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 UAE announces five-year student visas and residency opportunities

UAE announces five-year student visas and residency opportunities

International students studying in the United Arab Emirates will now be eligible for a five-year student visa, replacing the one-year visa term in place until now. In addition,...

 Indonesia prepared to welcome foreign universities

Indonesia prepared to welcome foreign universities

Indonesia has a long-running, on-again-off-again strategy to open up its higher education system to foreign providers. The legislation that provides for such foreign participation in higher education delivery...

 Australia: Offshore delivery growing but more slowly than in-country enrolments

Australia: Offshore delivery growing but more slowly than in-country enrolments

New data from the Department of Education and Training (DET) provides an interesting snapshot of the offshore delivery of Australian higher education. The DET report sets out some 2015...

 Bangladesh: Middle class growth helping to drive demand for study abroad

Bangladesh: Middle class growth helping to drive demand for study abroad

South Asia – Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka – is home to about 25% of the world’s population. Perhaps somewhat overshadowed by its larger neighbours, Bangladesh nevertheless has...

 Five for Friday

Five for Friday

An occasional round-up of some of the more eye-catching and varied items that we’ve been reading lately, including best practices for multi-lingual websites, Donald Trump’s effect on US...

China now the leading host for international branch campuses

A new report from the Observatory on Borderless Higher Education (OBHE) points to continued growth in the number of international branch campuses (IBCs) worldwide, but notes as well...

French government calls for new strategy for transnational education

France is lagging behind in transnational education and needs a new national strategy to expand its market share of higher education programming abroad. This is the central conclusion...

Five for Friday

An occasional round-up of some of the more eye-catching and varied items that we’ve been reading lately: recruiting tips for smaller institutions, big moves in TNE, and China’s...

Malaysia competing for a greater share of international students

UNESCO’s recent recognition of Malaysia as one of the top 10 destinations for post-secondary education bodes well for the Malaysian government’s goal to significantly increase its enrolment of international...

Foreign providers work to overcome early losses for Saudi branch campuses

Early results from an ambitious expansion of vocational training in Saudi Arabia offer a cautionary tale in international branch campus operations, with a number of branch colleges in...

UK providers increasing focus on transnational education

New data from the UK provides a stark contrast between onshore and offshore enrolment trends, and indicates a growing emphasis on transnational education (TNE) among Britain’s higher education...

Singapore adopting a more cautious outlook on education hub ambitions

In 2002, Singapore’s Economic Development Board (EDB) launched the Global Schoolhouse initiative. The EDB is concerned with attracting investment to Singapore, and it saw education as an important...

China tops latest university rankings for emerging economies

The growing influence and reputation of China’s education system is on full display in the Times Higher Education (THE) BRICS & Emerging Economies Rankings 2016. This year’s rankings...

New OECD report summarises global mobility trends

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) released its annual report on global education trends last week. Education at a Glance 2015 draws on a wealth of...

Internationalisation continues to shape the Malaysian education brand

Editor’s note: We are updating our video channels and the videos linked below are temporarily unavailable. Earlier this year, Malaysia released its national strategy for higher education, The...