27 October 2020 at 9:00 am

Around the world in five

Here's a round-up of news stories from our key international education markets.

Around the world in 10 v2

FINLAND

University World News: What makes international students want to stay on or go?

Three-quarters of bachelor degree graduates and two-thirds of masters and doctoral graduates live on in Finland for three or more years after their degree, according to new research.

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NEW ZEALAND

Checkpoint: Education NZ chair details exemptions for foreign PhD students

Interview with Education New Zealand Chair Steve Maharey. "They can come from any country as long as they are involved in PhD study, or they are Masters students."

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GLOBAL

University World News: Combating discrimination against international students

Our findings outline disturbing trends in discrimination and racism that must be dealt with urgently by universities in the immediate aftermath of COVID and in the longer term. While this list is certainly not exhaustive, we provide the following suggestions for ongoing social support for and inclusion of international students

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UNITED STATES

The PIE News: “Perceived barriers” driving prospective students away from US

While the US higher education community has overcome many of the political and Covid-19 related challenges facing the international education sector, a great deal of  “perceived” barriers remain for prospective students considering the US, which could be detrimental for recruitment efforts in the future.

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JAPAN

Japan eases restrictions for international travellers, including students

Japan is opening its borders again to international students with visas for longer-term studies. The number of daily arrivals is limited for the time being with greater emphasis given to key sending markets in Asia.

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