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  • Permanent residency drives 50% of internationals in Canada

    Canada’s strategy should not focus only on recruitment and retention, but “be framed in terms of Canada’s own Global Engagement Challenge” said CBIE’s CEO this week. A report underlined long-term intentions of international students in the country but a failure to integrate.

  • Australia: Post-recovery growth establishes a new ‘normal’

    Year to Date statistics from Australia show a 17% rise in student visa applications for ELICOS programmes and a 15% increase for higher education, the sector’s best performance since peak year 2009. Stakeholders are confident the numbers point to a return-to-growth trend.

  • UK to send 25,000 students to India by 2020

    A UK-wide campaign to send 5,000 UK students a year to India over the next five years has been announced by Greg Clark, UK Minister for Universities, Science and Cities, while visiting Delhi last week for the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry HE summit.

  • ‘Inward-looking’ Japanese student a myth, report shows

    Japanese students are just as interested in studying abroad as those in the UK or USA, according to a new report from the British Council which challenges the image of the ‘inward-looking’ Japanese student.

  • IIE Open Doors: 8% growth at US HEIs driven by China, Saudi Arabia

    According to the Institute of International Education the number of international students in the US has grown by an impressive 8% to reach an all-time high of 886,052 in 2013. Big gains were seen in enrolments from China and Saudi Arabia while an increase in Indian numbers has reversed a three-year decline.

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