Asia Pacific

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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WENR, March 2015: Asia Pacific

International Enrollments Continue to Boom

According to data released recently by Australia Education International, year-to-date (YTD) enrollments for November 2014 were up by 12.3 percent…


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WENR, January/February 2015: Asia Pacific

Indian and Chinese Students to Drive Growth in Academic Mobility

Higher education participation rates across the world are set to soar further despite more than doubling over the past two decades, a study shows. The global gross tertiary enrollment ratio (GTER) went up…


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WENR, December 2014: Asia Pacific

SAT Scores Delayed in China and South Korea Due to Concerns Over Cheating

The Educational Testing Service said it would delay reporting SAT scores for tests taken in October by South Korean and Chinese students, amid allegations that…


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WENR, November 2014: Asia Pacific

Online Learning Proliferates in Asia

Booming enrollment in online higher education, rapid content digitization, the rollout of national online education networks and teacher shortages in rapidly developing countries…


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WENR, October 2014: Asia Pacific

India Added to List of Study Abroad Destinations Under New Colombo Plan

Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott is keen to see “hundreds and thousands” of Australian students studying at Indian universities, according to comments made at the launch of the country’s Indo-Pacific study…


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WENR, September 2014: Asia Pacific

ASEAN Nations Collaborate with Australia on Study Abroad Plan

All 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have agreed to participate in Australia’s New Colombo Plan…


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