WENR, June 2016: Asia Pacific

China: Urban Parents Protest New University Admissions Guidelines

Thousands of parents in cities across China took to the streets to protest revised admissions guidelines that would open prestigious urban universities to students from rural areas. Their concern? That new quotas would lock their students out of highly desirable schools.

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WENR, May 2016: Asia-Pacific

India: Foreign universities may be okayed to open branch campuses

Entry of foreign higher education providers is intended to fill rising demand for tertiary education, and create competitive pressures that will incent Indian higher education institutions to improve their quality.

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WENR, April 2016: Asia-Pacific

Reports of cheating on admissions tests spark enrollment concerns in the U.S.

A Reuters investigation has found that the New York-based College Board, which issues the SAT, has suffered a far greater number of security breakdowns in Asia than had previously been reported.

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WENR, March 2016: Asia Pacific

Chinese students abroad targeted for ‘patriotic instruction’

An estimated 1.7 million Chinese students living overseas are a focal point of a new directive from the Ministry of Education, which views them as a source of “positive patriotic energy”…

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WENR, February 2016: Asia Pacific

Universities seek closer ties to ASEAN nations

With an aging population and low birthrate threatening to drive down university enrollments, Japan has begun to court students from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)…

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