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  • BC labour dispute threatens international student intake

    Ongoing teachers’ strikes in British Columbia have forced schools to cancel summer programmes and with less than a fortnight until schools are due to reopen, there are fears that the dispute may not be resolved in time for the beginning of the new academic year affecting some 11,000 foreign students.

  • Fourth year of 9% growth in US grad school admissions

    The Council for Graduate Schools reports an increase of 9% in admissions for foreign students on the back of rising demand from Indian students. Data from the organisation also reveals that most institutions don’t require domestic students to do research or study abroad.

  • US universities top Shanghai global rankings, China rises

    USA higher education institutions have outranked more than 1,250 other institutions around the world and China is slowly improving in the latest Academic Ranking of World Universities released last week by the Center for World-Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

  • ASEAN joins Australia’s New Colombo Plan

    All 10 member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations will join Australia’s New Colombo Plan, which funds undergraduates to study and do internships in the region, from 2015. The Australian government has committed AUS$100m to fund the project over the next five years, which Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says will build friendship and understanding “for generations to come”.

  • CBIE calls on government to “mobilise critical mass” of Canadians

    The Canadian Bureau for International Education has called for the government to “mobilise a critical mass of our next generation” arguing that with just 3% outbound mobility Canada’s future economic well-being is at stake if the country does not produce globally minded leaders.

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UK revokes licences at 16 private colleges

UK revokes licences at 16 private colleges

The UK government has revoked the licence of 16 private colleges in its investigation into immigration fraud launched in June saying "If a college addresses the serious concerns we have identified, they may get their licence back; if not, we reserve the right to revoke it permanently."

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peerTransfer surpasses $1bn in payments

peerTransfer surpasses $1bn in payments

US-based online payment platform peerTransfer has this month processed over $1bn in international education payments. After a concerted push for global expansion in 2014, the company recently welcomed its 500th client when it signed up Bournemouth University, home to 2,000 international students.

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Venezuela: what are the roadblocks to outbound study?

Venezuela: what are the roadblocks to outbound study?

A perfect storm of financial, logistical and access problems mean that many Venezuelans – potential international students – are finding their ambitions are currently being hampered. Education agents are counselling long lead times to plan trips overseas to enable students to overcome Cadivi (currency exchange) problems and to mitigate against limited flight availability. Sara Custer reports.

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How do universities establish an on-the-ground presence overseas?

How do universities establish an on-the-ground presence overseas?

Trade bodies, education consortiums and private companies can all help education institutions keen on establishing an on-the-ground presence overseas, especially in international education hotspots such as China, Brazil and India. Amy Baker finds out how services are flourishing for managing market entry.

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