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Africa

Algeria: Government to Launch University-Research Clusters to Decrease Graduate Unemployment

University-industry partnerships are expected to be clustered in important fields like management, health and medicine, communication technologies, computing, civil and industrial engineering, aeronautics and operational research.

Americas

U.S.: President Signs New Travel Ban Targeting 6 Muslim-Majority Countries

On March 6th, the president signed a revised travel ban based on an executive order from late January that was hastily executed and ultimately blocked by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.

Asia Pacific

Bangladesh: Rising Incomes and a Demographic Boom Drive Increased Outbound Student Mobility

The number of students is growing quickly and is expected to reach 4.6 million by 2026, in part due to the fact that nearly half of Bangladesh’s population is under the age of 24

Europe

Russia: New Plan to Simplify Visa Process and Increase International Student Numbers

A new plan would simplify the international student visa process, create 5,000 new scholarships for international degree seekers, and increase international student quotas by a third.

Middle East

Saudi Arabia: 1/3 of University Students Never Make it to Graduation

Experts say a growing mismatch between educational training and the demands of the labor market may be disincentivizing Saudi students.
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