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 WHO warning highlights continuing efforts to curb coronavirus in key Asian markets

WHO warning highlights continuing efforts to curb coronavirus in key Asian markets

As of 1 April 2020, the epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic has shifted with nearly 800,000 confirmed cases worldwide. While the United States, Italy, and Spain are currently...

 US: COVID-19 impacts include campus closures and recruiting challenges

US: COVID-19 impacts include campus closures and recruiting challenges

In California, New York, and Washington – the US states where the largest number of COVID-19 cases have been reported – some colleges have closed their campuses and/or...

 COVID-19 triggers cancellations and delays but most students intend to follow through on study plans

COVID-19 triggers cancellations and delays but most students intend to follow through on study plans

Due to the rapid spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, many exchange programmes have been cancelled as have a growing number of industry events, most recently the annual Asia-Pacific...

 Coronavirus update: Educators adjusting deadlines and programmes; agents provide their perspective

Coronavirus update: Educators adjusting deadlines and programmes; agents provide their perspective

Editor’s note: Please see our earlier report for more comprehensive background and important context. The scale of the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak continues to grow through mid-February with nearly...

 Coronavirus update: Economic and mobility impacts will depend on how long the outbreak persists

Coronavirus update: Economic and mobility impacts will depend on how long the outbreak persists

Despite the efforts of the Chinese government to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, which the World Health Organisation (WHO) has now named Covid-19, there has been...

Coronavirus update: Schools and universities brace for impact amid global response

By the end of last week, the World Health Organisation (WHO) had categorised the coronavirus as a global health emergency – not yet a pandemic – and with concern...

Coronavirus triggers travel restrictions and other countermeasures

Editor’s note: This is a rapidly evolving story and the information published below is current as of 31 January. International student movement, along with class and exam schedules...

Closer to home: Intra-regional mobility in Asia

The following feature article is adapted from the 2019 edition of ICEF Insights magazine. The complete issue is available to download now. For the past decade, the outflow...

Slowing in Chinese commencements for most major study destinations

Educators and governments in the major English-speaking study destinations – Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States – have known for some years that the flow of...

China unveils new push for excellence in undergraduate programmes

The Chinese government has outlined a plan to reform the quality of undergraduate teaching, courses, and evaluation procedures at its universities in order to improve the employment prospects...

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...

Chinese students are valued in the US, says US Assistant Secretary of State

US Assistant Secretary of State for Education and Cultural Affairs Marie Royce took the opportunity to “clarify misperceptions people have on the US government’s stance on students and...

China’s push to expand vocational education

The Chinese government has designated 100 billion yuan (about US$15 billion) to expand the vocational training system...

More than eight million graduates from Chinese universities this year

China’s People’s Daily newspaper reports that the nation’s universities graduated more than 8.34 million people in summer 2019, up from 8.2 million in 2018. This record graduation rate...

China issues warning to students planning to study in the US

Political and trade tensions between the US and China are deepening, with potential repercussions for Chinese enrolments in American higher education. This week, China’s Ministry of Education warned...