Americas

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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WENR, January/February 2015: Americas

Universities Focus on Internationalization

According to a survey carried out by The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, compared to eight years ago internationalization is considered a “top priority” at 82 percent of Canadian universities, up from 70 percent…


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WENR, December 2014: Americas

University Ranking Based on Career Outcomes Crowns Carnegie Mellon

Online professional network LinkedIn (LI) has announced its first ever university rankings based on career outcomes across the USA, UK and Canada for specific programs…


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WENR, October 2014: Americas

Globe’s Stock of Internationally Mobile Students Continues to Grow and Diversify

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has released its annual Education at a Glance report, detailing data on such topics as educational attainment…


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WENR, September 2014: Americas

For-Profit Colleges Find Warm Welcome

The New York Times reports that for-profit colleges are finding a warm welcome in Brazil as the government tries to meet the demand for affordable higher education…


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WENR, July/August 2014: Americas

Chilean University Unseats Brazilian Incumbent at the Top of Regional Rankings

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (UC), has overtaken Brazil’s Universidade de São Paulo to top this year’s QS University…


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WENR, May 2014: Americas

Survey Suggests Ranking Plays Most Critical Role in Decision-Making Process of International Students

International students are more influenced with teaching quality and academic ranking than they are student satisfaction or contact hours when deciding where to study, according …


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WENR, February 2014: Americas

Caribbean Med Schools Work ‘Loophole’ to Draw on Federal Funds

According to a recent report from Bloomberg, a number of for-profit medical schools in the Caribbean that are ineligible for U.S. federal student aid programs have been encouraging their students to access those funds by simultaneously enrolling in U.S.-based online programs with which they have formed partnerships.


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WENR, December 2013: Americas

Agent Survey Suggests U.S. and Canada are Most Attractive Destinations for Foreign Students

According to the findings of a recent poll of international recruiting agents, the United States and Canada are the most attractive international destinations for foreign students.


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WENR, October 2013: Americas

Students at Caribbean For-Profit Med Schools Cost Taxpayers

Students at for-profit medical schools in the Caribbean are amassing more debt than their peers at medical schools in the United States, and many of those students drop out before finishing, thereby creating risk for taxpayers, surmises a recent article in Bloomberg Markets magazine.


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