HE news from around the world

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According to University World News, a panel at the recent NAFSA conference found that Latin American countries such as Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Argentina, Venezuela and Ecuador are sending increasing numbers of their students to study abroad, and are experiencing a growing demand in international education.


The website Expat Forum.com reports that Immigration New Zealand and Education New Zealand have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to speed up student visa processing for international students who use the New Zealand Specialist Agent (NZSA) programme.


The Telegraph describes a move made by the Russian government to recognize degrees from 210 high-ranking foreign universities from 25 countries, cutting red tape for international students wishing to study in Russia.


Despite the weak rupee, Indian students are not being deterred from applying to elite schools in the west. As reported by the Times of India, universities too, remain positive, taking the financial edge off by increased financial aid and scholarships.


The Deccan Chronicle talks to the German consul in Chennai, who details some of the ways his government has recently relaxed job-restrictions on foreign students.


The Voice of America investigates what American and international students think of each other, based on the results of an anonymous survey. This is the first of a series of three articles.


Xinhua reports China's Vice President Xi Jinping's call for more influence of the Communist Party of China (CPC) on education, as well as faculty and student management.


According to Viet Nam News, hundreds of Ha Noi's Viet Nam National University BA and MA degrees are in jeopardy. The institution has been accused of breaking international training co-operation programme rules.


Though the Emirates have strict attendance policies governing the students sent to study abroad, exceptions are being made for Emirati students studying in politically unstable countries. This is to ensure the students' safety, reports The National.


The Daily Yomiuri reports, that in an effort to produce internationally competetive students who qualify for admissions in international universities, the Japanese government has asked the International Baccalaureate Organization too offer their International Baccalaureate in Japanese.


The Times Higher Education investigtes UK universities' practices of, and spending on, recruiting international students via overseas agents.