Regional News Summaries

WENR, December 2016: Asia Pacific

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.


Posted in Asia Pacific, Regional News Summaries

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.


Posted in Europe, Regional News Summaries

WENR, December 2016: Americas

U.S. Government Funds Study Abroad Scholarships for Community College Students

The federal government is funding ca. 2,800 scholarships this academic year to encourage community college students to study abroad.


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WENR, December 2016: Middle East

Middle East: New Report Reflects Progress in Educational Development

The 2016 Global Youth Development Index and Report measures indicators such as secondary school enrollment numbers, literacy rates, and the “digital skills.”


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WENR, December 2016: Africa

Uganda: Busoga University Accused of Issuing 1,000 Fake Degrees

The incident caused diplomatic tension with South Sudan, as most of the students are high-ranking South Sudanese government officials and army members.


Posted in Africa, Regional News Summaries

WENR, November 2016: Asia Pacific

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.


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WENR, November 2016: Middle East

Violence and Persecution Plague Universities in the Middle East

Between May 2015 and September 2016, there were 158 cases of violence directed at higher ed institutions in 35 countries (up from 333 incidents during the 4.5 years prior), and 19 violent attacks by militant groups.


Posted in Middle East, Regional News Summaries

WENR, November 2016: Americas

U.S.: Foreign College Chains Eye Opportunities to Buy U.S. Campuses

India-based college chain Amity Colleges abandoned plans to buy two colleges in the U.S., one in New York City, and the other in the Boston area, after the Massachusetts attorney general expressed concerns.


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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, November 2016: Africa

Uganda: University Protests Escalate

Lecturers and students at Uganda’s nine public universities have staged protests over the past few weeks and months. Lecturers are protesting lack of pay, while students are protesting a variety of grievances. Makerere University and Kampala University are among those most deeply affected.


Posted in Africa, Regional News Summaries