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.
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.
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.
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.
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
U.S.: Students Return as Travel Ban Temporarily Halted
On February 3rd, a Federal District Court judge temporarily blocked the president’s executive order barring entry to citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries.
Egypt: International Education Sector is Thriving
There are currently 47,000 international students at Egyptian public universities, over twenty times the amount in 2010. Low tuition fees and cost of living are a huge draw—Egypt offers the lowest tuition rates in the Arab region and provides assistance to students from Syria, Sudan, and Libya.
New Zealand: International Student Spending Escalates Dramatically in Two Years
Double-digit growth of international student enrollments has led to an uptick in spending and substantial economic impact in a short period.
East Africa: Cross-Border Credit Transfer Moves Forward
Under a proposal of the Inter-university Council for East Africa, an estimated 150 million people in Eastern Africa will soon be able to freely engage in cross-border education…
France: Foreign Minister Announces Plans to Double Indian Student Numbers
French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault has announced a plan to attract more Indian students to France’s higher education institutions, aiming to at least double the current numbers by 2020.