Seoul has seen a major increase in in number of international schools over the last decade. Schools like Chadwick School, Dwight School and KIS (Korea International School) have swept into town to challenge the old-league schools like Seoul Foreign School and Seoul International School. They all want a share of the lucrative business of preparing Korean students for Ivy League schools and providing luxurious facilities that make for a seductive environment.
Ethiopia shut down the internet on Tuesday (May 30) ahead of a scheduled national examination that was due to take place in the country on Wednesday. Social media users noted that the internet service was interrupted from around 7 pm on Tuesday—reportedly to prevent exam leaks. About 1.2 million students are taking the grade 10 national exams, with another 288,000 preparing for the grade 12 university entrance exams that will take place next week.
The Australian government has introduced new amendments to key education legislation, elements of which will affect both foreign students and education agents. Introduced on 1 June 2017, the Education Legislation Amendment (Provider Integrity and Other Measures) Bill 2017 aims to amend the Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 and the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011. The overall effect will be to strengthen the registration requirements for higher education providers in Australia.
The league table has been compiled by filtering the overall World University Rankings results to include only universities located in nations that are members of the Arab League. THE has then ranked the best universities based on their overall ranking score. The full methodology of the World University Rankings 2017 can be viewed here.
Technology continues to shape the internationalization of higher education. Every year New Media Consortium and EDUCAUSE releases the Horizon Report that focuses in on the future of technology in higher education. Many of the findings are relevant to the work we do as international educators. The 2017 report was based on discussions with 78 experts in the field. This blog explores some of the big-picture trends driving higher education technology adoption.
Little known private colleges that are already struggling to grow their revenues are facing a new threat that could further weaken their finances and make borrowing harder: free tuition at public universities. The State of New York passed in April a bill that will by 2019 offer free tuition at community colleges and public universities in the state to residents whose families make less than $125,000 per year. At least six other states are considering similar laws, to ease the burden of student debt that has doubled since 2008 to over $1.3 trillion, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Fund managers expect that such initiatives, combined with other pressures that have long been building up, will cause bonds issued by smaller private colleges to fare far worse than the broader market if interest rates continue to rise.
Of the five million international students studying higher education courses outside their own countries, one in four are from just one country: China. But now most Chinese studying abroad are returning home – the outbound-to-return ratio has risen to 82% over the past four years, compared to one in three returnees a decade earlier – and China is attracting hundreds of thousands of foreign students to its shores. In all Western nations with large numbers of foreign students, Chinese are by far the most numerous. China is the largest source of international students in English-speaking countries such as the United Kingdom, United States, Australia and Canada.
One of Australia’s largest education and training provider groups has suspended operations, affecting some 15,000 domestic and international students and 1,000 staff. Careers Australia Group, which operated 11 education organisations around Australia, entered voluntary receivership last week after it was refused access to the new VET Student Loan scheme earlier this year.
Eurydice has published the 4th edition of the report presenting key data on Teaching Languages at School in Europe. The report shows that language skills are considered an asset: the number of pupils studying foreign languages has increased considerably in recent years with English, French, German and Spanish being the most popular foreign languages.
A recently published higher education cooperation plan with Tunisia represents the latest milestone in Turkey’s plan to set up joint universities with North African Arab states in what is seen as an expression of cultural diplomacy or 'soft power' aimed at building regional alliances and partnerships. The Tunisia-Turkey higher education cooperation plan was published on the website of the Tunisian Higher Education Ministry on 9 March and marks a first step in the implementation of recommendations issued at the Turkish-Tunisia Universities Collaboration Forum held by the Higher Education Council on 2 May last year.
Dubai: A total of Dh30 million worth of scholarships will be given to outstanding Arab students who will study at the American University in Dubai in the 2017-2018 academic year, it was announced. As part of the announcement at the Ministry of Education on Thursday, officials underscored that any Emirati high school graduate with a grade-point average of 85 per cent or higher will be automatically granted a full academic scholarship to AUD.
Universities in the northeast of England have said they fear leaving the EU could cause setbacks unless the government ensures EU students and academics can continue coming to the UK. The heads of Newcastle and Sunderland universities warned MPs that the UK was giving the impression it didn’t want foreign students or staff coming here.
Moving to another province for school is not considered radical, even if it is unpopular. When picking a school, few of my friends thought about the physical location of their school. Only 1 in 10 Canadian undergraduates elect to study outside of their home province. Facebook was seen by many as complicit in the rise of fake news, doing little to curb the mass sharing and buy-in from unscrupulous publications that are more interested in clicks than actual journalism. But now, realizing that the epidemic ultimately undermines the site’s value to its users, Facebook has announced it’s heading up the New Integrity Initiative to keep fake news off the social media site.
Students who wish to study in South Korea can explore these universities, which have been numerically ranked based on their positions in the overall Best Global Universities rankings. The rankings take into account schools' research performance, as well as their ratings by members of the academic community around the world and in Asia. These are the top global universities in South Korea.
If the UAE is to develop its knowledge economy and diversify away from oil, then it needs to ensure that its citizens are ready and willing to work in the private sector. Dr Ahmad Belhoul, the UAE’s new Minister of State for Higher Education, reveals how he is hoping to solve one of the country’s toughest problems According to a statement from Egypt's Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Egypt’s public universities attracted 91,000 new foreign students in the last five years, from 2012 to 2017, including 41,000 students at first-degree level and 50,360 students at postgraduate level. The students come mainly from countries such as Kuwait, Syria, Palestine, Sudan, Jordan, Somalia, Bahrain, China and Malaysia and are enrolled in both practical and theoretical subjects including science, technology, medicine and engineering, along with social, humanities and religious studies, according to a local media report.
Just twelve months ago, “fake news” would have sounded like the type of phrase a toddler would make up to avoid blame or discipline. But since the candidacy and election of Donald Trump, the term has emerged as a constant criticism by politicians and citizens on both sides of the aisle, predominately on social media, where stories are shared often because they align with philosophies, even if content is erroneous.
While international students studying in Egypt currently generate US$186 million for the Egyptian economy, this figure is low by international standards. An ambitious government plan aims to double the number of international students by 2020-21 and increase their contribution to the country by as much as US$700 million.
The Federal Government will abolish the 457 visa and replace it with two new visas, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says. Current visa holders will not be affected by the changes, which will see the introduction of two new temporary skills visas — a two-year visa and a more specialised one for four years "targeted at higher skills".
Four universities may be at risk of losing their law degree accreditation after the Council on Higher Education (CHE) found “serious” weaknesses in their LLB programmes. This would not affect students currently registered for LLBs, but if North-West University, Unisa, the University of the Free State and Walter Sisulu University fail to rectify issues within two years, they will have to close their law programmes.
More than 20% of higher education courses run by Thai universities fail to meet required standards, according to the Office of the Auditor General (OAG). According to Isara News Agency, the OAG recently sent a letter to the Office of the Higher Education Commission (Ohec), urging the body to weed out all substandard programmes operated by higher education institutions nationwide to improve the quality of the courses they offer.
The program is the first in the nation to offer free tuition at a state’s two- and four-year publicly funded schools. It was enacted just weeks before the May 1 deadline for most students to decide where they will matriculate, a choice that for many families involves weighing one school’s financial aid package against another’s.