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Sweden: Many fewer “third-country” students set to enrol in 2011/12

First applications, then acceptances, now confirmed tuition payments. As of 28 June, the Swedish Nat... (+more) Edition: 0, 0

New Zealand: Major funding allocated for new Crown Agency

As reported earlier this spring (see ACA Newsletter – Education Europe, April 2011), New Zealand i... (+more) Edition: 0, 0

China: Higher education sector slowing (and refining) expansion and reform efforts

The National Audit Office of China has revealed that, as of 2010, rapid expansion in higher educatio... (+more) Edition: 0, 0

France: reforme licence and excellence

Valérie Pécresse, the outgoing French Minister for Higher Education and Research, announced just b... (+more) Edition: 0, 0

Netherlands: New strategic agenda for higher education

Focusing heavily on a series of cost-cutting measures to expedite and increase student completion ra... (+more) Edition: 0, 0

Academic Ranking of World Universities unveils 2011 results plus new initiatives

The Center for World-Class Universities of Shanghai Jiao Tong University (CWCU) released the results... (+more) Edition: 2011, 8

Brazil: Major new funding for (science and technology) study abroad

With the aim to enhance internationalisation of the country’s science, technology and innovation s... (+more) Edition: 2011, 8

Is Italian higher education a “family business”?

Research by Stefano Allesina, an assistant professor at the Computation Institute, a joint entity of... (+more) Edition: 2011, 8

Singapore and Taiwan: Mobility concerns

Singapore and Taiwan are both reviewing their national mobility policies, but heading in very differ... (+more) Edition: 2011, 8

Student mobility trends in the Netherlands

For more than a decade, NUFFIC has annually published data on mobility trends in Dutch higher educat... (+more) Edition: 2011, 8

US: International graduate student admission offers up

The Council of Graduate Schools (CGS), which is the premiere national organisation in the United Sta... (+more) Edition: 2011, 8

US: Payment of student recruiters under the spotlight

Concerns about the compensation of student recruiters—in both domestic and international contexts... (+more) Edition: 2011, 8

International comparison of foreign student fees – a UK perspective

An enormous amount of attention has been paid in the last year to the evolving policies related to t... (+more) Edition: 2011, 8

New plans for marketing Canada

Canada’s 2011 budget, approved in early June, included a significant infusion of funding to develo... (+more) Edition: 2011, 8

Australia – fears of drops in foreign student numbers

Figures recently released by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) of the Australian ... (+more) Edition: 2011, 8

International students praise Germany’s academic reputation and safety

The university consortium GATE-Germany, a joint initiative of the German Academic Exchange Service (... (+more) Edition: 2011, 8

Chile: Student protests drag on

Education reform has been at the heart of large-scale (sometimes violent) student-led protests in Ch... (+more) Edition: 2011, 8

New higher education framework in Greece

In an attempt to improve the overall efficiency and accountability of the Greek higher education sys... (+more) Edition: 2011, 8

QS World University Rankings 2011/12 raises the question of “value for money”

One of the most highly visible international university rankers has introduced a new dimension in it... (+more) Edition: 2011, 9

Education and Innovation Trends – a comprehensive outlook by OECD

This month, OECD came out with two complementary and comprehensive reports that cover the latest tre... (+more) Edition: 2011, 9