Americas

WENR: June, 2016: Americas

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.


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WENR, May 2016: Americas

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.


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WENR, April 2016: Americas

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…


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WENR, March 2016: Americas

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.


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WENR, February 2016: Americas

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…


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WENR, December 2015: Americas

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…


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WENR, November 2015: Americas

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…


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WENR, October 2015: Americas

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…


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WENR, September 2015: Americas

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….


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WENR, June 2015: Americas

NZ Education Minister Tours Latin America on Trade Visit

New Zealand is aiming to increase its profile as a study destination among Latin American students as its minister of tertiary education, skills and employment visited the region for the first time in April…


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