Regional News Summaries

WENR, April 2017: Africa

Kenya: Multiple Universities Put On Notice After Identification of Degree Irregularities

A recent government audit found quality issues at most of Kenya’s 70 universities, many affecting the integrity of degrees.


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WENR, April 2017: Asia Pacific

Taiwan: Demographic Pressures Expected to Reshape Higher Education System

The number of Taiwanese students is expected to drop by almost 40 percent by 2028. The decline will likely spur spending cuts at universities, and to lead to school closures and mergers.


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WENR, April 2017: The Americas

Canada: Surge in International Applications

Canadian universities are reporting a rise in international applications, most notably from the U.S. and India.


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WENR, April 2017: Europe

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.


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WENR, April 2017: Middle East

Iran: Graduate Students’ Future in the U.S. Uncertain

While the second iteration of the U.S. president’s travel ban has been temporarily halted, uncertainty about future visa restrictions promises to have an impact on enrollments of students from affected countries, especially Iran.


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WENR, March 2017: Africa

Algeria: Government to Launch University-Research Clusters to Decrease Graduate Unemployment

University-industry partnerships are expected to be clustered in important fields like management, health and medicine, communication technologies, computing, civil and industrial engineering, aeronautics and operational research.


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WENR, March 2017: The Americas

U.S.: President Signs New Travel Ban Targeting 6 Muslim-Majority Countries

On March 6th, the president signed a revised travel ban based on an executive order from late January that was hastily executed and ultimately blocked by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.


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WENR, March 2017: Europe

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.


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WENR, March 2017: Middle East

Saudi Arabia: 1/3 of University Students Never Make it to Graduation

Experts say a growing mismatch between educational training and the demands of the labor market may be disincentivizing Saudi students.


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WENR, February 2017: The Americas

U.S.: Students Return as Travel Ban Temporarily Halted

On February 3rd, a Federal District Court judge temporarily blocked the president’s executive order barring entry to citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries.


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