challenged by colleagues to better enable routes between study in Canada, with students wanting “more mobility and modularity” in terms of access, but also needing better support post-study too in finding employment.

  • Chinese MOOC learners to top 10 million by year end

    The number of students enrolled on a MOOC in China is set to exceed 10 million by the end of 2016, up from 1.5 million just two years ago, a Ministry of Education white paper has predicted. But despite the boom in enrolments and courses, 90% of China’s colleges and universities have not developed MOOC provision.

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