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Africa

Zimbabwe: Government Closes 280 Private Colleges

280 private colleges shuttered in Zimbabwe; Nigeria reviews 200 applications from new universities; Burundi’s first doctoral school scheduled to open.

Americas

U.S.: Interest among International Students Declining in New Political Climate

Colombia: Partnership with U.K. to Strengthen Higher Ed Sector; United States: Interest among International Students Declining in New Political Climate; Canada: Education System Ranks Among the Best in the World

Asia Pacific

India: Government Considers Merger of UGC and AICTE

India’s government is developing plans to integrate oversight of the country’s university and technical education sectors by merging the University Grants

Europe

U.K.: International Tuition Payments Cost Universities an Estimated USD $103 Million in Transaction Fees

A Western Union survey of 100 finance and admissions teams at universities across the U.K. found that the charges incurred from payments is the biggest

Middle East

Saudi Arabia: Universities Encouraged to Curb Recruitment of International Academics

Faced with dependence on international researchers, the Ministry of Education has called for institutions to hire local academics and only recruit from abroad as
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