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UK to check private providers

In the UK ministers have introduced a system of “due diligence checks” for private higher education providers, it has emerged, as new figures show that the number of their students accessing state-funded loans has nearly doubled in a year. The ...

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Award nominations open for international students

The Council of International Students Australia (CISA) has opened nominations for an inaugural International Student of the Year award. To be presented at CISA’s annual conference in Brisbane in July, the award will recognise one student’s outstanding academic achievement and ...

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British unis seek leniency on immigration

Universities UK is appealing to Prime Minister David Cameron to remove overseas students from the net immigration count, ahead of a possible backlash against the sector arising from the next batch of immigration figures. Eric Thomas, president of UUK, said ...

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SCU ‘irregularity’ goes to TEQSA

Southern Cross University (SCU) has defended its international programs in light of admissions irregularities uncovered at courses in Singapore and Hong Kong.  The university has admitted procedures were not followed at the Singapore Institute of Purchasing and Materials Management (SIPMM), ...

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Philanthropy will be vital for universities

Bequests, fund-raising and donations from alumni may make the difference been good and great universities the way things are going, writes Louis White. Universities will become more reliant on philanthropic activities from businesses and individuals as government financial support recedes along with ...

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What international students need from teachers

 Course facts and figures from teachers are not enough for many foreign students, it’s that little bit of extra ‘life’ support that can really help, writes Arfa Noor.  Friends and fellow students have often questioned my decision to start my ...

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