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

WENR, June 2017: Africa

Nigeria: Two Thirds of Illegal Nigerian Migrants in Europe Are University Graduates

Highly educated Nigerians flee grim employment landscape at home; Ethiopia seeks to squelch cheating; Morocco recognizes degrees from private universities.


Posted in Africa, Regional News Summaries

WENR, June 2017: Americas

University of California Caps Out-of-State and International Student Quota

Cap affects UCLA, Berkeley, Irvine and San Diego campuses most; French transplants to help address Canadian teacher shortage; Large-scale strikes at Argentinian universities


Posted in Americas, Regional News Summaries

WENR, June 2017: Asia Pacific

Taiwan: Concerns about Enrollments as Mainland China Cuts Student Quota by 50 Percent

SE Asia will be Taiwan’s top new recruiting market; Thailand’s higher education system faces significant challenges; South Korea braces for major higher education reforms


Posted in Asia Pacific, Regional News Summaries

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


Posted in Europe, Regional News Summaries

WENR, June 2017: Middle East

Egypt: New Report Highlights Suppression of Academic Freedom

Human rights report urges Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education to curtail restrictions; Saudi Arabian Universities dominate regional rankings


Posted in Middle East