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PIEoneers reflect diversity in industry

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.

GoAbroad.com award winners announced

The fourth annual GoAbroad.com Innovation Awards took place in San Diego during NAFSA's annual conference. Delegates gathered to recognise the winners of 10 awards celebrating innovative approaches to work and study abroad. STA Travel sponsored a new category, "Start the Adventure", offering a $1000 cash prize for both the winner and their institution.

US, Mexico announce bilateral HE forum

Increasing student exchange between Mexico and the USA trumped drug trafficking and immigration on US President Barack Obama's agenda during his visit to Mexico last week. Mexico ranks 9th in places of origin of international students to the US, considerably lower than other big trade partners such as China and Canada.

New payment scheme in Australia “harming enrolments”

A new tuition protection scheme (TPS) in Australia is deterring education agents from sending students to the country as well as placing financial restraints on providers, sources have told The PIE News. However, others defend the scheme in intent if not practice and suggest Australian providers need to adapt.