News Archive, December 2012


Saudi Arabia bans students from studying in Sudan, Arabian Business, 31 December 2012

Canada announces new measures to protect international students, Expat Forum, 31 December 2012

Iran offers 500 scholarships to Afghan students, The Frontier Post (Pakistan), 31 December 2012

UK flags interviews for over 100,000 foreign students, The Australian, 31 December 2012

Yale Under Fire for New Campus in Restrictive Singapore, CNBC, 30 December 2012

Becoming region’s learning hub, The Star (Malaysia), 30 December 2012

U.S. Group Raises Funds for Syrian Scholars, The New York Times, 30 December 2012

Turkish universities are heating up, Hurriet Daily News, 28 December 2012

Interview 180: Where Does Kazakhstan's Higher Education Stand?,, 28 December 2012

Fiscal cliff effect on colleges and universities, Dayton Daily News, 28 December 2012

International third-level students worth €900m to economy, Irish Examiner, 28 December 2012

Syrian refugees get chance to attend Turkish universities, UNHCR (UN Refugee Agency), 28 December 2012

Tribal leader in overseas student surveys after i-graduate takeover, The Times Higher Education, 28 December 2012

The Colleges With Most Popular Study Abroad Programs: Princeton Review List, The Huffington Post, 24 December 2012

Learning new lessons, The Economist, 22 December 2012

Students Protest Against Closure of Their “Inefficient” University, Ria Novostni, 20 December 2012

Seek, locate, repatriate! 'Dalek' home secretary's visa stance angers v-c, The Times Higher Education, 20 December 2012

NZ Universities Hoping to Attract Indonesian Students, The Jakarta Globe, 20 December 2012

The Surprising Thing I Learned about the GRE, Voice of America, 19 December 2012

Hungarian Students Protest Education Reforms, ABC News, 19 December 2012

Chinese universities urged to fight back against foreign religion, The Telegraph, 19 December 2012

Grade inflation blows up German universities, The Local (Germany), 19 December 2012

China directs universities to resist foreign infiltration (Chinese language doc), The Washington Post, 19 December 2012

Sexual Assault and Study Abroad, Inside Higher Ed, 19 December 2012

Not Your University, Inside Higher Ed, 19 December 2012

Many Indians refused study visa, The Australian, 19 December 2012

Skolkovo takes Saudi school as model, Russia Beyond the Headlines, 18 December 2012

'An Economic Time Bomb': The World's Unemployed Youth, The Atlantic, 18 December 2012

AUS launches region's first guide to picking a university, The National (UAE), 18 December 2012

India to do a US, track foreign students from April, Hindustan Times, 18 December 2012

For second year, fewer Indian students went to US colleges, The Hindu, 18 December 2012

Who Are MOOCs Most Likely to Help?, The Atlantic, 18 December 2012

Free online courses offered by universities will not revolutionise the way traditional degree courses are delivered, says expert, Outlaw News, 18 December 2012

Universities told to consult with businesses to design training curricula, Vietnam Bridge, 18 December 2012

Master-degree scholarships for UK universities open for Thai, The Nation (Thailand), 18 December 2012

Can private universities lift India?, Asia Times Online, 18 December 2012

Education safety net, New Straits Times, 18 December 2012

China's rich and skilled leave in record numbers, South China Morning Post, 18 December 2012

Universities overseas help draw up plans for expansion, China Daily, 18 December 2012

Doctors Crossing Borders, Inside Higher Ed, 18 December 2012

Migration target panned by another Parliamentary committee, The Times Higher Education, 18 December 2012

The worst word of 2012, Foreign Policy, 17 December 2012

Chilean Justice Minister resigns over private universities accreditation scandal, Merco News, 17 December 2012

Is Erasmus Europe's success story?, Guatemala Times, 17 December 2012

Russia shakes up its universities, Nature, 17 December 2012

New ranking targets 500 universities, EU Commission (press release), 17 December 2012

Testing time for China's migrant millions, Channel News Asia, 17 December 2012

Private colleges make big bucks getting student visas for foreigners, Malaysia Chronicle, 17 December 2012

Students turn to foreign shores as rise in tuition fees brings brain drain fears, Yorkshire Post, 17 December 2012

‘India, the next giant in he’, The Times of India, 17 December 2012

Foreign students in UK will get fingerprints scanned to prove legality, Pakistan Today, 17 December 2012

New degree system aimed at drawing overseas students to New Zealand, Global Times, 17 December 2012

Are MOOCs becoming mechanisms for international competition in global higher ed?, Inside Higher Ed, 16 December 2012

Smaller U.S. Colleges Try to Crack Chinese Market, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 16 December 2012

Tibet students jailed for protest as language tensions rise, University World News, 14 December 2012

Home ministry to track foreign students, Daily News and Analysis (India), 14 December 2012

Steep decline in Indian student enrolments at Australian universities (Audio), Radio Australia, 14 December 2012

Korruptionswächter nehmen Unis ins Visier, Der Spiegel, 14 December 2012

“You lied, Viktor”, The Budapest Times, 14 December 2012

Why companies ignore masters in engineering institutes, Times of India, 14 December 2012

Virtual University promoting education, The Nation (Pakistan), 14 December 2012

Internet remains unregulated after UN treaty blocked, The Guardian, 14 December 2012

Open University launches British Mooc platform to rival US providers, The Times Higher Education, 14 December 2012

Indian student numbers falling, The Age, 14 December 2012

Torrens University Australia to attract Spanish, South American students, Adelaide Now, 13 December 2012

'Japan, Korea should set up varsities here', New Straits Times, 13 December 2012

Aakash Tablet to be Available for $35 Soon: Kapil Sibal, AEG India (ThinkDevGrow blog), 13 December 2012

The benefits of immigration on the lab: more papers and citations, The Times Higher Education, 13 December 2012

Study abroad for Hong Kong students in China slated, University World News, 13 December 2012

World’s Top Ten Best Universities for Communication and Media, Student News IE, 13 December 2012

China's Betting On Innovation And It Could Change The World, Business Insider, 12 December 2012

UK share of global student market 'flatlining at best', University World News, 12 December 2012

Haiti - Education : First meeting of the Inter-University Consortium, Haiti Libre, 12 December 2012

Sudan must end violent repression of student protests, Amnesty International, 12 December 2012

In Defence of British Universities, London Review of Books, 12 December 2012

Theresa May Announces Tougher Restrictions On Foreign Students Studying In The UK, Huffington Post UK, 12 December 2012

Should Engineers Pay Less for College Than English Majors?, The New York Times, 12 December 2012

As its universities turn out engineering grads, Poland attracts US tech giants, NBC News, 12 December 2012

Enrolments in private sphere evaporating, The Australian, 12 December 2012

Brazilian higher education sees general improvement in the last three years, Invest in Brazil, 12 December 2012

International Students Benefit from New Immigration Levels, Immigration Canada, 12 December 2012

Leading engineering schools for Asian students, Asian Correspondent, 11 December 2012

Scholarships in UK universities, Hindustan Times, 11 December 2012

Scheme to lure Hongkongers to mainland universities criticised, South China Morning Post, 11 December 2012

Studienplatzbewirtschaftung, Zugangshürden und Studiengebühren, Der Standard (Austria), 11 December 2012

Over 1,300 Turkish Scientists now Working abroad, Turkish Weekly, 11 December 2012

French university professors decry a failing system, France 24, 11 December 2012

International students easy prey for immigration recruiters, CBC News, 11 December 2012

More Fijians to study in Asia in 2013, Fiji Broadcasting Corporation, 11 December 2012

UK students eye US ivy league as fees bite, The Australian, 11 December 2012

May hits at universities on immigration, Financial Times, 11 December 2012

Studium in den USA "Ihr deutschen Studenten seid die besten", Der Spiegel, 10 December 2012

Spanish state universities protest cutbacks, Associated Press, 10 December 2012

Think tank warns against “quality assurance” creeping into universities, Montreal Gazette, 10 December 2012

Crisis: Greece, University faculties to be slashed by 30%, Ansa Med, 10 December 2012

Georgetown University joins edX to offer free courses online, The Chronicle of Higher Education, 10 December 2012

How the cost of a degree is now £100,000, The Independent, 9 December 2012

Debate on potential to host several higher education hubs, University World News, 8 December 2012

International ranking systems cannot constitute the basis for benchmarking of Indian institutions, Indian Education Dictionary, 7 December 2012

MOOCs: This could be huge... , Times Higher Education, 6 December 2012

Exec education takes Indian B-schools global, Business Standard, 6 December 2012

L'université de Toulouse lance une antenne chinoise, Le Point, 5 December 2012 

Peru - WB to grant US$25mln for education quality improvement, Agencia Andina, 5 December 2012

Class of 2012: Young Europeans trapped by language, Associated Press, 5 December 2012

Is the UN About to Take Over the Internet?, Mother Jones, 5 December 2012

Companies Expanding Overseas Help Create US Jobs, Study Finds, Money News, 5 December 2012

New universities on the way, The New Age (South Africa), 5 December 2012

STEM Jobs Act moves forward, Saudi Gazette, 5 December 2012

Number of Americans studying in Canada increases, The Western Front, 4 December 2012

Universities Exceeding Needs - Mismatch: Universities on rise but students in decline, Japan Times, 4 December 2012

Higher ed avenues discussed with EU official, Oman Daily Observer, 4 December 2012

Uni 2.0: Ein bisschen Harvard für alle, (Austria), 3 December 2012

Swedish education level slips in global ranking, The Local (Sweden), 3 December 2012

Not making the grade, The Moscow News, 3 December 2012

UK universities are wary of getting on board the mooc train, The Guardian, 3 December 2012

Sources: Ukrainian professors are told to downgrade students to pay fewer stipends, Kyiv Post, 3 December 2012

Amid scandal, Chile seeks to reform accreditation system, The Santiago Times, 3 December 2012

How International Students Can Reduce Personal Expenses in College, US News and World Report, 3 December 2012

Libyan students in Malaysia left high and dry, Saudi Gazette, 3 December 2012

Out of the shadows, Financial Times, 3 December 2012

Is SUU rushing foreign students into college classes? Higher education » Saudi mission bans its students from entering troubled program with unorthodox fast track, The Salt Lake Tribune, 3 December 2012

Sciences Po Director Ousted, Inside Higher Ed, 3 December 2012

China seeks innovation space in Gujarat, The Times of India, 3 December 2012

Hong Kong in hot pursuit of Ivy League education, CNN, 3 December 2012

Let’s revive middle-level colleges, Business Daily Africa, 2 December 2012

UK’s new visa regime dampens college applications, admissions, The Hindu, 2 December 2012

Nigerian Students Spend N80b To Study In The UK,, 2 December 2012

Kenya minister reassures KIU students on degrees, The Observer (Uganda), 2 December 2012

Higher education - Not what it used to be, The Economist, 1 December 2012