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 $200 million in international scholarships makes Iraq a viable emerging market

$200 million in international scholarships makes Iraq a viable emerging market

While countries like Saudi Arabia and UAE are among the primary sending markets in the Middle East, the rebuilding nation of Iraq is a strong secondary market. Foreign...

 Colombia seeks the best path forward for its tertiary sector

Colombia seeks the best path forward for its tertiary sector

Colombian higher education institutions are becoming increasingly internationalised, with more scholarly exchanges, more joint programmes, and more student mobility programmes than in previous years. Many want to see...

 International tuition trends reflect competitive nature of today’s recruitment environment

International tuition trends reflect competitive nature of today’s recruitment environment

Luring the increasingly mobile and discerning international student has evolved into a high stakes affair for educational institutions, one complicated by rising competitive pressures as well as rising...

 US one step closer towards passing STEM legislation, increasing H-1B visas

US one step closer towards passing STEM legislation, increasing H-1B visas

A bipartisan group of Senators introduced a bill last week that would automatically grant green cards to international graduates of US universities with degrees in the science, technology, engineering...

 Trends shaping higher education in the Middle East and North Africa

Trends shaping higher education in the Middle East and North Africa

Today we present our exclusive interview with Dr Derar Bal’awi, Regional Director for the MENA Region at International Group for Educational Consultancy (IGEC) based in Saudi Arabia. We...

International education now worth €1 billion to the Irish economy

With international education in Ireland reaching a value of €1 billion, foreign student arrivals are proving their worth, providing much needed revenue into Ireland’s education sector and broader...

Increasing mobility and growing demand for higher education in Kenya

Recent developments in Kenya paint a picture of expanding student mobility programmes as well as a rapidly growing higher education system that is nevertheless struggling to keep up...

An uncertain future for new STEM legislation in the US

Editor’s Note: For an update on more recent STEM legislation in the US, please see our related article “US one step closer towards passing STEM legislation, increasing H-1B...

New legislation and new funding to boost Danish student mobility

In Denmark last month, Morten Østergaard, the Minister of Science, Innovation and Higher Education, introduced three new legislative proposals designed to increase the number of Danish students studying...

Taiwan counters enrolment shortfalls with university mergers

A November 2012 announcement by Taiwanese Minister of Education Chiang Wei-ning declared that six of the country’s national universities would merge into three. The announced mergers reflect the...

Demand for STEM programming continues to increase; countries race to meet it

“STEM workers are disproportionately involved in creating and running successful tech companies … and coming up with breakthrough inventions …. It’s not an exaggeration to say that STEM...

Opportunities expand as Lebanese choose a wider range of destinations

Drawing upon a cosmopolitan, multilingual society with strong historical ties to the West, the Lebanese student market presents an inviting prospect to international educators from around the world....

Number of Indian students heading abroad increases dramatically over past decade

The number of Indian students going overseas to study rose a stunning 256% – from 53,266 to 189,629 – in just nine years (2000–2009) according to a study...

Proposed changes to conditional admissions in the US causing concern

Recently, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced their intentions to require US institutions to issue separate I-20 forms to degree-seeking international students who need to improve...

Global tutoring industry experiencing explosive growth

As students across the globe increasingly enrol in higher education courses, tutoring has become a prime method for bolstering traditional learning. Because entrance examinations are critical for gaining...