China’s higher education sector is gaining strength. Should we be worried?
Chinese universities have started to rise up the world university rankings, increase their investment in research and grow their numbers of international student. Should Australia be worried?
Students on the campus of the University Paris 3.
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Globalisation has become a strategic priority for many universities, but learning to navigate in international waters doesn’t come easy.
How not to make them feel welcome.
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A checklist of how countries can be as uncompetitive as possible in attracting overseas students.
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.
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.
One student from elsewhere in Africa was told that since Nelson Mandela had died, it was time for she and other foreigners to leave South Africa.
South Africa is a popular destination for international students - especially those from the SADC region. Will xenophobia keep them away?
American students don’t realise how valuable spending time in Africa can be.
Studying in Africa can be enormously valuable for American college students, but only if they're prepared to venture beyond hotels and lecture halls to really learn about the continent.
Lots has changed, but not this.
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As more people around the world head to university, the quality of teaching and research is coming under tighter scrutiny.
Concern about international students displacing domestic ones, are misplaced.
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The number of international students on American campuses has increased by 55%. Are they taking the place of American students ?
Have cheating and plagiarism increased in universities as a symptom of more international students or just of more students?
While Four Corners shed some much-needed light on long-standing problems in higher education, these problems aren't reserved for international students.
Talent injection: Nicola Sturgeon at Heriot-Watt University.
While the SNP's manifesto is rather thin on immigration pledges, it does make a proposal to attract more international students – a group Scotland needs badly.
When thinking about academic standards, it’s important to think about the incentives to keep standards high - or low.
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?
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.
The number of international students at Australian universities has increased significantly in the past decade.
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More needs to be done to ensure international students have proficiency in English and can make local friends.
International education is our third-biggest export. But can our universities cope with the demand?
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.
Australia has changed from primarily being a destination for permanent settlers to having an increasing number of temporary arrivals.
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More to come?
Univeristy of Essex.
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