18 July 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 21

UK

What can the UK do to attract overseas students? Imitate Australia

The UK must not become complacent – competition for international students around the world is growing. We need a coordinated effort between universities, government and the private sector.

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SCOTLAND

Push for post-study work scheme

Scotland has urged the UK government to review its immigration policy and to create a Scotland-specific post-study work scheme.

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VIET NAM

Cram-and-exam framework has got to go

Employers across Vietnam say its graduates lack critical thinking skills and work-readiness and are calling for the cram-and-exam framework to go.

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RUSSIA

New recruitment drive to attract students from Europe and America

The Russian government is planning to introduce a series of measures, including new scholarships and streamlined visa processing, to encourage more students from Western countries to study in Russia.

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CHINA

Belt and Road countries attract students

Countries that are part of China’s Belt and Road Initiative are more popular among Chinese students as study destinations, with 66,100 students in ‘en route’ countries in 2017, up 15.7 percent from 2016.

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