The decrease in international student enrolments in the US has forced many universities to cut their budgets, but international offices maintain investment, with Study Group and others signing new deals.
The UK government this week released its 'Industrial Strategy', and STEM education is a key focus. Educators have expressed a mixed reaction, calling it a "good start", but asking for continued investment and support across the sector.
International students in the Netherlands have resorted to sleeping in campsites in some cities and a parliamentary debate has taken place on capacity problems as there is simply not enough accommodation to meet demand.
AIEC in Australia focused on how the international education sector must ‘embrace diversity’ in 2017, with sessions focused on integration and inclusion. However, an announcement on broadening Elicos standards to all ELT providers was the news that hogged the headlines, but not for the right reasons.