Europe

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, 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


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WENR, June 2017: Europe

Hungary: Central European University Gets Reprieve; New York Governor Intercedes

Internationalism under fire in Budapest; German state revamps its tuition system for non-E.U. students; Brexit threatens high fees for Ireland-bound U.K. students


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WENR, May 2017: Europe

Hungary: Orbán Bends to Legal Threats Against Restrictive Higher Education Law

Central European University gets a reprieve; refugee enrollments rise in Germany; and more.


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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, 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, 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.


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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.


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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, October 2016: Europe

U.K.: Post-Brexit Brain Drain Predictions Quantified

The German Academic Exchange Service has warned that British withdrawal from the European Union could lead to losses of up to 15 percent of academic staff.


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