Get this GPA or Get Expelled, Says Nigerian President
April 24, 2017

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has announced a new strategy aimed at supporting higher education quality for its serious students: Expel others who don’t meet a required cumulative grade point average (GGPA) of at least 0.5, according to Here’s a closer look at Buhari’s mandate, along with the rationale behind it.

About 15,000 Syrians Are Studying at Turkish Universities
April 20, 2017
The head of Turkey’s Higher Education Board recently announced a significant uptick in the number of Syrian students studying at Turkish universities.  Find out where they’re studying and Turkey’s hopes for its Syrian academics.  Let’s take a closer look.

Chicago Nonprofit Sees Opportunity in Youth
April 17, 2017
Roughly 60,000 young people between the ages of 16 and 24 in Chicago are neither working nor in school. Now, a new initiative from nonprofit Thrive Chicago aims to get 10,000 of them back on track by the year 2020, according to a recent report from The Chicago Tribune. Here’s a closer look at ...

California Considers Exempting Teachers from State Income Tax
April 10, 2017
With 75 percent of its districts facing teacher shortages, nearly a third of its teachers over the age of 50, and high attrition rates within the first five years of teaching, California is worried about recruiting and encouraging teachers to join and stay in the profession.  Two senators co-in...

New Deal Between South Korea and New Zealand
April 4, 2017
In an historic statement, New Zealand and South Korea signed a mutually beneficially agreement following a joint research project on comparing secondary school qualifications between the two countries.  Find out the benefits of this new deal—and what it could mean for international higher...

Degree Apprenticeships in UK Successful
March 30, 2017
With recent reports about the effects of Brexit and declining international student populations in the UK, we’re happy to report on a new program that is making positive waves in the UK: Degree Apprenticeships.  Launched in 2015, the program strives to bring together universities and loca...

In the UK, International Students Are Worth Over £25 Billion
March 27, 2017
With Brexit on the horizon, the UK has a lot to lose—potentially over £25 billion per – if European international students turn away from British universities.  A new report published by Universities UK, conducted by Oxford Economics, shows that international students in the U...

Increase in Number of Korean Women With Degrees
March 23, 2017
More Korean women than ever have university degrees.  Find out what kind of impact this has on Korea’s marriage and children statistics.  Let’s take a closer look.

Calling All International Students: Taiwan Wants You!
March 20, 2017
The Tainan City Government has announced a multi-million dollar scholarship program aimed at attracting more students from Southeast Asia, according to a recent report from Taiwan News. How does this increased funding fit into the country’s overall plan? Here’s a closer look. 

Are Two Year Undergraduate Degrees in the Future for UK Students?
March 16, 2017
UK undergraduate students will soon have the opportunity to complete their degrees in just two years, according to a recent report from The Telegraph. Here’s a closer look at the plan, along with what Universities Minister Jo Johnson had to say about it.


January 15, 2019

Early this fall, US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos declared that the US is embroiled in “a crisis in higher education” due to the rising cost ...

January 10, 2019

Australian universities have seen an increase in access to higher education in recent years. However, insiders say there’s more work to be done. To ...

January 7, 2019

Research consistently points to an access gap in higher education between students from advantaged and disadvantaged backgrounds. But this isn’t to ...