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saudi-arabia-scholarshipsScholarships and social change in Saudi Arabia

Wearing the black face-covering veil favoured by Saudi women, Maha Mazyad looked through leaflets for prospective jobs with some of the Islamic kingdom’s largest companies...

demand-for-portuguese-in-usDemand for Portuguese increasing in US

Today we turn to Language Magazine, which has reported that the demand for Portuguese is growing in US universities as language departments are downsized, or...

foreign-applications-hong-kongForeign applications to Hong Kong universities up sharply this year

A surge in 2012-2013 applications to Hong Kong institutions is another sign that the country is making headway in establishing itself as an education hub....

Malaysia upgrades 78 vocational schools to colleges

In another move to strengthen its education sector, Malaysia is upgrading 78 vocational schools into colleges. The move will produce 13,000 skilled workers in four...

The development of international strategies in US higher education

The American Council on Education (ACE) recently released a new report – the third in ten years – that assesses the current state of internationalisation...

Coursera shakes up higher education, adds 12 US and European institutions

Just announced yesterday, a dozen major research universities are teaming up with Coursera in what is being called a “tsunami” of change sweeping over the...

Islamic nations join forces, strengthen education opportunities

The Jeddah-based Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has announced a higher education exchange programme that will facilitate scholarships, faculty exchanges, collaboration on distance learning methods...

China and India to produce 40% of global graduates by 2020

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has just released a new report, which is part of the Education Indicators in Focus series, looking...

Trend Alert: English spreads as teaching language in universities worldwide

The Politecnico di Milano, one of Italy’s most prestigious universities, made waves in mid-May when it announced that it will teach and assess most of...

Vive le Québec: A distinct Canadian study destination

Editor’s Note (29 January 2014) CREPUQ’s name has been officially changed to the Bureau de coopération interuniversitaire (BCI) and it has left its role as...

Rio+20: How sustainable is your marketing strategy?

“Education is transformative. We must build learning societies around the concept of sustainable development and get people to transition from the brown economy to the...

Ireland flexes its promotional muscles to attract foreign students

Ireland is setting its sights on regaining momentum as a top-tier study abroad destination. Its higher education system saw major expansion in the Celtic Tiger...

Peru investing in STEM, offering 2500 scholarships

Responding to increasing demand from the industry and perpetually low rankings among Latin American countries, Peru is investing more than US$136 million in science and...

The impact of government policy on British universities

A series of recent stories in The Telegraph underscores that UK educators continue to feel the effects of government policies and other factors affecting the...

Continued crackdowns on foreign-linked institutions in Vietnam

Editor’s Note: Vietnam has certainly been making the headlines this week. It was just announced that a new higher education law will come into effect...

What determines growth rates in global higher education enrolments?

A new British Council study, The Shape of Things to Come: Higher education global trends and emerging opportunities to 2020, has recently become available in...

210 foreign universities’ diplomas recognised in Russia

Diplomas from 210 foreign universities from 25 countries will now be acknowledged in Russia without an additional state evaluation, according to a government order published...

France repeals controversial foreign student and graduate visa restrictions

The new French government has annulled a controversial measure that imposed stiff visa restrictions on foreign students and graduates, as the newly elected president, François...

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