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September 16, 2019

Two year work rights re-introduced for international students in the UK

The UK education sector is elated that post-study work rights are set to be offered to international students for two years post-graduation, with students graduating in […]
September 16, 2019

Marquette lays off 24 staff, leaves 50 positions unfilled

Marquette University announced Thursday it laid off 24 staff members and will leave nearly 50 current and future vacancies unfilled. In an email to “Marquette colleagues,” President […]
September 16, 2019

Varieties of Dual Enrollment | Confessions of a Community College Dean

Over the last several years, dual enrollment and its variations (concurrent enrollment, middle college, early college…) have grown wildly. I’ve noticed folks on campus, myself included, […]
September 16, 2019

New Arizona State subsidiary looks to help non-U.S. colleges expand online and on campus

Arizona State creates another company partnership, called Cintana Education and led by the founder of Laureate Education, to work with universities in other countries to expand […]
September 16, 2019

Is International Student Drop Trump’s Fault? Only Partially

Last year’s 6.6 percent drop in enrollment of international students at American colleges is due to more than just apprehensions toward President Trump, a new study by EducationNext asserts. […]
August 25, 2019

Global economic impact of international students estimated at $300 billion

International students pursuing tertiary education had an estimated global economic impact of $300 billion in 2016, new figures from StudyPortals have revealed. However, the confluence of higher […]
August 25, 2019
First in Saudi Arabia: Spokeswoman for Ministry of education – Saudi Gazette

First in Saudi Arabia: Spokeswoman for Ministry of education

RIYADH — Minister of Education Dr. Hamad Al-Sheikh has issued an order appointing Ibtisam Al-Shehri as the spokesperson for public education in Saudi Arabia. Al-Shehri, who has […]
August 20, 2019

Foreign nationals whose visas were canceled for enrolling in sham college win right to sue

Their immigration statuses were canceled for enrolling in a fake college that the government set up to nab alleged visa fraudsters. Now they’ve won the right to challenge the […]
August 20, 2019

International Students Report Worries About Gun Violence

A quarter of international students attending U.S. colleges report worrying about gun violence at their institution, while 37 percent say they worry about gun violence in the […]
August 20, 2019

Moody’s Maintains Negative Outlook for Higher Ed

The higher education sector will be stabilized for the next 12 months by state funding and investment returns, even as hypercompetition and an intense focus on […]
August 11, 2019

Czech Republic sees surge in popularity among Erasmus students

The number of international students – including Erasmus+ participants –  in the  Czech Republic has skyrocketed over the last two decades as more and more students flock to the […]
August 11, 2019

Saudi Arabia Says Women Can Travel Without Male Guardians

Saudi Arabia announced on Friday that it would allow adult women to obtain passports, travel and work without securing the permission of a male relative, dealing […]
August 11, 2019

Saudi Activists Pushed for New Reforms, But Remain in Prison

Grassroots women’s rights campaigns in Saudi Arabia helped advance sweeping reforms to the so-called guardianship system, regional experts say, even as prominent activists who have campaigned […]
August 6, 2019

FBI Questions Graduates of Chinese Master’s Program

At least five graduates of a prestigious master’s program in China have been questioned by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents about their program and whether they […]
August 4, 2019
Colleges find workaround for international students affected by visa delays | Education Dive

Colleges find workaround for international students affected by visa delays

Several institutions are using a work authorization program that doesn’t need federal approval to help international students get jobs and internships. International students hoping to get […]
August 4, 2019

Can an American liberal arts approach improve the British higher education system?

“In the best of circumstances, an American liberal arts education… focuses on how to ask the right questions” As an American, I’ve been immersed in the […]
August 4, 2019

Size reduction of Lyon College board allows college to better respond to problems

Last summer, Lyon College cut the size of its governing Board of Trustees in half — a move that defies common trends for private liberal arts colleges at […]
August 2, 2019

In Zimbabwe, the Water Taps Run Dry and Worsen ‘a Nightmare’

HARARE, Zimbabwe — It had been five days since water had stopped flowing out of the taps at Eneres Kaitano’s bungalow in southern Harare, Zimbabwe’s modern […]
August 2, 2019

Rockhurst Absorbs Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences

Rockhurst University is acquiring Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences. The deal was announced Wednesday. Both institutions are located in Kansas City, Mo., but Rockhurst is […]
August 2, 2019
State Department’s top education official says Chinese students are welcome, but…

A Welcome Message, or a Warning?

August 2, 2019
Nuffic faces squeeze, foreign student offices to be shut down – DutchNews.nl

Nuffic faces squeeze, foreign student offices to be shut down

July 29, 2019

Marlboro, seeing peers around it close, plans to merge into University of Bridgeport

As peers around it shut their doors, Vermont’s Marlboro College will become part of the larger, healthier University of Bridgeport. Mergers of private colleges these days […]
July 24, 2019

As colleges go test optional for domestic applicants, they take different approaches to testing policies for international applicants

As more colleges make submission of SAT or ACT scores optional, the decision on whether to require scores from international applicants can raise a different set […]
July 21, 2019

Perspectives from the field on Amazon’s big-dollar entry into training workers

The retailer is pouring $700 million into worker training — mostly through its own programs. We asked some experts on postsecondary education and training to assess whether Amazon’s […]
July 21, 2019

The significant damages to America of attacking Chinese academics (opinion)

I owe my existence to American higher education. My parents were Chinese graduate students. Given scholarships, they came to the United States in a bygone era […]
July 21, 2019

University receives $25M donation for international students – WREX

CHICAGO (AP) — The University of Chicago has received a $25 million donation from an unnamed benefactor to support the financial aid program for international students. […]
July 18, 2019

45+ world-class universities launch the U7 Alliance | Espace Presse Sciences Po

This unique international alliance of university presidents will hold its first global summit in Paris on 9-10 July 2019, under the high patronage of the President […]
July 18, 2019
For noncompetitive colleges, the search for students continues

For noncompetitive colleges, the search for students continues

July 14, 2019

British universities see big jump in Chinese undergraduate applicants

The number of Chinese students applying for undergraduate study in the United Kingdom jumped by 30 percent this year, according to data released Thursday by the Universities […]
July 14, 2019
Survey of business officers finds four-year publics see peril ahead

Survey of business officers finds four-year publics see peril ahead

July 14, 2019
Why Is There So Much Saudi Money in American Universities? – The New York Times

Why Is There So Much Saudi Money in American Universities? – The New York Times

July 7, 2019

China records slight increase in inbound student numbers in 2018

The number of international students studying at Chinese institutions reached more than 492,000 in 2018, the Study in China’s deputy director confirmed at a recent event in […]
July 7, 2019

Canada: int’l students at private colleges claim they were ‘duped’ by agents

Large numbers of international students in Canada claim to have been duped by unscrupulous agents into parting with thousands of dollars in tuition for them to […]
July 4, 2019

Guilford College is changing the way it does most everything

Guilford College is changing the way it does most everything in an effort to stem its enrollment decline. But officials say it is also leaning in […]
July 1, 2019

Hollins President Becomes Latest With Early, Sudden Exit

Hollins University announced late Thursday that its president of two years, Pareena Lawrence, had resigned. The Roanoke Times reported that Lawrence’s immediate departure was announced via a campuswide email message. […]
June 26, 2019

Bill aims to keep international student STEM talent in US

Four Democratic senators, including two candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020, have introduced a bill that would remove unfair barriers for science, technology, engineering […]
June 26, 2019

Four university presidents depart institutions within days of one another

In a single week, the leaders of Auburn, Bennett, Marist and Muhlenberg are all out — gone the day transitions are announced — after short tenures. […]
June 26, 2019

SDSU lays off full-time English language instructors

San Diego State University laid off its 12 full-time ESL instructors, a program director and an assistant program director in May in response to what the institution […]
June 25, 2019

English-Language Enrollments Decline – The Chronicle of Higher Education

Hello, I’m Karin Fischer, international-education reporter. Here’s what I’m following this week: English-Language Enrollments Decline, but Drop Isn’t as Steep as Last Year English-language enrollments are down […]
June 25, 2019

How America’s College-Closure Crisis Leaves Families Devastated – The Chronicle of Higher Education

All across the United States, colleges are disappearing. As a result, the lives of students and their families have been plunged into unexpected crisis. A Chronicle analysis of […]
June 25, 2019
What It’s Like When Your College Shuts Down – The Atlantic

What It’s Like When Your College Shuts Down – The Atlantic

June 24, 2019

U.S. Colleges Worry Trade War Imperils Flow of Chinese Students – Bloomberg

Kirk Brennan, director of undergraduate admission at the University of Southern California, was on a bus in Baotou earlier this month, part of a multi-school recruiting […]
June 24, 2019

More U.S. colleges accept scores from the Chinese university entrance test for admission

Three more American universities will accept gaokao scores for admissions purposes, joining a small but growing number of U.S. institutions willing to consider scores from China’s […]
June 24, 2019

Poll raises question about how much money millionaires spend to get kids into college

The recent admissions scandal has exposed a group of wealthy parents who paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to get their children into college — through […]
June 24, 2019

A list of private colleges that have closed in recent years

The list that follows includes private, nonprofit colleges that have closed from 2016 to the present. The list does not include colleges that have merged with […]
June 24, 2019

Marygrove College in Detroit announces plans to close amid continuing enrollment declines

Marygrove College will shut down at the end of the upcoming fall semester after the small Roman Catholic institution in Detroit was unable to escape from […]
June 24, 2019

Japan to Tighten Rules for Enrolling Foreign Students

Japan’s education ministry and immigration agency said they would tighten rules around the enrollment of foreign students after a university was found to have lost contact […]
June 24, 2019

Jury says Oberlin college must pay local bakery $11 million in damages | American School & University

Gibson’s Bakery in Oberlin sued the college after a 2016 shoplifting incident involving a student led to racial allegations and demonstrations. An Ohio jury has decided that […]
June 24, 2019

More American Students Need To Study Abroad: Here’s How Congress Can Help

Earlier this year Senator Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) along with Senate colleagues Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) introduced the Senator Paul Simon Study Abroad Program Act […]
June 24, 2019

Colleges should stop viewing Chinese students merely as threats or cash cows (opinion)

“I’m worried that I cannot return to the United States on time for the new semester.” I’ve received messages like this now and then from Chinese […]
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