13 September 2017 at 9:00 am
Around the world in five
Here’s a round-up of five developments and news stories from key international education markets.
What institution rankings are most important to students?
An annual survey of prospective international students found that university rankings are an important decision factor for 25 percent of respondents. The survey also found that QS World University Rankings and The Times Higher Education World University Rankings are the most popular among prospective students, including those in China and India.
Group of Eight university consortia propose special visa for Indian PhDs
Australia’s Group of Eight (Go8) university consortia pushed for a special visa for researchers and PhD graduates during the Australian Business Week 2017 in India. They also outlined action points to enhance both countries’ student and research collaboration.
Asia rising in university rankings
US universities are struggling to maintain their dominance the latest World University Rankings 2018 by Times Higher Education (THE). US universities now face increasing competition from established institutions in the UK as well as those in Asia as their institutions provide more options to students worldwide.
Governments are among game changers in global education
Among the finalists in the inaugural PIEoneer Awards are the Australian government’s outbound student mobility programme, the Malaysia Qualifications Agency, an international alumni jobs network in Hong Kong and Viet Nam, and an aptitude test from language learning app Duolingo.
EU students will face tougher entry requirements post-Brexit
Students from EU countries coming to study in the UK could face a more arduous application process after Brexit, one that requires them to sit an English language test and prove they have enough money to support themselves.
Important update: passport requirements for temporary visa applicants offshore
Immigration New Zealand has advised of a temporary change to passport requirements for temporary visa applicants offshore. Read more.