Hungary: Government Proposes New Restrictions on Foreign-Funded Universities
Hungary’s right-wing government may implement strict new requirements for foreign-funded universities. Among the 28 affected universities is the 25-year-old, Soros-funded Central European University.
Russia: New Plan to Simplify Visa Process and Increase International Student Numbers
A new plan would simplify the international student visa process, create 5,000 new scholarships for international degree seekers, and increase international student quotas by a third.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.