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China decline to get worse than India

China won’t prop up student flows to Australia any more, new data suggests. New student numbers will slump this year from all the top international education markets, with China now well and truly in decline as a source country, according ...

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Indian students now safe: Delhi minister

The federal government’s efforts to improve international student safety didn’t impress many in the sector, but they appear to have satisfied the Indian government. Indian students in Australia no longer feel concerned about their personal safety, says the country’s External ...

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Uneven paying field

To fee or not to fee? It’s a question that elicits very different responses across Europe. And the differences are hampering brain circulation in a continent where collaboration is the name of the game, writes John Ross “Universities say one ...

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Survey shows foreign students seek scholarships

The number of foreign students in Australia who were very highly satisfied with their overall study experience is down another 10 per cent since last year. Scholarships are increasingly imperative to prospective foreign students when choosing the country and institution ...

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Sweden’s hubs with no tax perfect for students

A 2009 roundtable said Australia’s government should consider “hubs” for international students, and the Baird review agreed. Yet, Sweden’s Uppsala University has been doing hubs for nearly 400 years. Sweden’s got a lot of great qualities. But the price of ...

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Looking out for the curriculum

Time abroad reaps benefits for staff and students at a UK university Associate Professor Betty Leask started her talk by sharing a recent dream. In a nutshell, she had dreamed she found herself floating/falling behind a glass wall, on the ...

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Researchers unravel structure of perforin

A protein to help marshal forces against cancer cells and other invaders A team of Australian and British researchers have shown how a protein called perforin punches holes in, and kills rogue cells in our bodies. Their discovery of the ...

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UK research escapes the razor

The British government has spared research but decimated teaching in its “axe Wednesday” spending cuts. Research funding was unexpectedly spared despite massive cuts to the UK’s higher education budget in last week’s comprehensive review of government spending. The spending review, ...

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