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Japan’s Female Leaders Call for Commitment to Women in Asia
May 5, 2017

Japan’s excellent and accessible higher education system is highly regarded. Now, the country’s female leaders are stepping up to urge the nation to strengthen its support for the empowerment of women in other Asian countries which lag in the area of gender equity, according to a recent report from The Japan Times. Here’s a closer look at the movement, along with why closing the gender gap matters so much.


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Record Numbers of Chinese Student to Graduate in 2017
May 4, 2017
2017 will see a record number of students graduating from Chinese universities.  Why?   A push from the Chinese governments to generate a highly-skilled workforce.  So what do these graduates do after graduation?  Let’s take a closer look.

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Japan Sees Uptick in International Student Population
April 28, 2017
International students are flocking to Japan—nearly 15 percent more in 2016, according to the latest figures from the Japan Student Services Organization.  Find out where they’re from and why they’re choosing Japan.

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France and India Cooperate to Increase Student Mobility
April 25, 2017
In addition to France’s goal to attract 10,000 Indian students to its campuses by 2020, India recently announced a new cooperative agreement to boost student mobility between the two countries.  Let’s take a closer look.

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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 esta...

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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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November 19, 2017

The many benefits of international exchange are widely touted, with the U.S. perennially topping the list of destinations. But how, specifically, does...


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November 16, 2017

In an unprecedented move, South Korea postponed its annual university entrance exam by a week after a 5.4 magnitude earthquake struck the country. Let...


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November 15, 2017

Many college students turn to ADHD drugs with the hopes of raising their grades. But does research back up this belief or are they misguided? Here&rsq...