Both the Liberal Democrats and Labour plan to reinstate a post-study work visa for international students if they are elected in May’s general education, senior MPs said in a hustings debate last night.
UK universities paid out an average of £1,767 per international student to education agents and overall spending on non-EU recruitment is increasingly sharply, an investigation by Times Higher Education has revealed.
London is the world’s most searched-for city on the internet among US students looking to study abroad, new research by Google has shown. The new data also reveals the most popular individual institutions, in search terms, among US students. One Irish and one Australian university were in the top 10.
Canadian universities are undergoing a shift away from academic goals toward provincial and institutional-level international strategies. According to a survey carried out by AUCC, compared to eight years ago, internationalisation is considered a "top priority" at 82% of Canadian universities, up from 70%.
Transnational education (TNE) was worth £469m to UK universities in 2012-13, according to a report from BIS. Meanwhile, new research from HEFCE shows TNE students are helping to make up England's shortfall in incoming international student numbers.
Foreign higher education providers may now operate in Bangladesh, thanks to a recent move by the Education Ministry. The policy, which enables foreign universities, JVs with local universities and investors to establish branches or study centres, has met with some controversy and private domestic universities lobbied against such a move.
Results from the fifth annual THE World Reputation Rankings show that the USA retains its prestige as a higher education superpower. US institutions dominate the top 10, Asian institutions continued to gain ground and Australia has shown an unexpected downturn in the league table as defined by academics worldwide.