Regional News Summaries

WENR, September 2017: Africa

Libya: Only 12 out of 20 Universities Functional in 2011 Still Open in 2017

Libya’s higher education system falters; Malawi’s largest university splits; Surging demand strains Africa’s higher education systems, drives online enrollments


Posted in Africa, Regional News Summaries

WENR, September 2017: Americas

University of California Files Lawsuit Against the Trump Administration over DACA Repeal

Chile: Growth in International Student Enrollment; Brazil: Increase in Outbound Students; and More


Posted in Americas, Regional News Summaries

WENR, September 2017: Asia Pacific

Australia: Strong Increase in International Student Enrollments Continues in 2017

Asian Universities Gain in Times Higher Education World University Ranking; India: Education System is Growing, but International Student Enrollments Remain Low  


Posted in Asia Pacific, Regional News Summaries

WENR, September 2017: Europe

Massive Growth in English Language Instruction Over Last Eight Years

Impact of Nationalist Sentiment on Higher Education; U.K.: Grade Inflation Threatens Reputation of University System; and More


Posted in Europe, Regional News Summaries

WENR, September 2017: Middle East

Saudi Arabia: Government Looks to Revamp Scholarship Program

Qatar: Campus Leaders Confident Despite Blockade; Egypt: New Way to Measure Student Achievement in High School; and More


Posted in Middle East, Regional News Summaries

WENR, July-August 2017: Africa

Zimbabwe: Government Closes 280 Private Colleges

280 private colleges shuttered in Zimbabwe; Nigeria reviews 200 applications from new universities; Burundi’s first doctoral school scheduled to open.


Posted in Africa, Regional News Summaries

WENR, July-August 2017: Americas

U.S.: Interest among International Students Declining in New Political Climate

Colombia: Partnership with U.K. to Strengthen Higher Ed Sector; United States: Interest among International Students Declining in New Political Climate; Canada: Education System Ranks Among the Best in the World


Posted in Americas, Regional News Summaries

WENR, July-August 2017: Asia Pacific

India: Government Considers Merger of UGC and AICTE

India’s government is developing plans to integrate oversight of the country’s university and technical education sectors by merging the University Grants


Posted in Asia Pacific, Regional News Summaries

WENR, July-August 2017: Europe

U.K.: International Tuition Payments Cost Universities an Estimated USD $103 Million in Transaction Fees

A Western Union survey of 100 finance and admissions teams at universities across the U.K. found that the charges incurred from payments is the biggest


Posted in Europe, Regional News Summaries

WENR, July-August 2017: Middle East

Saudi Arabia: Universities Encouraged to Curb Recruitment of International Academics

Faced with dependence on international researchers, the Ministry of Education has called for institutions to hire local academics and recruit rarely from abroad.


Posted in Middle East, Regional News Summaries