• Obama calls for immigration reform

    President Obama made a brief mention about the need for high-skilled immigration reform during his inaugural address at the United States Capitol on Monday. Obama has made clear that passing comprehensive immigration legislation will be a policy priority during his second term. It’s expected that a measure aimed at boosting the number of visas available […]

  • GERMANY: Foreign students need special support

    The success rate of foreign students who go on to universities in Germany after attending school there is improving, but fewer of them complete higher education than German students and many are faced with problems that require special support, according to a new survey. A growing number of foreign students hold a university entrance qualification […]

  • International students are under threat in Finland

    A majority of Finnish parliamentarians signed an initiative over the Christmas holidays calling for the introduction of tuition fees for non-EU/EEA students. “It is not only unfair to discriminate students based on nationality but also harmful to Finland’s own interests as it would diminish its diverse student population,” said Karina Ufert, chairperson of the European Students’ Union (ESU). ” […]

  • World: 700 Million Worldwide wish to emigrate

    Gallup the opinion poll company has done a survey from 2007 to 2009 in 135 Countries to find out what people’s intentions are. 16 percent of the World’s population would like to, if possible, move permanently to another Country. This is about 700 million people worldwide.Some of the findings are as follows: People from sub-Saharan […]

  • WORLD: ‘World-class’ universities can harm others

    Building ‘world-class’ universities can have a negative impact on the rest of a country’s higher education system if equity and other issues are not taken into account, a senior Asian Development Bank official warned Asian university leaders meeting in Manila. Norman LaRocque, the ADB’s senior education specialist, told the QS-Asia-Pacific Professional Leaders in Education (QS-APPLE) […]

  • World: Survey reveals public opinion on immigration

    A public opinion survey conducted by Transatlantic Trends has shown that the public perception of immigration is largely positive – many of the people surveyed being pleased with the benefits immigration can bring. The United States and five countries from Europe (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom) were polled in the fourth-annual Transatlantic […]

  • UK: Four in 10 universities to charge maximum fee

    Nearly four in 10 universities in England will charge the maximum £9,000 (US$14,335) tuition fee across all courses, but together they will spend an extra £195 million a year on widening access, the Office for Fair Access has confirmed. Nearly six in 10 universities will charge £9,000 for some of their courses. The average fee […]

  • Australia: Foreign education loses $18bn premium

    Spending by foreign students fell almost 10 per cent to $16.4bn in 2010-11, figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics show. Unsettling changes in policy, including rules for visas and skilled migration, and attacks on Indian students are cited among causes of weaker enrolments. Tuition fees and spending on living costs by students reached $18bn […]