The Institute of International Education has created an Emergency Student Fund to support students from Syria and Yemen in need of urgent financial aid. It will provide emergency grants of $2,000-$5,000 each.
Leading MOOC platform Coursera has announced it will begin charging students to submit assignments for grading in certain courses, in its latest move to generate revenue from the thousands of free online courses supported by the platform and created by 120 top universities.
University admissions staff are more influential by students in some South American countries, while in southeast Asian countries, the recommendations of an "unbiased" education agent are preferred, a new study by Intead, and FPP EDU Media, has found.
IIE has announced the winners of its annual Andrew Heiskell Awards for Innovation in International Education, which include for the first time an award for Internationalising the Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
LCI Education, a network of postsecondary campuses around the world, has acquired the Canadian as a Second Language Institute in Vancouver for an undisclosed amount, as it looks to work with more language schools.
The 17-month extension of a year-long US post-study work programme for STEM graduates will stay in place until May 10, it was announced this week. The decision by Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle gives international educators in the US an extra three months to campaign for longer post-study work visas for STEM students.