The 2019 PIEoneers awards shortlist has been revealed and this year, the finalists span 28 countries and reflect a very diverse range of achievements across international education, from digital Arabic assessment to global virtual exchange.
Better employment prospects and work experience during and after their studies are the key motivations pushing prospective students to look beyond their home country borders, the latest international student survey by IDP connect has shown.
Switzerland topped the latest OECD list of attractive countries for international university students due access to work during studies, while Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the UK fell due to relatively high tuition fees.
A new documentary uncovered a network of shady online institutions offering "too-good-to-be-true" qualifications without any study or exams, meaning thousands of people across the globe are employed in safety-critical jobs while holding fake degrees. Julian Hall reports.