11 February 2021 at 5:02 pm

Around the world in five

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

Around the world in 10 v2

IRELAND

Irish gov’t creates group to enhance student wellbeing

Ireland’s government has announced the creation of a new group, chaired by the Union of Students in Ireland, to examine how student wellbeing and engagement can be enhanced at the country’s higher education institutions.

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GLOBAL

Why ethical internationalisation is no longer a choice

By catering mostly to rich kids from rich families in the developing world, we surely have to admit that international education in developed countries serves to reinforce the economic inequality and social stratification in students’ home societies.

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NEW ZEALAND

Returning student happy with coffee and company

Hannah Mello (29) was the first Otago PhD student to return to complete their studies in New Zealand, under a Government scheme to allow up to 250 overseas PhD students to return the country.

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AUSTRALASIA

Spotlight on Australia and New Zealand

ICEF Monitor featured a country spotlight on New Zealand (including the 1,000 cohort announcement and the global pathways initiative) to their e-subscriber base. Recent surveys among agents and students gave high marks – and top safety ratings – to Australia and New Zealand in the wake of the success that both countries have achieved in limiting the spread of the coronavirus.

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UNITED STATES

US: first Biden policies will “restore” international student confidence

US education organisations have welcomed Joseph Biden as the 46th president of the US, whose administration shows “encouraging signs” towards a more favourable climate for international education, science, and engagement with the world.

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