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 Survey: Most US colleges will adopt a hybrid learning model for fall 2020

Survey: Most US colleges will adopt a hybrid learning model for fall 2020

A new survey conducted by the Institute of International Education (IIE) indicates that most students enrolled at US colleges and universities this fall will be learning according to...

 ICEF Exchange podcast: What is the outlook for online learning in higher education?

ICEF Exchange podcast: What is the outlook for online learning in higher education?

Our podcast series continues today with a special discussion on the role for online learning in higher education. After a remarkable, global pivot to online learning and teaching...

 US administration withdraws controversial immigration rule for online studies

US administration withdraws controversial immigration rule for online studies

Earlier today, the US government rescinded a much-criticised directive regarding international students and online studies. The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) guidance, issued 6 July, had stated that,...

 Study provides new insights on concerns of foreign students in US during pandemic

Study provides new insights on concerns of foreign students in US during pandemic

A new study from a consortium of US research universities draws on a large sample of international students in the US to measure student perceptions and concerns during...

 Updated survey data tracks student intent through June

Updated survey data tracks student intent through June

In uplifting news for educators who have been hard hit by the COVID-19 crisis this year, new QS survey data shows that many prospective international students are still...

EU students will lose home fee status in England in 2021/22

England’s Minister of State for Universities Michelle Donelan announced yesterday that EU, EEA, and Swiss students planning to begin studies at English universities will no longer be eligible...

US suspends several work visa programmes, including H-1B

US President Donald Trump has suspended a number of non-immigrant visa programmes until the end of 2020, citing the high unemployment caused by COVID-19 as the basis for...

UK academic year comes into focus with new visa guidance and updates on university services

In guidance updated 16 June, the UK Home Office has set out detailed policy and process updates for international students. This latest briefing contains a number of important...

Australia: Updated modelling projects four-year loss of AUS$16 billion for universities

Updated forecasts from Universities Australia project a financial impact of up to AUS$16 billion for the nation’s universities through 2023 (US$11.2 billion). The estimate is based on new...

Higher education students press for refunds and discounts during COVID-19

Educators the world over are facing unprecedented challenges and uncertainty about how they will attract and retain students for the coming academic year. COVID-19 continues to be an...

UK universities face a shortfall of “at least £463 million” in 2020/21

A new survey from the British Council has found that there will likely be 14,000 fewer new students from East Asia in UK higher education in 2020/21 compared...

Are students willing to begin degree studies online in September?

The “on-campus or online” question moved forward over the last couple of weeks with news that the University of Cambridge will deliver all lectures online until summer 2021,...

Projecting COVID-19’s impact on US higher education this fall

A newly released survey from the Institute of International Education (IIE) provides some fresh insights on how the pandemic is affecting US universities and colleges, and especially with...

Plans for return to campus still in flux

In a running tally conducted by the Chronicle of Higher Education, seven in ten US colleges say that they are planning to reopen their campuses for in-person instruction...

The future of education is online, at least for now

As we approach the end of the second quarter of 2020, educators and recruiters are looking ahead to the rest of the year and wondering whether it holds...