Education

India: Chopras to set up university in the Himalayas

The trust is set to start building the campus for the University of NorthWest Himalayas in Dehradun, an education hub at the foothill of the Himalayas, with the aim of opening in August 2018. The university aims to build capacity to enrol 1,500 domestic and international students in its initial development phase, later expanding to take in 5,000 students. “It’s ... Read More »

Improving pathways between study is critical for Canada

Even in British Columbia, which is “the most articulated [province] in the country”, said Ian Humphreys, provost and vice-president academic and students at Langara College in Vancouver, “what we find is mobility is not as great as we would like it to be.” Tina Bax, founder and president of ELT and pathway provider CultureWorks, emphasised that international students are looking for “more ... Read More »

US: Shorelight, UMass partner on blended master’s

The joint initiative between the two entities, UMass Amherst Global is set to launch in summer 2017, and will offer master’s degrees in electrical and computer engineering subjects. “We are excited to partner with Shorelight Education to bring the world-class faculty and student experience of UMass Amherst to top students across the globe through an innovative combination of new technology and on-campus learning,” ... Read More »

US, UK slip in latest ICEF i-graduate Agent Barometer

The survey of more than 1,000 agents from 108 countries shows that just 67% rated the US “very attractive”, down from 77% in 2015. The UK fared even worse, with the number of agents finding it “very attracting” declining almost 20% to 48% this year, compared to 64% in 2015. The number of agents reporting study visa concerns among their ... Read More »

International educators react to shock Trump victory

“There is so much at stake for all of our citizens as well as for the international community in how we choose to move forward now that the campaign season is over,” said Marlene Johnson, executive director and CEO of NAFSA. “We have been advocating for each of our newly elected leaders (as well as those they appoint next year) ... Read More »

SA: student visas extended amid campus protests

A directive from the Department of Home Affairs details a blanket extension that means students whose visas expire on or before December 31, 2016 will now be able to remain in the country until March 31, 2017. “Acting otherwise would be insensitive to the plight of students, their parents, sponsors and broader society” “We had to intervene in the interest ... Read More »

Student opinions on Trump win flood social media

Sharing their thoughts on social media, many have expressed consternation at the result, fearing that it may jeopardise their chances of studying in the US. A Jordanian student wondered on Facebook: “Am I still going to be able to study in the US if Trump win?” Meanwhile on Twitter, one prospective international student wrote: “Now I won’t study overseas in US. My ... Read More »

65% of students more likely to choose US if Clinton wins

Carried out by Seattle-based Study in the USA, a Department of Commerce partner that connects international students with universities and colleges in the US, the study surveyed over 1,000 students from 130 countries from October 14 to this week. “International students contribute $30.5bn to the US economy and support 373,000 jobs” Students were asked to share their nationality, and answer: whether the ... Read More »

JEE Main Eligibility

JEE Main 2017 exam is the most sought exam among the students of India. JEE (Joint Entrance Examination) is a two tier examination (Main & Advanced) regulated by CBSE Board. Candidates can get admissions in B.Tech/B.Archprogrammes offered by NITs, IIITs and other engineering institutions through JEE Main exam while IITs offer these courses through JEE Advanced exam. JEE Main exam ... Read More »

UK inquiry to look at impact on HE post-Brexit

The inquiry will look at the implications of the UK leaving the European Union for EU students and staff studying and working at universities in England. “The committee also aims to examine the effect of Brexit on the reputation of England’s universities and ask how they can remain competitive,” according to the government website. It will also look at the future ... Read More »