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 Funding for Erasmus+ should double to €30 billion, says European Commission

Funding for Erasmus+ should double to €30 billion, says European Commission

The European Union is drawing to the end of a €15 billion (US$18 billion) commitment to support Erasmus+ grants for more than four million people to study, train, gain...

 Erasmus+ participation doubles in 2014; boosts youth employment

Erasmus+ participation doubles in 2014; boosts youth employment

In December 2013, European Union ministers concluded an agreement for a major consolidation and expansion of student mobility programmes across Europe. That landmark agreement created Erasmus+ and provided...

 Shifting currencies expected to drive growth for more affordable destinations

Shifting currencies expected to drive growth for more affordable destinations

There is a fairly direct linkage between currency exchange rates and the costs of study abroad. It arises from the simple fact that if your home currency weakens...

 Poland launches internationalisation strategy

Poland launches internationalisation strategy

Although Poland’s international student population has increased markedly in the last few years, the Polish higher education sector remains among the least internationalised of European Union – and...

 Recruiting in Colombia

Recruiting in Colombia

Editor’s note: We are updating our video channels and the videos linked below are temporarily unavailable. “Colombian students are starting to travel overseas more and more,” begins Viajes...

Russia moving to expand international student recruitment

On Monday this week, Russian President Vladimir Putin stepped on to the green marble dais in the United Nations General Assembly Hall for his first address to the...

Demographics, economics, and internationalisation driving enrolment growth in Europe

Nearly seven in ten European universities report an increase in non-European Union enrolment over the past five years; a slightly smaller percentage reported an increase in EU enrolment...

Ukraine: Education reforms and demand for study abroad continuing to take shape

The Ukrainian government passed an ambitious higher education reform package into law on 1 July 2014, marking a major turning point for an education system that, as the...

UK students more interested in study abroad

The number of British students studying abroad is growing, and it looks like that will continue, with a new British Council survey showing that just over a third...

English-taught programmes in Europe up more than 300%

While Europe comprises nations with diverse policies and goals, the desire within the education sector to increase international mobility among students is a widely shared objective. A recent...

German language study on the rise worldwide

By population of native speakers, German is the 10th most-widely spoken language in the world. But when measured in terms of economic impact – that is, by the...

Market Snapshot: Slovakia

With so many recent changes and reforms to Slovakia’s primary, secondary, and tertiary education systems, the government’s demonstrated willingness to learn from other jurisdictions, and a strong and...

New survey illustrates drive to internationalise among universities in the Commonwealth of Independent States

When the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) broke apart in 1991, a new loose association among some of the former Soviet republics, the Commonwealth of Independent States...

On the eve of the Sochi Olympics, storm clouds gathering for Russian economy

In just two days, the 2014 Olympic Winter Games will open in Sochi, Russia and the world will once again come together under the Olympic ideal of Citius,...

EU ministers conclude €93 billion funding arrangement for Erasmus+ and Horizon 2020

There are nearly six million young people unemployed in the EU today, with youth unemployment levels reaching above 50% in some member states such as Spain and Greece....