A new scholar exchange initiative offering 100 fellowships to African-born academics living in North America to work in and forge research partnerships with African universities, has been launched by Carnegie Corporation of New York.
According to the findings of a recent poll of international recruiting agents, the United States and Canada are the most attractive international destinations for foreign students.
The Australian government recently announced a series of measures designed to ease student visa rules. The changes will result in a streamlining of visa processing arrangements, including for students applying to approved, low-risk non-university degree providers.
Students occupied colleges at the end of November in support of an administration staff strike, which is now in its 13th week.
Administrative staff in universities went on strike three months ago against government austerity plans that include suspending 1,349 staff, a precursor to large-scale redundancies.
As a first step towards establishing a joint research center, Tel Aviv University has signed a memorandum of understanding with Beijing’s Tsinghua University reports the Jerusalem Post.