Turkey's Council of Higher Education (YÖK) has announced that limitations on the number of international students accepted to study at Turkish universities have been abolished, allowing universities to expand their 50% quota.
An education agency in Turkey has fired three of its employees after they were caught stealing between $50,000-60,000 from their Work and Travel students' tax returns, while others warn the number of students illegally claiming tax refunds is rising.
Turkey's Association of Study Abroad Counsellors has announced a new strategy encouraging young people to become study abroad counsellors, which it hopes will boost lifelong employees and awareness of job opportunities in the Turkish international education sector.
Beyond the top tier countries that dominate headlines and enrolment figures, many others are developing infrastructure and reputation for servicing international students whose budget or visa issuance officer can’t accommodate a “heritage” destination. Chris Parr assesses some of the emerging study hotspots.
Internationalisation at home, engaging with China, and virtual exchange were all themes at the EURIE conference in Istanbul, with a strong emphasis on involving all students in internationalisation targets.