Asia Pacific

WENR, March 2016: Asia Pacific

Chinese students abroad targeted for ‘patriotic instruction’

An estimated 1.7 million Chinese students living overseas are a focal point of a new directive from the Ministry of Education, which views them as a source of “positive patriotic energy”…


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WENR, February 2016: Asia Pacific

Universities seek closer ties to ASEAN nations

With an aging population and low birthrate threatening to drive down university enrollments, Japan has begun to court students from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)…


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WENR, December 2015: Asia Pacific

Report shows majority of international students call Asia home

Asian students continued to represent over half of international students enrolled in tertiary education in 2013, according to the latest Education at a Glance report by OECD, which also…


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WENR, November 2015: Asia Pacific

A new ‘third pole’ in higher education

Asia is becoming a ‘third pole’ in higher education, as the bipolar world of higher education previously dominated by Europe and North America is set to change, a conference organized…


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WENR, October 2015: Asia Pacific

Japan and China are Top International Education Contenders for US Parents

According to a recent HSBC survey, sixty-five percent of parents in the U.S. would consider sending their child abroad for all or part of their university education…


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WENR, September 2015: Asia Pacific

More Australian Universities Join Top 500

Australia now has more than half its public universities listed in a prestigious international ranking after Queensland University of Technology made the top 500 for the first time….


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WENR, July/August 2015: Asia Pacific

University of Sydney to Adopt 4-Year Undergrad Degree

The University of Sydney announced in June plans to shift undergraduate degrees from three to four years as part of a major overhaul of instruction, that includes the reduction in the number of undergraduate degrees from 122 to about 20…


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WENR, June 2015: Asia Pacific

The Global Talent Pool Grew 45% Over the Last Decade, Led By China and India

The number of tertiary educated young people (25-34 years old) in OECD and G20 countries has grown by nearly 45 percent in the past decade and is expected to keep growing until 2030, reports the OECD…


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WENR, May 2015: Asia Pacific

Australian Universities Encouraged to Market to International Middle School Students

A third of prospective international students start considering their university options between the ages of 11 and 15 according to a survey of students applying to Australian universities carried out by Hobsons…


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WENR, April 2015: Asia Pacific

Private Universities to Pick Up Capacity Slack

Afghan authorities announced recently that more than 130,000 students, a third of them female, had passed exams to enter university in the upcoming academic year, bringing into focus Afghanistan’s challenges with rebuilding its education system..


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