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University tuition across Europe: to fee or not to fee?

University tuition across Europe: to fee or not to fee?

Free university tuition may sound like a worthy model but the question of whether or not it’s the best way to attract and keep foreign talent is never too far from public debate. As Finland’s plans to introduce fees take hold this year, Beckie Smith looks at current and former fee-free countries to see what the future may hold for this ideal.

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Boom in students isn’t just “Trump effect”, say Canadian educators 

Boom in students isn’t just “Trump effect”, say Canadian educators 

Early reports suggest 2017 will be another booming year for Canadian educators and it’s got little to do with politics south of the border, providers say. The growth in students doesn’t come without its challenges, however, as accommodation, student services and teaching resources being to show signs of strain. Sara Custer reports.

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How are educators worldwide responding to the refugee crisis?

How are educators worldwide responding to the refugee crisis?

The global refugee crisis has displaced millions of people, many of whom are students or scholars who will need to access education institutions in their new destinations. Providing that access, however, presents an array of challenges for both students and educational providers. What barriers do students and scholars face to access education, and how are institutions helping them to overcome them? Natalie Marsh finds out.

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Agents speak: how do student visa processes compare?

Agents speak: how do student visa processes compare?

Manoeuvring through the student visa application process can be a trying experience and the rules constantly evolve as immigration policies change to suit the political climate. Sara Custer spoke with 20 major education agencies about the visa journey and charted their insight into the pros and cons of systems in top study destinations.

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Safeguarding international students at work

Safeguarding international students at work

Unfamiliarity with work rights and a necessity for students to support themselves financially means some international students are at risk of being exploited. Anton Crace reports on the problem in Australia and New Zealand – and solutions that are being developed to help safeguard students.

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Singapore’s public and private providers strive to stay on top

Singapore's public and private providers strive to stay on top

There is strong competition posed to the dynamic private education sector in Singapore by the country’s prestigious public universities, and new rules on high school admissions also means that more operators are jostling for market share in one of Asia’s education hotspots. All this means a repositioning of offer in Singapore, as Tom Spurling reports.

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