Americas

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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WENR, May 2015: Americas

Argentinian Universities Graduating Just 30% of Enrollees

Argentinian universities are graduating only three out of ten students, while in neighboring Chile six out of ten graduate, and in Brazil five out of ten students graduate…


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WENR, April 2015: Americas

French Business School to Open Brazil Campus

French business school, SKEMA, recently announced that it will open its first campus in Latin America near Belo Horizonte in Minas Gerais, Brazil…


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WENR, March 2015: Americas

For-Profit Universities Fight Financial Aid Rule Changes

Higher education companies in Brazil are lobbying the government to rescind new rules on financial aid that they fear will stop students enrolling in private programs…


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