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ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand International education news summary • September 2010

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Unis braced as another international college closes MSU explains what went wrong in Dubai Learning links grow with India Quotas are needed on overseas students Mobility program helps strengthen ASEAN relations: minister Desperate students may seek refugee visas Future tax leaders Germany: Lagging behind in OECD statistics Johns Hopkins University to set up hospital in Malaysia Irate students may not go home, lawyer David Bitel warns American and Australian education fairs to be held in Taiwan Foreign-student numbers decline at Canterbury Parents can't foot bill university bill AOL, journalism schools team up to offer students credit for Patch work Fee rise 'will not stop demand for university places' Graduate tax 'could hit UK's competitiveness' America's inclusive model University of Edinburgh asks ex-students for £40m Part-time jobs hurting students’ academic performance, profs say UK: New universities push for graduate tax, not fees China: Universities face internationalisation dilemma France: One-stop advice service for foreign students Changes looming in global student market UniSA joins elite global network Merdeka award winners Korea strengthens ties with UWA in minerals and energy Malaysian, Canadian Varsities To Forge Scientific Collaboration Soon, Madras univ students may get free edu in Europe International Educators Exchange Worries About Money Research Suggests a 'Gap Year' Motivates Students Colleges face crisis as Chinese stop enrolling More, faster, face-to-face: NUS demands on feedback Russia’s Huge Brain Sits on a Stunted Body Survey: University education declining in Canada Yale Plans to Create a College in Singapore Branch campuses are 'hollow shells' Tertiary quality attracts the Chinese 'A World Changed Utterly' Turning off the tap Pressurised universities letting students down on accommodation For American Higher Education, the Sincerest Form of Flattery Changes looming in global student market Education response a national disgrace Millennial challenges Chinese parents taught to prize all-rounders Vocational education has 'lost its way', says Gove 'Cheap, near and chosen for us': why students select FE for HE Malaysia And China To Sign MRA To Recognise Higher Education Degree You want to go to the library at 3am? Britain's the place Unis angry over visa rule changes Both sides of politics deterring international students says Group of Eight Student violence research project's flawed focus 'a minor tragedy' University students 'driven out by £7,000 fees' Britain falls behind Poland and Slovakia in university tables ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Locked Bag 1333, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia ABN: 56 168 491 622 Tel: +61 3 6324 3935 / Fax: +61 3 6324 3670 / admin.acuma@acuma.org.au / www.acuma.org.au

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ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand International education news summary • September 2010

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In Europe, Fund-Raising Lessons From Americans University of Toronto Bookstore now offering textbook rentals I'll be there for you: Hundreds of Chinese parents sleep on gym floors to support their children as they start university Visa risk review sends shivers through international sector UK slipping down graduate league NUS: Student hardship in Scotland at 'crisis level' OECD: How higher education can help economic recovery Departure of overseas students will cost dearly, warn university chiefs Hong Kong Aims to Attract Foreign Campuses to Its Shores Singapore: New Universities Trust to ensure funding Downturn threatens universities Higher education bubble poised to burst Foreign students 'cheating on university applications' Overseas student numbers plummet Overseas growth exposes Brits to knowledge vacuum EduCity projects target for completion by 2011 New Group Strives to Protect International Students in Australia Indian student visas fall by half Imperial College plans its first overseas institution Officials clueless on student visa breaches

Unis braced as another international college closes The Australian September 30 2010 Universities are worried that negative perceptions about Australia not wanting international students have spread across websites in China. The concerns came as another private college went into administration yesterday, affecting up to 350 international students. HHH International, an English language college in Brisbane, has been….. Full article: http://bit.ly/blwmaa MSU explains what went wrong in Dubai The National, UAE September 26 2010 The reason Michigan State University’s Dubai undergraduate programme was forced to close was because it stuck to a US business model that was not suited to the UAE, according to its new acting director. Kevin Dunseath said hard lessons had been learnt from the closure of all the university’s undergraduate programmes in….. Full article: http://bit.ly/9GnGvj Learning links grow with India The Australian September 29 2010

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ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand International education news summary • September 2010

AUSTRALIA and India have defied media hysteria over attacks on overseas students and a soured relationship to establish a two-way higher education model. A prestigious private Indian business school - the S. P. Jain Centre of Management - this week announced a $45 million investment in NSW, the state's first foreign higher education….. Full article: http://bit.ly/bZZtKY Quotas are needed on overseas students Financial Times September 26 2010 At the beginning of this year a young Indian student who was working part-time to finance his studies was fatally stabbed in Melbourne. The murder of Nitin Garg become the symbol of the hostility that is building up in certain communities in Australia towards international students. Since the incident, Indian students have been voting with….. Full article: http://bit.ly/acPJ3L Mobility program helps strengthen ASEAN relations: minister Xinhua September 28 2010 University students mobility program can help strengthen relations among ASEAN people, preventing the close ties from being affected by certain aggressive nationalist groups. Malaysian Higher Education Minister Mohamed Khaled Nordin made remarks at Malaysia's federal….. Full article: http://bit.ly/dsX78d Desperate students may seek refugee visas The Australian September 29 201 THE number of international students attempting to claim refugee status is likely to multiply by the middle of next year. That is when the first batch of 18-month bridging visas runs out, according to an expert on migration and international….. Full article: http://bit.ly/aSMnw3 Future tax leaders The Star, Malaysia September 26 2010 The Deloitte Tax Challenge 2010 gala dinner and awards presentation ceremony could have well been a gathering for Sunway University College (Sunway) students. ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Locked Bag 1333, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia ABN: 56 168 491 622 Tel: +61 3 6324 3935 / Fax: +61 3 6324 3670 / admin.acuma@acuma.org.au / www.acuma.org.au

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ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand International education news summary • September 2010

Four out of the five finalists in both the individual and group categories were from Sunway, with Tunku Abdul Rahman College sending one finalist in the individual category, and one team from Monash University in….. Full article: http://bit.ly/dw41at Germany: Lagging behind in OECD statistics University World News September 26 2010 The latest report on education issued by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development emphasises that education pays its way. But while this is clearly borne out by income levels and employment prospects for academically qualified graduates in Germany, the country continues to lag behind in terms of key OECD criteria. Education at a glance 2010 shows that graduates from higher education earn considerably….. Full article: http://bit.ly/9swcmi Johns Hopkins University to set up hospital in Malaysia The Star, Malaysia September 25 2010 NEW YORK: The world-renowned teaching and research medical institution Johns Hopkins University will be setting up a school and hospital in Malaysia. It will be Malaysia's first private teaching hospital with….. Full article: http://bit.ly/cNGO6P Irate students may not go home, lawyer David Bitel warns The Australian September 24 2010 TENS of thousands of foreign students may try to stay in Australia illegally now that stricter rules have dashed their hopes of permanent residency. "In two to three years' time, what the government will find is there will be tens of thousands of illegals out there," said Sydney immigration lawyer David Bitel….. Full article: http://bit.ly/9pvqpZ American and Australian education fairs to be held in Taiwan Focus Taiwan September 23 2010 Education fairs to promote studying in the United States and Australia will be held in Taiwan in early October, according to organizers Thursday.

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ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand International education news summary • September 2010

An American education fair will be held in three cities in Taiwan from October 9 to 12. Over 20 universities and colleges from the United States will….. Full article: http://bit.ly/bslsxB Foreign-student numbers decline at Canterbury Stuff.co.nz September 24 2010 International student applications to Canterbury University have dropped by more than half since a year ago. By last month, the university had received 169 applications from international students for next year – 55 per cent less than the 372 received at….. Full article: http://bit.ly/dvmBtB Parents can't foot bill university bill The Toronto Sun September 23 2010 Almost two-thirds of Canadian parents say they can't afford the soaring costs of sending their children to university, a poll by BMO Financial Group found, while a separate survey said students are graduating with double the debt of 20 years ago. The costs of a four-year undergraduate course at a Canadian university currently runs at….. Full article: http://bit.ly/9t3djE AOL, journalism schools team up to offer students credit for Patch work USA Today September 21 2010 Up to now, AOL has pitched its Patch Media simply as a provocative new business that sells ads on websites filled with hyper-local news. But in an arrangement unveiled this morning, called PatchU, the company says that its editors will also provide a graduate-level education to students from 13 journalism schools who will work for Patch in exchange for….. Full article: http://usat.ly/bkudxL Fee rise 'will not stop demand for university places' BBC, UK September 21 2010 Even if fees were doubled, nine out of 10 teenagers say they would still apply for university Increasing tuition fees - even to £10,000 per year - would not significantly reduce applications for university in England, say researchers. ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Locked Bag 1333, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia ABN: 56 168 491 622 Tel: +61 3 6324 3935 / Fax: +61 3 6324 3670 / admin.acuma@acuma.org.au / www.acuma.org.au

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ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand International education news summary • September 2010

But the University of Leicester study suggests poorer students would be more likely to….. Full article: http://bbc.in/digvfN Graduate tax 'could hit UK's competitiveness' BBC, UK September 21 2010 Business leaders are opposed to the introduction of a graduate tax The introduction of a graduate tax would undermine the competitiveness of the UK economy, say business leaders. The Institute of Directors says firms would shoulder the burden as graduates expect higher salaries to compensate for what would lose through….. Full article: http://bbc.in/9Wpyvo America's inclusive model The Australian September 22 2010 THE US boasts a complex but amazingly diverse system of learning. IT is widely acknowledged that expanding Australian higher education means increasing diversity. But how, why and by how much? A focused look at the most diverse higher education system in the world may suggest….. Full article: http://bit.ly/9bjQDd University of Edinburgh asks ex-students for £40m The Guardian, UK September 20 2010 Campaign faces 'considerable hill to climb' even after JK Rowling donation Former students of the University of Edinburgh have been asked to help raise £40m, in the same month that a report claimed one in three Scottish students were so in debt they considered dropping out. The university's principal Sir Timothy O'Shea emailed alumni on Friday to flag….. Full article: http://bit.ly/9TuaiK Part-time jobs hurting students’ academic performance, profs say The Star, Canada September 20 2010 More work means lower grades, less likely to continue on, surveys find

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ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand International education news summary • September 2010

University students struggle to keep up in school because of part-time jobs, according to almost twothirds of Ontario professors who took part in….. Full article: http://bit.ly/bY6KP8 UK: New universities push for graduate tax, not fees University World News September 19 2010 A think tank representing newer UK universities is attempting to head off the prospect of higher tuition fees for undergraduate students by reviving the case for a graduate tax through which students would contribute to the cost of their education over their working lives. Million+, which is supported by 27 mostly former polytechnics, released a report based on….. Full article: http://bit.ly/asS4iW China: Universities face internationalisation dilemma University World News September 19 2010 Just imagine that the US Department of Education announced to the world that it had 3,000 scholarships on offer for study at college level in the United States, open to any applicant with proficient English. The number of applicants from China alone would undoubtedly be in the millions. In fact, just such a highly unlikely offer was made recently, but by the Ministry of Education of….. Full article: http://bit.ly/chL19m France: One-stop advice service for foreign students University World News September 19 2010 A 'one-stop' advisory service has opened in Paris for foreign students arriving for the first time in the French capital. Open until 15 December, it brings together in one location information and advice on all the authorities and administrative agencies with which new students need to register, and services….. Full article: http://bit.ly/aooNlz Changes looming in global student market University World News September 19 2010 After analysing international trade data, Angel Calderon of RMIT University in Australia predicts the sun is setting on international students from some East Asian countries, continues to shine on India and China, while sunrise countries such as Chile and the Czech Republic may not yet be visible on the horizon but will be a source of international students in future. Traditional sources of mobile students such as Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Malaysia and Singapore….. Full article: ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Locked Bag 1333, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia ABN: 56 168 491 622 Tel: +61 3 6324 3935 / Fax: +61 3 6324 3670 / admin.acuma@acuma.org.au / www.acuma.org.au

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ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand International education news summary • September 2010

http://bit.ly/aVXvuA UniSA joins elite global network UnisAustralia.com September 19 2010 Joining Yale and Oxford as part of the prestigious Global21 network, UniSA is set to launch its inaugural edition of The South Australian Globalist magazine, focusing on the future of global political, economic and social issues. Founded at Yale in 2005, Global21 is a student-run international affairs network that invites select universities to publish the best of….. Full article: http://bit.ly/9P1Qbl Merdeka award winners The Star, Malaysia September 19 2010 PETRONAS scholar Mohd Hakim Hamid from Kuantan, Pahang, has emerged as the overall Merdeka Award winner for being the top Malaysian university student in Adelaide, Australia. Mohd Hakim who is studying for an engineering degree at Adelaide University, has won many….. Full article: http://bit.ly/bWTvGu Korea strengthens ties with UWA in minerals and energy UnisAustralia.com September 19 2010 The top ten resource universities in Korea have strengthened ties with The University of Western Australia to develop a global talent in mineral and energy resources development. Professor Chang Woo Lee of Dong-A University represented the Korean Universities involved in….. Full article: http://bit.ly/aM9MXI Malaysian, Canadian Varsities To Forge Scientific Collaboration Bernama, Malaysian National News Agency September 17 2010 The Sultan Mizan Royal Foundation (YDSM) and three Malaysian universities will explore scientific research in the field of genomics, agricultural and nutrition sciences in collaboration with two Canadian universities. The academic expertise and skills will be harnessed through….. Full article: http://bit.ly/cpNZrp Soon, Madras univ students may get free edu in Europe The Times of India ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Locked Bag 1333, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia ABN: 56 168 491 622 Tel: +61 3 6324 3935 / Fax: +61 3 6324 3670 / admin.acuma@acuma.org.au / www.acuma.org.au

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ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand International education news summary • September 2010

September 17 2010 CHENNAI: Soon, select students and faculty from the University of Madras will get opportunities to study at almost no cost in European universities. The university announced on Thursday that its proposal for the Man Health, Environment, Biodiversity for Asia (MAHEVA) Project was accepted by Erasmus Mundus, an organisation which facilitates….. Full article: http://bit.ly/bioJY1 International Educators Exchange Worries About Money THe Chronicle of Higher Education September 16 2010 When students pay for their education, the result is stronger academic programs. University leaders support internationalization, but only to gain political points. Not every student should study abroad. Those and other provocative points were argued here on Thursday at an opening session of the European Association for International Education's annual conference. The panel debate was….. Full article: http://bit.ly/9kKats Research Suggests a 'Gap Year' Motivates Students EducationWeek.org September 15 2010 As policymakers ponder how to get students to complete college, some parents and researchers suggest a counterintuitive strategy: Encourage students to take time off school after graduation. The concept of a gap or bridge year—usually involving six months to a year of travel, service learning, or other experiential programs—appears to be taking hold in the United States after….. Full article: http://bit.ly/b05sHr Colleges face crisis as Chinese stop enrolling The Australian September 17 2010 AUSTRALIAN universities are facing a funding crisis that could throw Julia Gillard's education revolution into turmoil. The nation's $6 billion education business with China is in jeopardy, according to….. Full article: http://bit.ly/beVrbM More, faster, face-to-face: NUS demands on feedback Times Higher Education September 16 2010 Charter calls for students to determine the format of tutors' responses. Hannah Fearn reports ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Locked Bag 1333, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia ABN: 56 168 491 622 Tel: +61 3 6324 3935 / Fax: +61 3 6324 3670 / admin.acuma@acuma.org.au / www.acuma.org.au

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ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand International education news summary • September 2010

Students would be able to choose whether to receive feedback on their work verbally, electronically or in written form under a new National Union of Students….. Full article: http://bit.ly/9QCiKc Russia’s Huge Brain Sits on a Stunted Body The Moscow Times September 15 2010 Two weeks ago at the State Council meeting devoted to education and modernization, President Dmitry Medvedev advocated radical improvements in the vocational component of Russia’s education system. Is this at odds with his commitment to high-tech modernization? No. Medvedev’s focus is correct. The key to modernization is knowledge that creates….. Full article: http://bit.ly/92OFOt Survey: University education declining in Canada DigitalJournal.com September 14 2010 Larger classes and fewer full-time replacements are the main causes of deteriorating university education in Canada, according to faculty and librarians in a new survey recently released. In Ontario average university class sizes are 26 to 1--the worst in Canada. Over half of those surveyed by the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) report the size….. Full article: http://bit.ly/9Wo9XQ Yale Plans to Create a College in Singapore The New York Times September 13 2010 Yale University announced on Monday that it was planning to create a liberal arts college in Singapore that would be financed entirely by the government there and could, in time, establish a new model for higher education in Asia. While Yale has many international programs, it has not put its name on an overseas project the way….. Full article: http://nyti.ms/bcYwlU Branch campuses are 'hollow shells' University World News September 14 2010 Many branch campuses where students can earn a degree from another country without ever going abroad are proliferating. However, they were described as "hollow shells" at an OECD higher education conference in Paris on Tuesday. ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Locked Bag 1333, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia ABN: 56 168 491 622 Tel: +61 3 6324 3935 / Fax: +61 3 6324 3670 / admin.acuma@acuma.org.au / www.acuma.org.au

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ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand International education news summary • September 2010

Soumitra Dutta, professor of business technology at the Paris-based business school INSEAD, told the OECD's International Management for Higher Education conference that branch campuses….. Full article: http://bit.ly/doHqS4 Tertiary quality attracts the Chinese The Australian September 15 2010 CHINA'S influential ambassador to Australia, Zhang Junsai, is urging the federal government to manage its international education sector more effectively. Stable policies and a stress on quality will bring students back, he said, even if costs rise. Mr Zhang said that….. Full article: http://bit.ly/9vouFP 'A World Changed Utterly' InsideHigherEd.com September 14 2010 PARIS -- "We must identify ways to achieve higher quality and better outcomes at a time of increased demand and declining resources." Statements like that will sound familiar to anyone who has spent more than a half hour at virtually any higher education meeting in the United States since 2008 (or, failing that, who has read Inside Higher Ed's coverage of such meetings), as the global recession stifled….. Full article: http://bit.ly/azGiCd Turning off the tap The Age September 15 2010 Universities that rely on foreign student fees are heading for financial disaster as international education takes a battering. FOR more than a decade, the world watched enviously as Australia transformed the art of teaching foreign students into a formidable money-making machine. Many countries have kept a close eye on the way Australia snared a hefty chunk of the global….. Full article: http://bit.ly/d1GR3I Pressurised universities letting students down on accommodation The Guardian September 14 2010 Universities are working hard to squeeze first-years into halls. But are students expecting too much? ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Locked Bag 1333, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia ABN: 56 168 491 622 Tel: +61 3 6324 3935 / Fax: +61 3 6324 3670 / admin.acuma@acuma.org.au / www.acuma.org.au

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ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand International education news summary • September 2010

Until last week, Louise Kinsey was looking forward to her new-found independence at University College Falmouth, in Devon, where she was due to take up a place at the end of September. Having opted for a room in the student village, she was excited about….. Full article: http://bit.ly/9NAHzh For American Higher Education, the Sincerest Form of Flattery The Chronicle of Higher Education September 12 2010 A few years ago, I attended a conference on college rankings at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. A woman from the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan stood up and began describing her nation's new ranking system….. Full article: http://bit.ly/8Xwcvb Changes looming in global student market University World News September 13 2010 After analysing international trade data, Angel Calderon of RMIT University in Australia predicts the sun is setting on international students from some East Asian countries, continues to shine on India and China, while sunrise countries such as Chile and the Czech Republic may not yet be visible on the horizon but will be a source of international students in….. Full article: http://bit.ly/caRLt3 Education response a national disgrace The Australian September 14 2010 THE federal election confirmed the mining industry is a formidable political force. Having helped topple a prime minister and had a tax radically modified, the sector can be seen to have played a big role in the Coalition's gains in Queensland and Western Australia. There is an obvious contrast between the government's accommodation of….. Full article: http://bit.ly/cpMowl Millennial challenges The Star, Malaysia September 12 2010 The changing nature of work and the workforce presents a challenge to both employers and employees. THE issue that has preoccupied industrial debate in recent years is the tiresome one about whether fresh graduates shoot themselves in the foot with outsized expectations. It is not an unfounded notion. A whopping 55% of hiring managers surveyed in….. ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Locked Bag 1333, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia ABN: 56 168 491 622 Tel: +61 3 6324 3935 / Fax: +61 3 6324 3670 / admin.acuma@acuma.org.au / www.acuma.org.au

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ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand International education news summary • September 2010

Full article: http://bit.ly/cxzQ63 Chinese parents taught to prize all-rounders The Sydney Morning Herald September 13 2010 Anna Liu is encouraging Chinese families to reduce the pressure they place on academic achievement. The phenomenal results achieved by Chinese-Australian students are not without cost, says a community worker who has devised a program to encourage parents not to focus exclusively on….. Full article: http://bit.ly/9YZE0Y Vocational education has 'lost its way', says Gove BBC, UK September 09 2010 Education Secretary Michael Gove has announced a review of vocational education in England, which he says "lost its way" under Labour. Mr Gove said the last government had allowed an increase in "pseudo-academic" courses which had been used to boost….. Full article: http://bbc.in/8YzC7X 'Cheap, near and chosen for us': why students select FE for HE The Times Education Supplement, UK September 10 2010 Research suggests that colleges have their own market of students Most degree students at colleges have chosen it in preference to university because it is nearer, cheaper or selected by their….. Full article: http://bit.ly/aQT3OK Malaysia And China To Sign MRA To Recognise Higher Education Degree Bernama, Malaysian National News Agency September 09 2010 Malaysia and China are to sign a Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) on higher education degree soon as a catalyst to increase student-exchange between both countries. Malaysia's Ambassador to China Datuk Iskandar Sarudin told Bernama during a special interview that the agreement was….. Full article: http://bit.ly/dipYfQ ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Locked Bag 1333, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia ABN: 56 168 491 622 Tel: +61 3 6324 3935 / Fax: +61 3 6324 3670 / admin.acuma@acuma.org.au / www.acuma.org.au

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ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand International education news summary • September 2010

You want to go to the library at 3am? Britain's the place The Times Higher Education September 09 2010 A quarter of UK universities offer round-the-clock opening for flexible study. Matthew Reisz reports An international survey of universities has revealed a striking difference between the library services offered by British institutions and those in the rest of the world….. Full article: http://bit.ly/bl3qcq Unis angry over visa rule changes The Age September 10 2010 AUSTRALIA'S leading research universities have lashed out at the federal government for failing to tackle problems caused by changes to student visa rules. ''We just went through an unedifying election where the leaders of the two main parties put up the 'not welcome here' sign in flashing lights,'' said Michael Gallagher, executive director of….. Full article: http://bit.ly/dBn2a3 Both sides of politics deterring international students says Group of Eight The Australian September 10 2010 THE elite universities have condemned both sides of politics for giving a "green light to intolerance" during the election campaign The Group of Eight research-intensive universities yesterday said Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott needed to make a "major statement" championing international education, warning that Australia's image as a welcome destination for international students has….. Full article: http://bit.ly/bOz6wY Student violence research project's flawed focus 'a minor tragedy' The Australian September 08 2010 BY focusing only on the victims, the federal government's landmark research project into violence against overseas students will fail to give a full picture, according to a leading criminologist. Bond University's Paul Wilson described the omission of offender information from the project as….. Full article: http://bit.ly/cWqztv University students 'driven out by £7,000 fees' The Telegraphy, UK ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Locked Bag 1333, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia ABN: 56 168 491 622 Tel: +61 3 6324 3935 / Fax: +61 3 6324 3670 / admin.acuma@acuma.org.au / www.acuma.org.au

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September 07 2010 Thousands of students would be driven out of university by £7,000-a-year tuition fees, research suggests. Almost three-quarters of students said they would be put off higher education if costs soared by….. Full article: http://bit.ly/afV7pX Britain falls behind Poland and Slovakia in university tables The Independent, UK September 08 2010 The UK has lost its edge as a world leader in providing higher education, one of the most authoritative international studies has revealed. It has plummeted from fourth place to 15th in less than a decade in the percentage of graduates it produces – being overtaken by countries such as….. Full article: http://bit.ly/aQ8jum In Europe, Fund-Raising Lessons From Americans The New York Times September 05 2010 LONDON — It’s tailgating season, when alumni gather in stadium parking lots to enjoy impromptu picnics, cheer on the college team — and fend off requests for donations. But try telling Andrew Hamilton, Oxford University’s affable vice chancellor, that part of his difficulty in raising money may stem from the fact that the British do not tailgate, and he suddenly….. Full article: http://nyti.ms/9IxqPS University of Toronto Bookstore now offering textbook rentals TheVarsity.ca, Canada September 07 2010 Rent-a-text program could result in up to 40 percent savings for students University of Toronto students can look forward to some savings when shopping for textbooks this semester. Over the summer, the U of T Bookstore launched a pilot program which gave students the chance to rent their textbooks as opposed to purchasing them. The test run was so successful that the bookstore decided to increase the number of texts available….. Full article: http://bit.ly/a73OYt I'll be there for you: Hundreds of Chinese parents sleep on gym floors to support their children as they start university The Daily Mail, UK ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Locked Bag 1333, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia ABN: 56 168 491 622 Tel: +61 3 6324 3935 / Fax: +61 3 6324 3670 / admin.acuma@acuma.org.au / www.acuma.org.au

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September 06 2010 Is this the ultimate in helicopter parenting? 400 parents of first-year university students in Wuhan, a city in central China's Hubei province, sleep on mats in the university's gymnasium so that they can be near their offspring in those nervous first….. Full article: http://bit.ly/97Kd6C Visa risk review sends shivers through international sector The Australian September 08 2010 A DEPARTMENT of Immigration and Citizenship review of student visa risk assessment levels could further hurt the falling international market amid fears that some risk levels will be lifted, the International Education Association of Australia has warned. The department has been consulting with the sector on….. Full article: http://bit.ly/aY816P UK slipping down graduate league BBC, UK September 07 2010 The UK is slipping behind its international rivals in the number of graduates, according to a report. Between 2000 and 2008, it fell from third highest to fifteenth among top industrialised nations for the proportion of young people graduating. The UK now trails higher education systems in….. Full article: http://bbc.in/c5jFhS NUS: Student hardship in Scotland at 'crisis level' BBC, UK September 05 2010 Student hardship in Scotland has reached "crisis levels", a survey by the National Union of Students (NUS) has suggested. They found that of the 7,400 students asked, 62% said a lack of….. Full article: http://bbc.in/clbF7g OECD: How higher education can help economic recovery University World News September 05 2010

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Against the background of the most synchronised recession in developed countries in over half a century, the upcoming conference of the OECD's Institutional Management in Higher Education (IMHE) programme will focus on how the higher education sector - governments, institutions and individuals - can help contribute to….. Full article: http://bit.ly/cHwMfx Departure of overseas students will cost dearly, warn university chiefs The Age September 07 2010 MONASH University vice-chancellor Ed Byrne has warned that continuing decline in the number of overseas students will endanger universities, and seriously harm higher education. The comments came as the vice-chancellors of Australia's top research universities wrote to Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Opposition Leader Tony Abbott to seek….. Full article: http://bit.ly/93EYMo Hong Kong Aims to Attract Foreign Campuses to Its Shores The Chronicle of Higher Education August 31 2010 In a former courthouse here, jail cells have been converted into offices and a courtroom adapted into a lecture hall. The unusual changes are part of the Savannah College of Art and Design's transformation of the North Kowloon Magistracy into its first Asian campus, which opens to students in September. While the 1960s building is in an area where land prices are among the most expensive in the world, Savannah College paid the government the equivalent of….. Full article: http://bit.ly/dc44BW Singapore: New Universities Trust to ensure funding University World News September 05 2010 Singapore will set up a national endowment fund known as the Singapore Universities Trust to support higher education institutions through economic downturns, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced during his annual National Day Rally speech this week. The trust will be set up as part of US$4 billion to be provided to universities over the next….. Full article: http://bit.ly/ay4fyz Downturn threatens universities University World News September 05 2010 Frequent warnings over the past three months that Australian universities are facing a collapse in overseas student numbers have had little impact on the nation's political leaders. ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Locked Bag 1333, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia ABN: 56 168 491 622 Tel: +61 3 6324 3935 / Fax: +61 3 6324 3670 / admin.acuma@acuma.org.au / www.acuma.org.au

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ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand International education news summary • September 2010

Caught up in a post-election battle over who will hold the reins of government, neither Prime Minister Julia Gillard nor Opposition Leader Tony Abbott appear concerned by the effects of….. Full article: http://bit.ly/cwbTk4 Higher education bubble poised to burst The San Francisco Examiner September 03 2010 Imagine that you have a product whose price tag for decades rises faster than inflation. But people keep buying it because they're told that it will make them wealthier in the long run. Then suddenly they find it doesn't. Prices fall sharply, bankruptcies ensue, great institutions disappear. Sound like the housing market? Yes, but it also sounds like what Glenn Reynolds, creator of instapundit.com, writing in The Examiner, has called….. Full article: http://bit.ly/90FBpe Foreign students 'cheating on university applications' The Telegraph, UK September 02 2010 Foreign students are attempting to bluff their way into British universities by parroting education websites in their applications, research suggests. A study found many students copied phrases directly from the internet into their personal statement – a detailed note setting out their reasons for….. Full article: http://bit.ly/bAMzW6 Overseas student numbers plummet The Australian September 03 2010 THE fall in international student commencements accelerated in July as numbers from India plummeted with the crackdown on student visa fraud and tougher migration policies. The falls are hitting vocational and English language courses heavily but these also feed….. Full article: http://bit.ly/bwPsTR Overseas growth exposes Brits to knowledge vacuum Times Higher Education September 02 2010 Lecturers at UK universities are coming under pressure to create course materials tailored to students on overseas campuses.

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As the number of British universities operating overseas outposts grows, academics report being asked to demonstrate expertise in unfamiliar areas and without….. Full article: http://bit.ly/cQUqZE EduCity projects target for completion by 2011 The Star, Malaysia September 02 2010 CEO views it vital to have institutions operational as scheduled JOHOR BARU: Education@Iskandar Sdn Bhd (EISB) plans to complete the ongoing education-related projects and facilities at EduCity in Nusajaya, Iskandar Malaysia next year. Chief executive officer Khairil Anwar Ahmad said it was vital to have….. Full article: http://bit.ly/a8DvFu New Group Strives to Protect International Students in Australia The Chronicle of Higher Education August 31 2010 In recent years, international students in Australia have found themselves caught in the middle of a national debate about visa policy, student safety, and higher-education regulation. First came a series of highly publicized incidents attacks on foreign students. Then reports that unscrupulous vocational-education providers were accepting students more interested in…. Full article: http://bit.ly/azQ3uG Indian student visas fall by half The Age September 02 2010 INTERNATIONAL student visa numbers dropped more than 16 per cent last financial year, with the number from India falling by more than half. In 2008-09, 65,503 Indian passport holders were granted Australian student visas across all education sectors. But in 2009-10, the number fell to…. Full article: http://bit.ly/9hGGXS Imperial College plans its first overseas institution BBC, UK September 01 2010 Imperial College is going to open a medical school in Singapore, in partnership with a local university. This will be the first time that the London university has delivered a course overseas. ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Locked Bag 1333, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia ABN: 56 168 491 622 Tel: +61 3 6324 3935 / Fax: +61 3 6324 3670 / admin.acuma@acuma.org.au / www.acuma.org.au

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ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand International education news summary • September 2010

The medical course, which will accept its first intake in 2013, will teach about…. Full article: http://bbc.in/asCEJl Officials clueless on student visa breaches The Australian August 31 2010 PRIORITY efforts by universities and TAFEs to win more streamlined visa processing for their students are being hampered by a lack of official research on student visa breaches. Sixteen months after Indian student unrest triggered the collapse of the export education industry, the immigration department has conceded it can't…. Full article: http://bit.ly/ctBIJe

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