Western Sydney University offers $1500 for Chinese students to return - Global Education Times (GET News)

Western Sydney University offers $1500 for Chinese students to return

Australia’s Western Sydney University has announced that it will offer AUD $1500 to Chinese students in order to subsidise their return to studies at the university.

The Coronavirus travel ban currently restricts travel to Australia from mainland China, and individuals travelling from China must first spend 14 days in another country before they can return to Australia.

Western Sydney University is offering a one-off subsidy to affected Chinese students to help cover this additional travel cost, so that they can return and commence their studies.

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Over half of Cyprus higher education enrolments now foreign students - Global Education Times (GET News)

Over half of Cyprus higher education enrolments now foreign students

27,000 of 51,000 students in Cyprus higher education – more than half – in 2018-19 were foreign students, according to the Cyprus Ministry of Education.

Overall, the number of students attending higher education institutions in Cyprus has risen by 59% since 2013, to 51,000 students in 2019.

Of note, in the last set of data released prior to the current report, out of the 48,000 students attending Cypriot higher education colleges in the academic year 2017-18, half of these originated from EU and third countries (non-EU), a proportion that has since grown.

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Aarhus University to use D2L Brightspace as new learning platform - Global Education Times (GET News)

Aarhus University to use D2L Brightspace as new learning platform

Aarhus University has announced that it has chosen D2L Brightspace as its new learning platform. A statement from Aarhus University stated D2L Brightspace platform was chosen for its ‘usability and broad range of features’. Alongside the features Brightspace brings to the table, Aarhus says it made its decision based on the opportunities the platform provides […]

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Humber International Graduate School to open in 2021 - Global Education Times (GET News)

Humber International Graduate School to open in 2021

Canada’s Humber College has announced that it will open the Humber International Graduate School in January 2021.

This new location, named the Humber International Graduate School (Humber IGS), will be in Toronto and will provide business-focused programmes specialising in work-integrated learning.

Humber claims the new campus will enable international students to be well-connected with the employment opportunities available in Toronto, as the city is Canada’s financial services hub and one of the region’s most dynamic technology sectors.

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Monash University to open new foreign campus in Indonesia - Global Education Times (GET News)

Monash University to open new foreign campus in Indonesia

Australia’s Monash University has announced plans to open a new foreign campus in Indonesia.

Monash university announced that it had been granted approval by the Government of Indonesia to establish the country’s first foreign university campus.

The campus, based in Jakarta and fully supported by both the governments of Indonesia and Australia, will provide research-intensive and industry-engaged Master and PhD level degrees.

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Housing and tuition cost key factors impacting global study abroad - Global Education Times (GET News)

Housing and tuition cost key factors impacting global study abroad

An educations.com study has revealed tuition cost and housing as the top factors impacting global study abroad.

The study entitled “International Higher Education Report 2019: Student Trends” focused on various factors which impact the decisions made by students deciding where to study abroad.

32,000 students representing 192 nationalities were surveyed by educations.com.

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US ranked top ‘dream’ study abroad destination - Global Education Times (GET News)

US ranked top ‘dream’ study abroad destination

The United States is the top ‘dream’ study abroad destination for international students, research by educations.com has revealed.

The US is the top desired study abroad destination for undergraduate as well as postgraduate students, the educations.com study “International Higher Education Report 2019: Student Trends” found.

While the US is the top ‘dream’ destination, the research found that, rounding out the Top 3 choices, the other desirable study abroad destinations were the UK and Canada.

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Degree fraud affecting nearly half of UK businesses - Global Education Times (GET News)

Degree fraud affecting nearly half of UK businesses

A survey by Prospects has found that half of UK employers have been victims of degree fraud.

The Prospects study also found that many of these employers do not take sufficient steps to protect their business against further fraud.

The survey revealed that as much as 49% of large businesses and 48% of SMEs in the UK have faced candidates who have lied about a degree qualification (for example, individuals who were found to be inflating a grade or even falsely claiming to possess a degree).

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