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Canada Debuts $2B Program for Higher Education Innovation
May 12, 2016

Canada recently reinforced its commitment to excellence in research, science and innovation by opening the application process for new $2 billion infrastructure higher education funding. Let’s take a closer look at the plan, along with its projected impact on higher education in Canada as well as the country at large.


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Singapore Universities to Look Beyond Grades
May 9, 2016
While intake allowances have long mandated that Singapore’s polytechnic institutes and universities select and enroll students according to their grades, a new scheme set to debut in 2017 will allow more room to admit students on the basis of aptitude-related factors, including interests and t...

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Russia Takes Aims at Attracting More Vietnamese Students
May 5, 2016
Representatives of several Russian universities traveled to Vietnam last month as part of an ongoing effort to improve bilateral relations between the two countries. A major goal of the trip? Better positioning toward attracting a larger share of Vietnam’s rising international student populati...

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Growing Support for Thailand's New Academic Calendar
April 21, 2016
Thailand recently shifted its higher-education academic year to align more closely with Western academic schedules. Some people still favor the former system, but a recent poll indicates that the new academic calendar is gaining support. Let's take a look at the changes and how Thai students feel ab...

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The US Sees Record Numbers of Singaporean Students
April 18, 2016
Why are Singaporean students keen to study abroad in the United States of America? Figures show an increase in the number of students from Singapore who matriculate in the US, and a surprising number of these students are enrolled in top-tier American institutions.  Let's take a closer look at ...

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New Ranking System Will Help Low-Income Students in the US
April 14, 2016
It's easy to find out which colleges and universities in the US are top-ranked or most prestigious, but for low-income students, these rankings don't provide the right kind of information. Now the US government has implemented a new ranking system for higher education institutions. Let's find out mo...

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Study Abroad Boosts Japanese Students' Confidence and Satisfaction
April 11, 2016
Here's another reason to study abroad! A new survey of Japanese students found that studying abroad during university had a positive impact on their life and careers. It's no surprise that international study is a great choice, but this survey pointed to several interesting factors. Let's delve deep...

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Are English Universities Raking It In?
April 7, 2016
English universities saw all-time highs in operating surpluses last year, according to a recent report from The Guardian. To what can this increase be attributed, and is the trend U.K.-wide? Let’s take a closer look.

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New Canadian Government Reverses Immigration Regulations
April 4, 2016
Canada's new Liberal government is holding true to its campaign promises, and that means some exciting changes for international students. The new leadership wants more international students to choose Canada as both a study and immigration destination and is easing restrictions enacted by the previ...

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New Report Highlights Research Ties Between the UK, Germany, and France
March 31, 2016
Academic research is an international affair. That's the conclusion of a new report presented in the UK. The report looked at the cooperation between UK universities and institutions around the world and found research has become more collaborative over the last thirty years. Let's take a closer loo...

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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 ...