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Plans for Women’s Universities Underway in Pakistan
April 21, 2017

Countries around the world are prioritizing gender equality in higher education. The latest to take steps toward diversity? Pakistan. Last month, Minister of State for Federal Education and Professional Training Baligh Ur Rehman informed the National Assembly of the government’s intent to establish women’s universities in each district, according to a recent report from the Pakistan Observer. Here’s a closer look at the plans. 


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Free Public Universities in the Philippines
April 18, 2017
The Philippines just passed a bill that will give qualifying students free tuition at all state universities and colleges.  Who’s qualified, and what does this mean?  Let’s take a closer look.

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How is Ontario Taking the Guesswork Out of Financial Aid?
April 12, 2017
Applying for financial aid can sometimes feel like shooting in the dark: How do you know whether you’ll qualify and for how much? The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is taking a giant step toward improved transparency thanks to a revamped financial assistance program set to debut in ...

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Universities to Play Critical Role in Closing the Skills Gap
April 4, 2017
The bad news? Nearly half of employers believe that college graduates lack key skills expected of them at the time of hiring, according to a recent Student Development Survey from the UK’s Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR). The good news? Not only can these skills can be acquired in a r...

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New Trends in US International Student Enrollment
March 31, 2017
A new study shows a shift in international student enrollment since Donald Trump has taken office in the US.  Learn more about what the seismic shift in international student demographics in the US means for the global student.

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What Does Brexit Mean for Erasmus?
March 28, 2017
Tomorrow, the UK will begin the formal process of leaving the European Union by triggering Article 50. There are many questions that remain regarding the process and outcome of Brexit, but for higher education in the UK and Europe, one pressing issue continues to be the UK's status in relation to th...

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Global Korea to Offer Scholarships to International Students
March 24, 2017
We recently reported on the uptick of women earning degrees in Korea.  Well, there’s more good news.  Korea just launched a Global Korean Scholarship Fund aimed at recruiting talented international students who want to study at Korean graduate schools.  Let’s take a closer...

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Australia Aims to Attract More Indigenous Students and Faculty
March 21, 2017
Learn about Universities Australia’s ambitious plans to attract at least 50 percent more indigenous students by 2020.  The plan focuses on higher retention and success rates for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.  Let’s take a closer look.

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Can You Guess Which Country Just Beat the UK as Best European Study Destination?
March 17, 2017
The UK has long reigned supreme as Europe’s international study destination of choice. But a just-released study from Study.EU finds another country atop the list. Here’s a closer look at the findings.

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Opportunities Abound in Canada for French Immersion Teachers
March 14, 2017
More Canadian families are showing interest in French immersion programs, leading to a new challenge for the country’s schools: a shortage of teachers in this field. The Globe and Mail recently reported on the phenomenon; here’s a closer look.

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May 23, 2017

Not all of Canada’s PhD students are taking the conventional route into academia after graduation, according to a recent report from the Univers...


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May 19, 2017

In the wake of Brexit, UK universities have begun to diversify their funding.  Learn about record-breaking philanthropy to universities in the UK...


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May 16, 2017

The Chinese Ministry of Education has some innovative ideas to help educate China’s rural poor.  In addition to expanding enrollment option...