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Russia cancels US-funded FLEX programme

Tense relations between the US and Russia have led to the cancellation of the largest US-Russain educational exchange programme after a teenage Russian boy sought asylum in the US on the grounds that he faced persecution at home as a homosexual. For 21 years the FLEX programme has funded more than 23,000 high school students from former Soviet Union countries to study in the US.

Australia: sector speaks on ESOS policy changes

International education is a success story in Australia at the moment with overall enrolments up 12% to June this year, but peak bodies openly discussed the need to ensure that "good growth" is achieved, as current industry bugbears around Streamlined Visa Processing (SVP) and the Tuition Protection Service (TPS) were laid bare.

The PIE’s Amy Baker wins IEAA award

The PIE's Editorial Director, Amy Baker, was honoured with an award for Excellence in Professional Commentary this week as part of annual awards that are organised by IEAA. Other winners included two well known names in Australia who were honoured with a Distinguished Contribution award.