International Students in Germany Increase By 6 Percent
May 2, 2017

Germany is well on its way to attracting 350,000 international students by 2020.  With a 6 percent uptick in international students last year alone, Germany makes its mark on the international world stage of academics.  Let’s take a closer look.

New York’s Free College Plan in 400 Words or Less
April 28, 2017
By now you may have heard about recently passed New York state legislation which will offer free tuition at two- and four-year colleges to full-time in-state students. But is there a catch? Here’s a closer look at the finer points of this groundbreaking new program.

Indigenous Students Get Subsidized Accommodations in Australia
April 27, 2017
When classes started last month at the University of Sydney, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander undergraduate students did so with a new financial incentive: the guarantee of subsidized housing, according to a recent ABC News report. While this represented a first in the country, it was in line w...

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...

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...


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