Regional News Summaries

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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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WENR, April 2017: Africa

Kenya: Multiple Universities Put On Notice After Identification of Degree Irregularities

A recent government audit found quality issues at most of Kenya’s 70 universities, many affecting the integrity of degrees.


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WENR, April 2017: Asia Pacific

Taiwan: Demographic Pressures Expected to Reshape Higher Education System

The number of Taiwanese students is expected to drop by almost 40 percent by 2028. The decline will likely spur spending cuts at universities, and to lead to school closures and mergers.


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WENR, April 2017: The Americas

Canada: Surge in International Applications

Canadian universities are reporting a rise in international applications, most notably from the U.S. and India.


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WENR, April 2017: Europe

Hungary: Government Proposes New Restrictions on Foreign-Funded Universities

Hungary’s right-wing government may implement strict new requirements for foreign-funded universities. Among the 28 affected universities is the 25-year-old, Soros-funded Central European University.


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WENR, April 2017: Middle East

Iran: Graduate Students’ Future in the U.S. Uncertain

While the second iteration of the U.S. president’s travel ban has been temporarily halted, uncertainty about future visa restrictions promises to have an impact on enrollments of students from affected countries, especially Iran.


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