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 US government moving ahead with H-1B reforms while applying greater scrutiny to applicants

US government moving ahead with H-1B reforms while applying greater scrutiny to applicants

The H-1B visa programme has always been an important pathway for foreign graduates of US institutions wanting to stay and work in the United States after their studies....

 New scheme aims to boost student mobility within Latin America

New scheme aims to boost student mobility within Latin America

The UNESCO International Institute for Higher Education in Latin America and the Caribbean (IESALC) has just published a new study that reveals that intra-regional mobility numbers are lower in...

 Mongolian outbound higher than estimated, most of it going to Asian powerhouses

Mongolian outbound higher than estimated, most of it going to Asian powerhouses

Just over three million people live in the East Asian country of Mongolia today, a small population that accounts for the relatively small number of Mongolian students who...

 British universities prepare for the possibility of a no-deal Brexit

British universities prepare for the possibility of a no-deal Brexit

Half of the 75 British universities that responded to a recent Universities UK survey conducted to assess the level of...

 OECD reports rising degree attainment and strengthening growth for international mobility

OECD reports rising degree attainment and strengthening growth for international mobility

The annual Education at a Glance report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) highlights that more people are now earning degrees than ever before. Looking...

UK restores two-year post-study work visas

Editor’s note: After some initial confusion around when foreign students would be able to obtain post-study work visas, the UK government has confirmed that “any eligible student who...

South Korea reporting big gains in foreign enrolment

International student numbers in South Korea grew again this year. This represents the sixth consecutive year of growth...

Study argues Australian universities are too reliant on Chinese students

A new paper entitled The China Student Boom and the Risks It Poses to Australian Universities argues that some Australian universities are playing with fire with a growing...

The link between employment outcomes and recruiting

World university rankings such as those produced by QS, Shanghai, and Times Higher Education have for decades influenced prospective international students set on obtaining a prestigious post-secondary education....

Survey measures student concern about gun violence in the US

Last year, two major studies conducted by the Institute of International Education (IIE) and global education advisors IDP revealed growing concerns among American institutions as well as international...

US colleges continue to strengthen links with education agents

Partnerships with agents are part of a multifaceted recruitment strategy for many American colleges, and representatives at private high schools in the US report that many of their...

France awards first “Bienvenue en France” quality designations

France’s Minister of Higher Education, Frédérique Vidal, has awarded an initial round of “Bienvenue en France” quality labels to 25 higher education institutions. The announcement was made at...

Africa’s pressing need for targeted skills training

Africa’s youth population is currently estimated at 250 million, a staggering figure in terms of the potential for African economies as well as the number of young people...

OECD: Number of degree-holders worldwide will reach 300 million by 2030

The global population of university graduates is expected to nearly double over this decade and next to reach 300 million by 2030...

UK survey maps career outcomes of foreign graduates

A newly released survey provides a unique snapshot of the employment outcomes for foreign alumni of British universities. International Graduate Outcomes 2019 was commissioned by Universities UK International...