Regional News Summaries

WENR, June 2017: Africa

Nigeria: Two Thirds of Illegal Nigerian Migrants in Europe Are University Graduates

Highly educated Nigerians flee grim employment landscape at home; Ethiopia seeks to squelch cheating; Morocco recognizes degrees from private universities.


Posted in Africa, Regional News Summaries

WENR, June 2017: Americas

University of California Caps Out-of-State and International Student Quota

Cap affects UCLA, Berkeley, Irvine and San Diego campuses most; French transplants to help address Canadian teacher shortage; Large-scale strikes at Argentinian universities


Posted in Americas, Regional News Summaries

WENR, June 2017: Asia Pacific

Taiwan: Concerns about Enrollments as Mainland China Cuts Student Quota by 50 Percent

SE Asia will be Taiwan’s top new recruiting market; Thailand’s higher education system faces significant challenges; South Korea braces for major higher education reforms


Posted in Asia Pacific, Regional News Summaries

WENR, June 2017: Europe

Hungary: Central European University Gets Reprieve; New York Governor Intercedes

Internationalism under fire in Budapest; German state revamps its tuition system for non-E.U. students; Brexit threatens high fees for Ireland-bound U.K. students


Posted in Europe, Regional News Summaries

WENR, June 2017: Middle East

Egypt: New Report Highlights Suppression of Academic Freedom

Human rights report urges Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education to curtail restrictions; Saudi Arabian Universities dominate regional rankings


Posted in Middle East

WENR, May 2017: Africa

South Africa: Law Programs at Four Universities May Lose Accreditation

Quality challenges at South African law programs; Kenyan reforms seek to address degree fraud; Zimbabwe focuses on ways to combat degree mills.


Posted in Africa, Regional News Summaries

WENR, May 2017: Asia Pacific

Japan: International Enrollments up by Almost 15 Percent

Rising International Enrollments in Japan; college mergers in Singapore; accreditation reforms in India.


Posted in Asia Pacific, Regional News Summaries

WENR, May 2017: Europe

Hungary: Orbán Bends to Legal Threats Against Restrictive Higher Education Law

Central European University gets a reprieve; refugee enrollments rise in Germany; and more.


Posted in Europe, Regional News Summaries

WENR, May 2017: Middle East

U.S. Temporary Visas from Muslim-Majority Countries Down

Egypt pursues int’l enrollments; decline in temporary U.S. visa applications may signal softening int’l education interest, and more.


Posted in Middle East, Regional News Summaries

WENR, May 2017: The Americas

North America: Call to Strengthen U.S.-Mexico Higher Ed Partnerships in New Political Era

Calls to strengthen U.S.-Mexico transnational partnerships; a new Brazilian scholarship program; and more.


Posted in Americas, Regional News Summaries