6 June 2018

Around the world in five

Here’s a round-up of five developments and news stories from key international education markets.

Around the world in 20

EUROPE

Erasmus study abroad programme to extend beyond EU by 2021

As Brexit looms and more countries look to join the international higher education sector, the Erasmus exchange programme, which allows EU students to study within other EU regions, is set to allow other countries to participate.

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JAPAN

ID system to track international student workers

Japan will start tracking international residents’ work status via its national ID system, allowing it to better enforce labour rules such as the 28-hour-per-week limit for work by international students.

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CANADA

International recruitment keeps growing, but stakeholders concerned

The international student flow to Canada hasn’t slowed down after a record-breaking 51,020 study visas in 2017, but stakeholders are concerned that the sector needs to focus on outward mobility as well.

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US

Report: US introduces restrictions for some Chinese visas

The US government is moving to limit the period of validity for visas issued to some Chinese students and researchers in specified technology fields.

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NETHERLANDS

Courses and degrees in English are fine as long as standards don’t suffer

Institutions can offer more courses and degrees in English as long as it leads to an improvement in standards and Dutch students are not forced out, the country's education minister said amid concerns over the growing number of international students

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