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opportunity-knocks-in-saudi-arabiaOpportunity knocks in Saudi Arabia

The ICEF Dubai Workshop is just kicking off, and as attendees are lining up at Registration, many are already buzzing with energy and ready to...

foreign-students-in-taiwanForeign student numbers in Taiwan almost double since 2007

The number of foreign students pursuing formal academic degrees in Taiwan has increased significantly in the past four years, with the number of foreign undergraduates...

uk-entolment-trendsOverseas student numbers, fees rise in the UK

The number of international students at UK universities has risen by 35 percent over the past five years, and has more than doubled since 2000-01,...

India’s quality challenge

With Indians poised to compose close to one-third of the global working age population within the next couple of decades, the country’s burgeoning higher education...

Indian students finding it harder to afford studying abroad

With the rupee falling over 18% against the dollar in the last year, course fees and living expenses carry a higher price tag for Indians,...

France opens up work permits to international students

French officials have instructed the local authorities to review work-permit applications from foreign college graduates following criticism from students, heads of schools and companies that...

More than 43,000 American students pursue degrees abroad, survey finds

More than 43,000 American students are pursuing degrees in other countries, according to a new report by the Institute of International Education. The survey, which...

The demographic challenge facing East Asian universities

Taiwan, Japan, and South Korea have already faced the tough reality of a demographic decline in student numbers; now China is encountering the same challenging...

A new approach to education in South Korea

Despite international accolades for its education system, South Korea is moving away from the hallmarks of this system—such as memorisation, a reliance on private schools,...

New destinations emerging for Indian students

For many years Indian students, the world’s largest group of overseas students after the Chinese, rarely looked beyond Britain, the US and Australia for higher...

Open and distance learning in the BRIC countries

The International Council for Open and Distance Education hosted a special session at the recent Online Educa Berlin conference to explore important trends and challenges...

Measuring demand and study options for Indian students

A recent item from BBC News points to the massive gap between demand and supply for higher education in India and provides a broad sketch...

Mobile and social media key to reaching Chinese consumers

Tnooz is an interesting travel technology site providing news and analysis in the tourism and hospitality space. In a recent guest post on the site,...

Dramatic changes ahead for Korean universities

After a period of impressive expansion, it now appears that South Korea will soon reach a point where it has many more university spaces than...

Australia further expands post-study work options in response to Knight Review

Adding to its recent expansion of post-study work options for university students, the Australian government announced this week that an expanded field of graduates of...

Bologna Process brings about changes in German student mobility

From the early 1990s to 2010, the proportion of [German] students going abroad for part of their studies grew from a fifth to around a...

Is the US taking steps to expedite visa processing?

International students have long complained about the visa application process for the US but the US State Department is out with a statement this month...

Canada looks to solidify gains in the international student market

Canada is looking to capitalize on its growing appeal as a destination for international students, as officials discuss ways to help academic visitors study, work,...

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