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 UK universities charter flights to bring international students back to campus

UK universities charter flights to bring international students back to campus

Dozens of universities in the United Kingdom have begun chartering flights to bring Chinese students safely to their campuses. There is financial risk that attaches to flight charters,...

 US revokes over 1,000 Chinese students’ visas due to national security concerns

US revokes over 1,000 Chinese students’ visas due to national security concerns

Over the past three months, the US government has revoked the visas of more than 1,000 Chinese students who it deems to be “high-risk graduate students and research...

 China continues to show its strength in global rankings

China continues to show its strength in global rankings

The 2021 edition of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings is just the latest indication of the continuing rise of Chinese higher education. This year’s ranking contains...

 Rolling survey tracks consumer sentiment across Asian markets

Rolling survey tracks consumer sentiment across Asian markets

McKinsey & Company is conducting a recurring survey panel in several Asian markets. The survey is carried out at one month intervals, and has been through two cycles...

 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

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

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

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

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...