Taiwan: Concerns about Enrollments as Mainland China Cuts Student Quota by 50 Percent
SE Asia will be Taiwan’s top new recruiting market; Thailand’s higher education system faces significant challenges; South Korea braces for major higher education reforms
Japan: International Enrollments up by Almost 15 Percent
Rising International Enrollments in Japan; college mergers in Singapore; accreditation reforms in India.
Taiwan: Demographic Pressures Expected to Reshape Higher Education System
The number of Taiwanese students is expected to drop by almost 40 percent by 2028. The decline will likely spur spending cuts at universities, and to lead to school closures and mergers.
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
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.
China: Most International Branch Campuses now Located in China
China edged out the United Arab Emirates as the host country with the most international branch campuses (IBC), according to a recent trends analysis.
Malaysia: Number of PhD Holders to Increase by Nearly 3X
The Malyasian government plans to nearly triple its number of PhD holders to 60,000 by 2023 — there are currently 23,000 doctorate holders in the country.
Hong Kong: New Wave of Calls for Independence at Universities
According to Reuters, institutions “are becoming a new battleground in a nascent campaign for the city’s independence.”
Australia: High Profile Visa Rejection Draws Scrutiny From India
Researcher SM Ananth won a prestigious scholarship to fund his work at the University of Melbourne – only to be denied a visa because his research could be “associated with weapons of mass destruction.” indian officials say the action signals that Australia is treating India like a rogue state.
China: Decentralization of Degree-Granting Authority May Signal Broader Change
This summer a few Chinese universities began issuing their own degrees – a task that has, until now, been centrally administered only by the Chinese Ministry of Education. By 2017, all universities will follow suit. Is the shift a harbinger of additional reforms?