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International students are worth more than their tuition fees

International students are worth more than their tuition fees

Just over 10 years ago, the president of Emory University, my Atlanta-based institution, told an international planning group that he wanted to hear many languages during his daily walks across campus. This vision was based on the idea that international diversity and perspectives enrich the classroom and life on campus, while also helping to prepare […] … learn more→

World insight: the future of Chinese student mobility

World insight: the future of Chinese student mobility

Analysing Chinese student mobility patterns over the past two decades reveals impressive statistics. Currently, Chinese students are the most mobile students in higher education. Twenty per cent of all international students, or every tenth international higher education student, originates from China. According to the Chinese Ministry of Education, 459,000 Chinese students studied abroad last year, […] … learn more→

US student body grows ever more international, but inequality persists

Through its higher education system, the US student population is slowly shedding an unfortunate image it may have once had of being rather parochial. The US continues to be the destination of choice for students worldwide, with international student enrolment growing by 8% last year, according to new figures released by the Institute of International […] … learn more→

Playing along with the immigration game

Are international students immigrants? Surely it depends on whether students decide – and are able – to stay in the host country after graduation. In a seminar held in London recently, entitled ‘Competing globally: The impact of government immigration policy on UK universities’, Universities UK (UUK) argued that international students at universities should be excised […] … learn more→

La Trobe University

La Trobe University is a multi-campus university based in Victoria, Australia. With learning, teaching and research designed to enrich the world and a history of academic innovation, La Trobe is leading the way in higher education. … learn more→

Macquarie University

With the high calibre of Macquarie’s courses and teaching staff, it is not surprising that their graduates are highly sought after: Macquarie’s graduate starting salaries have been amongst the highest in Australia for more than a decade (The Good Universities Guide 1998-2011). About us As a Macquarie University student you will join a diverse and […] … learn more→

‘Open Doors 2011’: World roundup

The Institute of International Education (IIE) OpenDoorsin New York released its annual ‘Open Doors’ report on student mobility to and from the US this week. It is funded by the State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The inward mobility data are for the academic year 2010-11 and study-abroad data are for 2009-10. The […] … learn more→

Challenges facing international students

Dr Dianne Jonasson, who was awarded a PhD from Charles Sturt University (CSU) last year, recommends a different approach to the way international students are taught in the higher education sector. “The aspirations of international students from non-English speaking backgrounds attending Australian universities include graduating with a Western degree and experiencing ‘Australian culture’. “Also, these […] … learn more→