13 March 2019

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 30

GLOBAL

Just how important is a university website? Very, new study finds 

Institution websites play an important role in student applications, with up to 85 percent of ‘stealth applicants’ primarily applying based on visits to the university website alone.

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ASIA

University launched by eight SAARC nations announces admissions

The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) has announced dates for postgraduate STEM programme admission applications for its South Asia University, including offering specially created multiple-entry South Asia University visas.

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EUROPE

54 networks bid to join European Universities pilot

Fifty-four bids have been received by the European Universities Initiative, which aims to deepen the collaboration between European universities.

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CANADA

Canada eases application requirements for post-study work permits

The Canadian Government has expanded the window during which international students may apply for a post-study work visa to six months and has also allowed students to apply from outside Canada.

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IRELAND

62% of international graduates of Irish HEIs employed in Ireland

At least 62 percent of international student graduates of Irish higher education institutions in 2017 found employment in Ireland.

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