Note From the Editor
It looks very much like business-as-usual for international education in many countries as stories coming from top international education destinations in the past week focused more on rebuilding and resetting operations rather than anything concerning pandemic responses. Although we can look at this as a positive development, we must still be cautious of a resurgence of infections that is now happening in some parts of the world and continue to be careful when going outside and being in crowded places.
It’s about this time when students applying for a US college or university get their respective SAT, ACT, or other college aptitude exam results. Here is a quick guide to knowing what type of student they are based on their test results.
Tech company Sinorbis is all set to expand its footprint in Europe and North America to help these HEIs reach more students around the world. All of this aims to help HEIs in these countries and regions expand their digital presence to attract and teach students in China and other parts of the world.
According to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), the number of international students from India who went to Canada from January to November 2021 was over 100,000. The factors that contributed to the increase were the friendly immigration policies that Canada has, along with the affordability of international education fees plus the accommodation and living expenses.
According to a survey of more than 700 education agents around the world, 53 percent of agents gave the United Kingdom the highest rating on its ease of visa application, processing times, acceptance rate, explanation for the rejection, and duration of stay granted.
In his “Reset, Rebuild and Reform” address, Federal Education Minister Jason Clare announced Australia’s commitment to a “reset” of relations between government and universities including the rebuilding of the international education sector.
Deputy Premier Roger Cook and International Education Minister David Templeman will lead West Australia’s largest-ever business delegation on an Invest and Trade WA mission to India from July 12 to 19. The business delegation is made up of more than 110 representatives from different sectors, including international education.
Through the Victorian Government International Education Resilience Fund, more than 9,400 University of Melbourne international students have benefited from the expanded support services in 2022. University of Melbourne Study Hubs allowed students to have access to various programs to learn and connect with the University community, no matter where they are.
With New Zealand’s school holiday in full swing this July, Air New Zealand advises travelers, including international students, of a busy schedule that is aggravated by winter weather and widespread sickness. Passengers are asked to be extra patient and understanding during this time.
The annual report of the Swedish Higher Education Authority (UKÄ) stated that a total of 33,300 incoming overseas students joined classes in Sweden in 2020/21. The number returned to the levels they had reached before the pandemic.
Indian students are now looking closer to home for their international Education degrees. More specifically, in Asian countries, which can now offer degrees formerly found in more popular destinations such as the US and Canada.
Despite the inclusion of the cities of Bengaluru, Mumbai, Chennai, and Delhi in the recently released QS Best Student Cities Rankings 2023, India placed at the bottom of the Student Mix Indicator. The Study in India (SII) program introduced by the Ministry of Education four years ago was to help in attracting more international students from countries around India. The scope of the program may be expanded to bring more international students into the country.
More than 2,000 Nanyang Technological University in Singapore are facing difficulties at the moment, due in large part to the shortage of on-campus housing. The situation was aggravated when even both local and international students who currently have rooms in these residences were asked to vacate them by July 15.
Solent was founded in July 2005, but it has a long and complex educational history. Incorporated as an independent higher education institution in 1989, the University’s origins can be traced back to a private School of Art founded in 1855. Mergers between Southampton College of Art, the College of Technology, and the College of Nautical Studies at Warsash laid the foundations for what is now Solent University.
Solent University is all about creating opportunities: for its students, for its staff, and for its partners. It offers expertise and experiences that students couldn’t get anywhere else, opening doors and making introductions. The university is focused on the practical side of higher education – giving the students the connections, experience, and confidence to turn their newfound knowledge into a career with real, meaningful impact.
The Master of Public Administration: Health Administration degree at Hilbert College is designed to prepare students with the skills to succeed in public service and health care management positions in a wide variety of organizations. This program integrates the core curriculum of Hilbert’s MPA with a special focus on health administration and services.
There are several advantages to earning this type of MHA degree at Hilbert, including no specific undergraduate degree required to apply, degree completion in 18 months, entirely online format convenient for working individuals, enhance leadership and management skillset, potentially qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness, and develop a professional network locally, nationally and internationally.
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