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Dollar strength putting a squeeze on international students

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University education in the US is known to be a big financial commitment, being amongst the most expensive in the world. But the recent strength...
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Spain plans visa changes to boost international student recruitment

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The Spanish government is seeking ways to redress the issue and proposed legislative changes to visa regulations are intended to benefit foreigners wishing to study, and stay, in the country. Here's how amendments to current visa laws for foreign students could help revive the international populations of Spanish university campuses, as well as stimulating investment in the pandemic-stricken student accommodation sector.
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Reliance on international student fees puts UK universities at risk

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The global conditions of the past several years, most notably institutional lockdowns, border closures, and migratory restrictions, have led to a dramatic decrease in...
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Proposed changes to UK student loans branded ‘cruel’ and ‘regressive’

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The UK government is currently in a consultation process over a set of proposed changes to the student loan regime. According to an impact...
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Report finds discrimination is still a common experience of black researchers

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Findings from the Royal Society of Chemistry have shown that black and minority researchers face disproportionate challenges in funding applications, pay and promotions. A materials...
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Language and social concerns prove disincentivising for intl students in Germany

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Despite the challenges presented by Covid-19, German universities managed to retain international students through the pandemic. In the 2020/21 cohort, the number of international...
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Career services as a ‘make or break’ student helpline

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Social capital is the combination of knowledge, resources and tools people use when building networks as they progress through life. Effective social capital allows...
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Education innovation central to future of universities, says Dutch academic

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In conversation with Wageningen University, Professor Dirk van Damme (Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Curriculum Redesign in Boston, MA, US) details what...
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Diversification targets receive mixed opinion in post-lockdown Australia

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Whilst UK universities are bouncing back from Covid-19 in their international student numbers, Australia is finding the transition slightly more tricky. As one of...
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Changes to UK student loan requirements spell difficulties for disadvantaged students

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The UK government is making plans to increase the minimum grade requirements for English and maths GSCEs that students would need in order to...
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