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Malaysia on track to meet foreign student target

Malaysia on track to meet foreign student target

The Malaysian government says it is on track to meet its goal of attracting 200,000 international students annually by 2020 as it implements new measures to raise English language levels in tertiary education. Earlier this month, Deputy Prime Minister and Education Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin announced that all university students will be required to pass English language in order to graduate from university.

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US Dept of State uses WYSTC to push 100k Strong

US Dept of State uses WYSTC to push 100k Strong

A spokesperson for the US Department of State took the opportunity to implore delegates attending the 2014 WYSTC Conference last week to support in the 100,000 Strong in the Americas initiative, and consider enabling access to the scheme’s Innovation Fund which can help fund US-Latin America student exchange. The US needs to double its outbound student traffic to reach its stated goal of 100K US students in Latin America or the Caribbean.

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British Council courts top UK alumni

British Council courts top UK alumni

According to the British Council, one in ten current world leaders have studied in the UK and proportionately, the UK is more likely to produce a world leader than the USA. To maintain relations with high-flying alumni, the British Council has launched a campaign to recognise outstanding graduates from China, India and the USA.

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NSW presents International Student Awards

NSW presents International Student Awards

New South Wales, Australia’s top study destination, celebrated the outstanding contribution of its international students and their institutions to the local community at the 2014 NSW International Student Awards ceremony held at the Sydney Opera House last week. A range of initiatives were recognised including advocating for other international students and working with refugees.

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Two foreign campuses open in Songdo, S Korea

Two foreign campuses open in Songdo, S Korea

Two foreign universities opened up campuses in South Korea’s Incheon free economic zone (IFEZ) this month. The opening of Belgium’s Ghent University and the US’s University of Utah will bring the country’s total number of foreign higher education institutions to four. More universities are reported to be in talks about opening up a campus in Incheon too.

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