June 2017, Volume 30, issue 5

Central European University: An Exceptional Moment for Hungary, and for International Higher Education

Hungary’s Central European University (CEU) is a small but bright tapestry, a candidate for the title of “most international university” in the world—an enterprise now under siege thanks to restrictive new education laws. CEU Provost Liviu Matei and research fellow Kata Orosz report.

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Posted in Europe, Humanitarian Issues

SEVIS Data Points to Declining Enrollments From Key Countries

Five months into the new presidential administration, data from SEVIS show notable declines in visa issuance for students from Mexico, China, and several European countries. Learn more.

Posted in Enrollment & Recruiting, Mobility Trends

Decoding International Students’ Experiences With Education Agents: Insights for U.S. Institutions

New research from WES Looks at what 5,880 current or prospective international students from around the world have to say about working with education agents.

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Posted in Enrollment & Recruiting, Original Research

ROI and More: International Recruitment Metrics That Matter to University Leaders

Need to convince your provost to invest in new international student recruitment efforts? WES Deputy Executive Director Steve Literati provides a primer on the three financial metrics that university leaders need in order to decide. Read more.

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Posted in Enrollment & Recruiting, Strategic Internationalization

Education in the Russian Federation

A look at current trends in education and international student mobility in the Russian Federation. Includes an overview of the education system, a survey of recent changes and reforms, and a guide to institutions and qualifications. Learn more.

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Posted in Credential Evaluation Issues, Education System Profiles

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