Europe

WENR, February 2017: Europe

France: Foreign Minister Announces Plans to Double Indian Student Numbers

French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault has announced a plan to attract more Indian students to France’s higher education institutions, aiming to at least double the current numbers by 2020.


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WENR, December 2016: Europe

Sweden and Germany: Most Affordable European Study Destinations

Sweden and Germany are Europe’s most affordable academic destinations, according to a recent analysis that takes into account tuition, currency exchange rates, and cost of living.


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WENR, November 2016: Europe

U.K.: Take a Page From Australia’s Lesson Book – Don’t Count Int’l Students as Immigrants

New vice-chancellor of Aston University, Alec Cameron, says that the U.K. should look to Australia to avoid harming the university system with its immigration policy.


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WENR, October 2016: Europe

U.K.: Post-Brexit Brain Drain Predictions Quantified

The German Academic Exchange Service has warned that British withdrawal from the European Union could lead to losses of up to 15 percent of academic staff.


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WENR, September 2016: Europe

Germany: Turkish Crackdown Has Ripple Effect on German Higher Ed

Turmoil in Turkey’s higher education sector is prompting concern from Germany, especially in Lower Saxony, where cross-border institutional relationships focused on credit transfer, and exchanges of students, instructors, and researchers are common.


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WENR, July/August 2016: Europe

Ireland: Brexit May Lead to a Flood of International Enrollments

Britain’s decision to leave the European Union puts the future of some 10,905 Irish students studying in U.K. colleges and universities in question.


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WENR, June 2016: Europe

Germany Likely to Become Top European Study Destination

Germany is set to surpass the U.K. to become the most popular study destination in Europe. A report from India-based M.M. Advisory points to changes in Indian student mobility as a key factor in the shift.


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WENR, May 2016: Europe

Brexit will hurt the British scientific community, says Parliamentary committee

With the vote on Britain’s exit from the E.U. expected June 23, a parliamentary committee issued a report saying that increased restrictions on student mobility and other academic exchanges would hurt the nation’s scientific community.


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WENR, April 2016: Europe

Landmark ruling could lure thousands of international students back to U.K.

An immigration tribunal found that, in 2014, the British government’s Home Office detained and deported thousands of international students without adequate evidence to prove that they had cheated.


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WENR, March 2016: Europe

Austrian universities seek to streamline admissions for refugees

The Austrian government recently imposed a stringent cap on refugee numbers in defiance of international law. A number of Austrian universities, however, are actively working to support Syrian refugees in need.


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