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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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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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Govt softens over Iranian students

The Australian government has advised universities and TAFE colleges to consider compassionate or compelling grounds for Iranian students being crippled by sanctions against their home country. Australian Education International released an online fact sheet on Wednesday for the students and ...

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Med grads face no-man’s land

Hundreds of international medical students could miss out on internships when they graduate next year due to a “tsunami” of domestic graduates and a shortage of clinical places. A report on the impact of international medical students on Australia’s workforce ...

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UQ in fight for international students med rights

International students in Australia should enjoy the same rights to access public healthcare as citizens, says University of Queensland deputy vice-chancellor (international) Dr Anna Ciccarelli. Ciccarelli told Campus Review she supported international students who were fighting a controversial Queensland government ...

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Bridge to Asia heeded at last

International education has done more to forge ties with Asia than any other sector and can lead the nation’s preparation for the coming “Asian century”, Senator Chris Evans has told a Universities Australia conference. The Minister for Tertiary Education told ...

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Australia ‘not ready’ for more international students

Comparing public attitudes towards international students with those directed at boat people, the Council of International Students Australia (CISA) has suggested Australia isn’t ready to handle more foreign students.  In a well-received presentation, CISA president Arfa Noor told delegates at ...

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Doctoral scholarship a dream come true

A Victorian scholarship program is helping turn dreams into reality for Sayali Shah. The 25-year-old student from Pune, in the Indian state of Maharashtra, is one of seven Indian PhD students last week awarded the Victoria India Doctoral Scholarship in ...

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Peak bodies renew transport fight

The tertiary education sector is demanding that New South Wales and Victoria prepare a transparent cost-benefit analysis of equitable travel concessions for international students. The call comes in response to an Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET) survey ...

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