Regional News Summaries

WENR, March 2017: Asia Pacific

Bangladesh: Rising Incomes and a Demographic Boom Drive Increased Outbound Student Mobility

The number of students is growing quickly and is expected to reach 4.6 million by 2026, in part due to the fact that nearly half of Bangladesh’s population is under the age of 24


Posted in Asia Pacific, Regional News Summaries

WENR, February 2017: Middle East

Egypt: International Education Sector is Thriving

There are currently 47,000 international students at Egyptian public universities, over twenty times the amount in 2010. Low tuition fees and cost of living are a huge draw—Egypt offers the lowest tuition rates in the Arab region and provides assistance to students from Syria, Sudan, and Libya.


Posted in Middle East, Regional News Summaries

WENR, February 2017: Africa

East Africa: Cross-Border Credit Transfer Moves Forward

Under a proposal of the Inter-university Council for East Africa, an estimated 150 million people in Eastern Africa will soon be able to freely engage in cross-border education…


Posted in Africa, Regional News Summaries

WENR, February 2017: Asia Pacific

New Zealand: International Student Spending Escalates Dramatically in Two Years

Double-digit growth of international student enrollments has led to an uptick in spending and substantial economic impact in a short period.


Posted in Asia Pacific, 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.


Posted in Americas, Regional News Summaries

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.”


Posted in Middle East, Regional News Summaries

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.


Posted in Europe, Regional News Summaries

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