Brazil Dominates Latin America University Rankings
Times Higher Education (THE) released a pilot ranking of the top ten universities in Latin America. The rankings rely on the same performance indicators as those used to rank universities worldwide.
Tuition Costs Increase at U.S. Public Institutions; Funding per Student Drops
U.S. public colleges and universities are spending drastically less on students, according to a report conducted by the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities.
Visa Fraud and Dollar-Driven Recruitment Practices Throw a Spotlight on Unethical Agents
A federal sting involving a shell ‘university’ resulted in 21 arrests and uncovered more than 1,000 cases of visa fraud; pressure to fill seats (and coffers) led one institution to partner with an-India based agency promising “spot admissions” to unqualified international students.
U of California turning to nonresidents for revenue
University of California campuses have been offering admission to a growing number of out-of-state students according to a state auditor report. UC officials have pointed to large budget cuts…
Chicago State University issues campuswide pink slips
Chicago State, one of nine public Illinois universities that have not received state funding for eight months, issued blanket layoff notices to all its employees in February.
As the global race for international students heats up, U.S. institutions face steep odds
With international student enrollments expected to skyrocket in the next decade, The Economist speculates that the U.S. higher ed sector may lose ground. Their reasoning…
Latin America English proficiency initiatives pay off
Government-backed initiatives to improve English proficiency in Latin America are paying off as the region improves its results in the latest English Proficiency Index from EF…
Exposing the dangers of fictitious study abroad programs
Students visiting a BMI fair in Brazil last month were offered fictitious study abroad options by children’s charity UNICEF, in order to highlight the struggles…
German Language Training in Brazil
Brazil has signed a memorandum of understanding with Germany on a program to promote the role of German in the Brazilian higher education sector. “Sprachen ohne Grenzen – Deutsch” complements an already existing academic exchange…
Significant Growth Projected for Distance Learning Sector
Global education spending is estimated at $5.5 trillion, of which e-learning represents about 3 percent, or $1.7 billion. However, e-learning is expected to see considerable growth; outpacing all other categories of learning….