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france-foreign-students-and-visa-restrictionsFrance 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...

study-abroad-russiaRussia announces US$165 million programme for study abroad

Russia recently announced an ambitious new grant programme designed to add more scientists to its economy and to forge global research collaborations. Beginning in 2013,...

Thinking back on NAFSA: Aligning institutional, industry, and government goals

Nearly 9,000 international education professionals from around the world attended the annual NAFSA conference in Houston, Texas that wrapped up on June 1st. The great...

UK educators alarmed by impact of visa restrictions

For years, the United Kingdom has been a leading study abroad destination worldwide, second only to the United States in many markets. But the British...

New research on global employment trends for youth paints a severe picture

Youth unemployment has risen by 26.5% between 2008 and 2011, leaving a staggering global population of nearly 75 million people aged 15-24 without a job....

New rankings of national higher education systems in 48 countries

Most of us are familiar with rankings like those of QS, Times Higher Education and ARWU – but those only look at individual institutions. A...

World tourism revenues pass US$1 trillion in 2011

The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is reporting that international tourism revenues surpassed US$1 trillion in 2011. Writing recently in UNWTO World Tourism Barometer,...

European survey reveals intentions of international students, compares legislation

Yesterday we reported that Germany is easing post-study work and immigration legislation for foreign students in the wake of an interesting report based on a...

Germany eases post-study work and immigration legislation for foreign students

University World News has reported that regulations just approved by the federal parliament, to implement a European Union (EU) directive on the highly qualified, could...

Governments crack down on fraud, industry continues to strengthen standards

In a further indication of increased government scrutiny of foreign education providers, a number of new scandals relating to bogus degrees, misleading institutional advertising and...

Social media as a marketing tool – who does it best?

Changes in UK higher education sector funding means that even the most venerable institutions are having to compete more aggressively for sources of revenue. This...

UK bankruptcies up sharply under new visa regulations

The Telegraph is reporting a dramatic increase in the number of bankruptcies in the UK education sector. 169 private-sector UK educational institutions failed in 2011...

Turkey’s growing appeal as a study destination

The scales are certainly tipping in Turkey; well known as a powerful sending market, Today’s Zaman has reported that the number of international students studying...

Latest visa news from Australia and the UK

Last Friday saw two important announcements for visa processing in major destination countries, with Australia easing the process for non-universities and the UK initiating mandatory...

Number of Nigerians studying in UK will nearly double by 2015

Mr Iain Stewart, member of the British Parliament, said that about 30,000 Nigerian students would be studying in various universities across the United Kingdom by...

Student arrivals down in Malta but ELT sector resilient

Malta’s top language schools congregated earlier this week for the presentation of detailed studies and analysis for the Maltese language school sector. Both the 2011...

Mastering the Russian market: common mistakes and practical advice

Russia is a country of big opportunities for educational institutions all over the world due to its size, variety of cultures and traditions, and growing...

UK announces changes to visa application process

Timothy Hughes, Entry Clearance Officer at the British Embassy in Moscow, delivered a presentation on behalf of the UK Border Agency (UKBA) to announce new...

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