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South Africa Sees Economic Benefits of International Students
February 2, 2017

More than 1,000 international students enrolled in study abroad programs at the University of Cape Town (UCT) not only spent $6,000USD on tuition each last year, but also contributed significantly more to the local economy with their tourism dollars. Here’s a closer look at the figures.


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International Students Bring $1.4 Billion to Russia
January 30, 2017
The international student market in Russia brought $1.4 billion to Russia in 2015.  That number is expected to quadruple by 2030.  Learn more about Russia’s top markets for international students—and their biggest expenses.  Let’s take a closer look.   ...

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Japan Offers Scholarships to Low-Income Students
January 26, 2017
The Japanese government recently announced a plan to give over $61.6 million in scholarships to low-income students.  Find out more about how this plan works, and what it will mean for its 20,000 recipients in 2018. 

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UK Sees Decrease in Numbers of International Students
January 23, 2017
For the first time in five years, the numbers of international students in the UK have decreased.  Learn about this, and other trends in UK higher education.  How else will Brexit make an impact on higher education in the EU?

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Would You Pay More for Tailored Teaching?
January 19, 2017
A recent survey of 1,000 prospective students and graduates in the humanities yielded a peek into the minds of today’s students: A full 44 percent of those surveyed stated that they’d be willing to pay more for a more personalized approach in the classroom, as reported by The Telegraph. ...

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Bloomberg Announces New University Diversity Initiative
January 16, 2017
Race and gender have long played roles in increasing diversity on campuses across the US.  The latest player?  Class.  Michael Bloomberg, in partnership with several top university and college presidents, recently launched the American Talent Initiative, aimed at increasing opportunit...

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Valuable Career Guidance Yields Valuable Memories
January 12, 2017
Students who attend universities that have high-quality career services departments tend to have fond memories of their alma maters, a recent Gallup-Purdue Index survey reveals.  Let’s take a closer look.

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ACT Raises Test Prices to Combat Cheating
January 9, 2017
In an age of information leaks, standardized testing is not immune.  Iowa-based ACT Inc, the company that produces the high-stakes university entrance exam, will raise its fees for international students.  Why?  To combat international systemic cheating. Read on to learn more about wh...

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The US Aims to Send More Students Overseas
January 5, 2017
The US is a major mecca for international students, but are its own students seeking out the same opportunities in other countries? Not so much, according to the Institute of International Education’s (IIE) report, “Open Doors 2016.” Here’s a closer look at the findings, alon...

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How Four University Students Solved the Fake News Crisis
December 29, 2016
Four university students at a hackathon at Princeton recently developed a Chrome extension to help social media platforms correctly identify fake news from real.  Learn more about their project—and its potential impact on tech giants like Facebook and Google.

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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...