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People at a temple in Ahmedabad, India. The country’s government struggles to come to terms with racism against African immigrants. Reuters/Amit Dave

How India can stem the rising scourge of racism against Africans

Racial violence has its parallels in other forms of violence in India. The prejudice runs across multiple channels from caste, region, religion to gender.
Chinese students are less likely to be attracted by visa processing changes than they are by investment in higher education driving our unis up the rankings. from

What attracts Chinese students to Aussie universities?

While recently implemented streamlined visa processes and post-study work visa policies may help attract Chinese students, they actually care more about university rankings and country safety.
Have cheating and plagiarism increased in universities as a symptom of more international students or just of more students? Shutterstock

Biased reports on international students not helpful

While Four Corners shed some much-needed light on long-standing problems in higher education, these problems aren't reserved for international students.
When thinking about academic standards, it’s important to think about the incentives to keep standards high - or low. from

The slide of academic standards in Australia: a cautionary tale

The recent furore about academic standards in Australian higher education – including Monday's damning Four Corners expose – has the potential to bring not only desperately needed attention, but actual change, to the sector.
International students provide universities with a large chunk of their revenue - but at what cost? Faungg/Flickr

Australian unis should take responsibility for corrupt practices in international education

A new report from the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption says Australian universities have become increasingly reliant on income from fee-paying international students, and is letting academic standards slide for the valuable income stream.
International education is our third-biggest export. But can our universities cope with the demand? AAP/Julian Smith

International student report emphasises their value, but not the means

The new draft international education strategy acknowledges the riches international students bring to Australia, yet fails to canvass how our universities can give them the experiences they deserve.

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