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Denmark looks to attract top talent, boost industry

The Danish government is planning to increase funding for non-EU students as well as streamline visa regulations and extend post-study work permission. Working closely with the private sector, the government has released its action plan to attract and retain talented international students.

Australia appoints TEQSA advisory council

This week Australia's Minister of Education Christopher Pyne announced the establishment of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Advisory Council. The group will report to the minister and will be charged with ensuring that recommendations to reduce university red tape are carried out.

USA: FBI issues study abroad warning

The FBI has issued a warning to US students studying abroad of the dangers of being targeted by foreign intelligence recruiters. On the agency's website it has posted a 30-minute video featuring a real-life story as well as tips on what students can do to protect themselves abroad.

India drives 7% increase in US graduate applications

Numbers of applications to US graduate schools have increased by 7% despite a 1% drop from the US's largest international graduate student source country, China. The gain has instead been lead by double digit growth from Indian students for the second year in a row according to data from the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS).

UAE’s DIAC targets China in recruitment drive

Dubai International Academic City has rolled out recruitment campaigns for the first time in China in its push to develop the international branch campus hub as a top higher education study destination. With a booming job market bolstered by the 2020 World Expo the directors of DIAC are bullish that enrolments will grow.

Irish PM honours international students

Ireland's prime minister Enda Kenny last week honoured international students participating in the government's Student Ambassador programme which aims to use promote Ireland as a study destination to priority markets and recipients of the Government of Ireland Scholarships.