International Students Finally Escape Ukraine

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This week’s news shows a glimpse of hope as some of the international students in Ukraine are able to go home and be with their families. Universities around the world are also accommodating the students to continue their education despite starting it in Ukraine. Visa applications and border controls are also adjusted to welcome the refugees who seek temporary shelter while the humanitarian crisis continues.

After Dayslong Journey, International Students Finally Escape Ukraine: ‘It Felt Like a Miracle’

An estimated 700 international students from India, 400 from Nigeria, and others from Turkey and South Africa found their way home after many days of travel by bus, train, and plane throughout Ukraine and across borders. Students turned to social media to plead for help, using the hashtag “SaveSumyStudents,” but limited access to electricity made calling attention to their plight difficult. With the help from the Indian embassy and Sumy State University, buses arrived for the students to ride that would get them to the train station for Poland. The Nigerian government also helped their citizens by securing their transportation to take them to Nigeria.

US, Netherlands Universities Woo Mumbai Students With Multiple Course Options

Public and private universities from countries such as the US, Netherlands organized an international study fair for Indian students who wished to study abroad at Courtyard by Marriott in the city. With India being one of the biggest markets for international students, the universities present in the fair pitched the specialty of their programs, environment, benefits and much more to individuals who were interested in knowing more about what each university offered to them. Students from a wide range of educational backgrounds were present to get an idea of how pursuing education abroad would look like for them.

Int’l Students in Canada Are Struggling With Inflation — Will More Work Hours Solve Their Dilemma?
The Canadian Federation of Students is pushing for the government to increase the 20-hour work restriction for international students. The initiative is from the rise of living costs in Canada. The Director of the Guru Nanak Food Bank in Surrey in British Columbia, says international students in Canada are prepared for tuition fees but are looking for more avenues for income due to inflation.
International Students in Canada Faced Mental Health Issues During Pandemic, Survey Reveals
According to a survey conducted by researchers at a university in Canada, 55 percent out of 1,000 international students all over the world were at risk of depression, while 50 percent were at risk of an anxiety disorder because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of the reasons were academic and financial stress, online educational resources or the lack thereof, language barriers, and. distance from family.
UK Announces Immigration Rule Changes Applicable to Ukrainian Nationals
The UK government has announced a number of changes to the UK immigration rules applicable to Ukrainian nationals in response to the ongoing humanitarian crisis. Ukrainian nationals remain visa nationals, which means that they require a visa in order to travel to the United Kingdom, regardless of their intended length of stay. The Ukraine Family Scheme is intended for immediate and extended family members of UK-based sponsors. The immediate family members of extended family members can also apply. The application is free and no immigration health charge is payable. Applicants to the scheme must be Ukrainian nationals unless they are applying as part of a family group with their immediate family member who is a Ukrainian national and qualifies under this scheme. Individuals must apply online.
Number of Chinese Students at UK Universities To Double by End of Decade
According to the Chinese-based digital marketing group Sinobris, the number of applications from Chinese students to undergraduate programs will rise to 50,000 by 2030, compared to 21,250 in 2020. The report cited factors such as the rising number of middle-class parents in China who are looking beyond the rigorous education model in the communist country as well as the rising number of people aged 18-years-old, which is set to hit 16.5 million people by 2030. The United Kingdom remains one of the top desired destinations for Chinese students, the report claims, due to the ease and speed at which degrees and doctorates can be obtained in concert with the prestige and good reputation of universities in Britain.

Minister Says Universities in Ireland Will Offer Places to Irish Students Who Had To Leave UkraineMinister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation, and Science in Ireland Simon Harris said that the country’s universities are willing to help students who have had to leave Ukraine in the middle of their studies by offering them admission. The Irish Universities Association established a working group with the deans of medicine, the Medical Council, the department, and admissions officers to ensure that Irish students who fled from Ukraine “can continue their education and integrate the relevant program at the right level.” In addition to students, Harris said that the government will ensure that Ukrainian people can continue higher education in Ireland too.

New Zealand To Remove Pandemic Mandates As Omicron Wanes

New Zealand will remove many of its COVID-19 pandemic mandates over the next two weeks as an omicron outbreak begins to wane. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Wednesday that people will no longer need to be vaccinated to visit places like retail stores, restaurants and bars from April 4. They will also not be required to scan QR barcodes at those venues. A vaccine mandate will be scrapped for some workers — including teachers, police officers and waiters — though it will continue for health care and aged-care workers, border workers and corrections officers.

Many European Universities Are Helping Ukrainian Students – Here’s How

The European Member States had offered their support to Ukrainian refugees by harboring millions of them, providing work vacancies, and assisting them to resume their studies. Some European institutions are offering support through consultations, vacancies, and mental health assistance, while the rest vowed to enroll students, lower tuition fees, or abolish them all throughout.

EU Urged to Provide More Support for Researchers Fleeing Ukraine

March started with the European Union activating its Temporary Protection Directive, granting refugees the freedom to work immediately, as well as the provision of support to Ukrainian researchers and students. Thus, the Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities, which represents 21 institutions across Europe, hopes more will be and should be done for students and staff from Ukraine.

Irish Universities Offer Increased Opportunities to Indian Students

Ireland’s minister of state for trade promotion Robert Troy inaugurates Maynooth University’s India presence and launches the new brand of Technological University of the Shannon in India. Troy was delighted to see firsthand the commitment that Irish higher education institutions (HEIs) made in India and the opportunity to meet the local representatives of HEIs who play such an important role in advising prospective students and building education links between our two countries. India is a prime market for Maynooth University as the latter seeks to create greater opportunities for international mobility to and from the university and a strong talent pipeline to the industry locally, nationally, and internationally, said Claire Doran, Director of Internalization, Maynooth University.

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The global online education market is expected to reach approximately USD 132.98 billion by 2023, growing at a CAGR of 28.55% from 2017 to 2023. The global online education market has been witnessing a huge growth over the last few years. The factors responsible for the growth of the online education market include increasing Internet and smartphone penetration and increasing government initiatives to develop digital education infrastructure. Online education eliminates the infrastructure cost and offers various courses on demand. Additionally, online education is aided with the cloud which makes the study material accessible from anywhere and at any time. However, lack of awareness and abundance of free content are the challenges faced by the online education market on a global scale.

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