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

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The dumb blonde of international education Council of Australian Governments International Students Strategy for Australia 2010 – 2014 Aussie award for UKM deputy VC Canadian universities build ties with India University chiefs urge MSPs to introduce a graduate fee Bologna process doesn't have to kill diversity Foreign universities: Higher degree of thinking South America is ready to tango with its academic partners ‘Students at Cambridge are privileged, but not as privileged as they ought to be' Swinburne delegation visits China Leading UK varsity to open campus in Doha 500 Malaysian Students In Yogyakarta, Indonesia Advised To Be Ready To Evacuate Singapore Spinoff: Yale’s plan to bet its brand on a new college in Asia Minister to lead higher education delegation to China Queensland uni to help Cambodia's eco tourism RM650mil investment set to boost Malaysia’s status as education hub Immigration policies 'hit student numbers' Asian MBA schools come calling Is ‘Specialty U’ the future of Ontario’s ivory tower? Addressing Australia's international student crisis Morrisons to pay tuition fees for students on university course it funds UK: Massive cuts raise spectre of student outflux Sri Lanka to invite foreign universities to open units A boost for education International students sweep awards at student research conference Mugabe offer disowned Oxford University's new bursary for Aboriginal scholars Australia visit to strengthen University’s position as global energy leader Australian PM To Visit Malaysia Around the world, we all have to 'stand up' to short-termism Educators Say Australian Government Must Do More to Slow Drop in International Students Malaysia To Strengthen Relationship With Brunei, Libya And Sudan In Higher Education Saudis attend education conference in Malaysia North American student ambassadors promote Australian Education Slow progress on overseas student plan Overseas students less able to afford us Come to our international rescue Last word on language Universities in Britain Brace for Cuts in Subsidies Enrolment drop to hit universities hard Foreign students will boost economy Britain's Answer to 'Who Pays?' International student slump bites Glyn Davis: Indian student numbers 'to drop 80 per cent' Foreign student drop leads to uni job cuts Australian Conference Focuses on Drop in Foreign Students India, Scotland sign MoUs for cooperation in education Higher Education Subsidies Wasted Foreign students in retreat Immigration cap will drive away academic talent OECD: Conference shies away from long-term solutions More Foreign Universities To Open Up Campus In Malaysia Sri Lanka in talks with foreign universities; free land, tax holidays on offer Scots students to pay for education as universities get set for US-style shake-up 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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Varsity Students Urged To Foster Spirit Of Volunteerism Self-funded Chinese students now 'engine' for US higher ed A degree in debt Muhyddin Will Be Asked To Push For Diplomatic Post In Melbourne Easy Adjustment For Muslim Students In Australia Foreign-student plan stirs Carleton debate Australian Malaysian Film Festival Wins High Praise International Field Trip for Australian Students Australian universities host Open Day today Kaplan and IAT Launch First Pre-University College in UAE UK and Chinese institutions need a cultural revolution to become true international attractions Students pay for education but fail to understand their growing debt Getting the hang of slang and other Australian traits Crackdown drives overseas students away The Erosion of American Higher Education The Power of the Education-Industry Partnership The new couple on campus: Student loan and debit card US: Marks from online courses being rejected Commissions and Foreign Students A new status: Taylor's University Asia-Pacific Universities Adding Islamic Finance Courses China wants more foreign students to consider using its universities Duke University plans to set up campus in India Universities could go bust in plan for more competition Mustapa Opens Australian Malaysian Film Festival In Melbourne Traffic Picks Up in World Education Bike-sharing programs spin across US campuses The politics of youth People must be able to feel at home here Nine out of 10 graduates wished they had studied abroad Question of standards: Overseas students flock to UK for quality of teaching Flawed indicators used to compare the academic market

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The dumb blonde of international education Fred Hilmer in The Australian October 31 2010 THE new International Students Strategy for Australia released on Friday included much sensible sentiment. But unfortunately it failed to address the crucial challenge to re-brand Australia as a premium…. Full article: http://goo.gl/HNsQ

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

Aussie award for UKM deputy VC The Star, Malaysia October 31 2010 PROF Dr Saran Kaur Gill has been recognised as the Malaysian Education Personality of the Year for 2010 for strengthening the Australia-Malaysia education relationship. The Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) deputy vice-chancellor (Industry and Community Partnerships) received her award from Australian High Commissioner to Malaysia…. Full article: http://goo.gl/TTPn Canadian universities build ties with India The Vancouver Sun, Canada October 27 2010 Canadians are going to hear a lot about India in the coming months. That's partly because 2011 has been designated the Year of India in Canada, and we're going to be exposed to Indian culture like never before through performances, exhibitions, film festivals, food festivals and other events and activities. In tandem with that, we're also going to be…. Full article: http://goo.gl/voBs University chiefs urge MSPs to introduce a graduate fee The Herald, Scotland October 31 2010 It’s up in the air: The uncertainty surrounding Scottish universities has led to radical proposals that students pay for their education after they graduate. Scottish graduates should pay towards the cost of their education as part of radical proposals to tackle the current funding crisis in higher education, university chiefs have…. Full article: http://goo.gl/JOry Bologna process doesn't have to kill diversity University World News October 31 2010 Today, many people think the notion of diversity in higher education is under threat in Europe - that under the pressure of a pan-continental higher education area, the expansion of the English language as a means of instruction, and given the increasingly predominant view that the American research university model is some kind of apotheosis of modern knowledge production - some of what we…. Full article: http://goo.gl/h9l1

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

Foreign universities: Higher degree of thinking The Times, Sri Lanka October 30 2010 The rumpus in the campus is hot news these days; though one might ask what's new insofar as Sri Lanka's Universities go. It is a well-known fact that obtaining a degree from a local University would normally take one to three years longer than it ought to. That is because of continuing student un-rest and campus closures, often caused by…. Full article: http://goo.gl/vFdw South America is ready to tango with its academic partners Times Higher Education October 29 2010 Brazil’s recent high-profile investment in science is perhaps the first time that Latin American higher education has registered on the global consciousness. The region remains conspicuous by its absence from Times Higher Education’s recently released World University Rankings, but there is a growing sense both within Latin America and beyond that…. Full article: http://goo.gl/zF7e ‘Students at Cambridge are privileged, but not as privileged as they ought to be' Varsity.co.uk October 29 2010 Vernon Bogdanor outlines why the Browne Review’s proposal of a market-based, consumer-driven university structure should be embraced by Cambridge students. Students at Cambridge are privileged, but not as privileged as they ought to be. They are privileged because, not only are they attending one of the world’s great research universities, they are also…. Full article: http://goo.gl/I5LA Swinburne delegation visits China Swinburne Media Centre October 29 2010 A delegation of senior staff from Swinburne University of Technology, Australia will travel to China next week to participate in a series of open day events at partner universities. They will be visiting the Chinese University of Mining and Technology (CUMT), Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine (NUCM) and the Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics…. Full article: http://goo.gl/UjCL

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

Leading UK varsity to open campus in Doha The Gulf Times October 29 2010 HH Sheikha Mozah Nasser al-Misnad attending the signing of a partnership agreement between Qatar Foundation, Qatar Museums Authority and University College London to establish the first UK university campus at Education City. The agreement was signed by Qatar Foundation’s Vice-President for Education…. Full article: http://goo.gl/qSf0 500 Malaysian Students In Yogyakarta, Indonesia Advised To Be Ready To Evacuate Bernama, Malaysian Nat'l News Agency October 29 2010 Some 500 Malaysian students in Yogyakarta, Indonesia in the vicinity of Gunung Merapi in Central Jawa, which erupted on Monday and Thursday, are advised to be ready for evacuation in case they have to be moved…. Full article: http://goo.gl/P65o Singapore Spinoff: Yale’s plan to bet its brand on a new college in Asia Yale Alumni Magazine October 2010 Mark Alden Branch ’86 is executive editor of the Yale Alumni Magazine. “I do not intend to preside over a finishing school on Long Island Sound,” declared Yale president Kingman Brewster Jr. in 1966. Brewster, who introduced a national, merit-based admissions system to Yale College, was arguing that a more diverse student body was necessary to keep Yale relevant in…. Full article: http://goo.gl/sHYI Minister to lead higher education delegation to China Media release: Senator the Hon Christopher Evans October 27 2010 The Minister for Tertiary Education, Senator Chris Evans, will lead a high level university delegation to China from 1-4 November 2010. The Minister’s first international visit as Minister for Tertiary Education will deepen educational…. Full article: http://goo.gl/1Ivv Queensland uni to help Cambodia's eco tourism The Sydney Morning Herald October 27 2010 The University of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland will help to develop the vision of the kingdom of Cambodia for a sustainable and responsible tourist industry. 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 • October 2010

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed between the two at…. Full article: http://goo.gl/kv9u RM650mil investment set to boost Malaysia’s status as education hub The Star, Malaysia October 28 2010 Malaysia’s status as an education hub has been boosted by Manipal Education’s investment of RM650mil over five years to establish the Manipal International University…. Full article: http://goo.gl/W5eD Immigration policies 'hit student numbers' The Australian October 28 2010 TERTIARY Education Minister Chris Evans admitted government immigration policies have contributed to the crisis in foreign student numbers. Senator Evans will fly to Beijing with university administrators next week to address the escalating students issue in the $18 billion export…. Full article: http://goo.gl/F31J Asian MBA schools come calling Financial Post, Canada October 26 2010 Jeffrey Pi was born and raised in Vancouver. He earned an undergraduate degree in economics at Simon Fraser University and attended the Vancouver Film School. But after starting his career in his hometown's media and advertising industry, directing and producing commercials and short films, he decided to take an MBA in China, where he knew…. Full article: http://goo.gl/5qUW Is ‘Specialty U’ the future of Ontario’s ivory tower? The Star, Canada October 26 2010 Ontario can no longer afford 20 universities trying to be all things to all people; it should move to an almost boutique-style system where each specializes in what it does best, says the head of the province’s advisory body on higher…. Full article: http://goo.gl/ZIJa

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Addressing Australia's international student crisis AsianCorrespondent.com October 25 2010 One of Australia’s leading educators has called on the recently elected Labour Government to make a firm commitment to the country’s international education industry. Hospitality Training Association (HTA) CEO Phillip Charlton says the Australian economy could lose billions of dollars if Julia Gillard’s government fails to counteract immigration policy changes that have left…. Full article: http://goo.gl/nS2U Morrisons to pay tuition fees for students on university course it funds The Guardian, UK October 19 2010 Unions call for all firms to contribute to education as the supermarket chain heralds the era of the corporate degree Morrisons will also guarantee graduates a job. They will have to work for the company for at least…. Full article: http://goo.gl/p041 UK: Massive cuts raise spectre of student outflux University World News October 24 2010 The coalition government is cutting the higher education budget by 40%. But science, technology, engineering and maths - the Stem subjects - will be protected, as will the budget for scientific research. The budget will be reduced from £7.1 billion to £4.2 billion (US$11.2 billion to US$6.6 billion) by…. Full article: http://goo.gl/oHkN Sri Lanka to invite foreign universities to open units The Times of Sri Lanka October 24 2010 Sri Lankans are spending around Rs. 15 to Rs.20 billion annually on foreign education. “This amount is a massive drain on the national foreign currency reserves. As a result we have seen the opportunity to have world class universities establish branches here and save this amount from going out of the country,” a top minister said…. Full article: http://goo.gl/XjAc A boost for education The Star, Malaysia October 24 2010 The government has given the largest share of the budget to the education sector as the emphasis now is to build on human capital. 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 • October 2010

WHEN tabling the Budget 2011 in Parliament last Friday, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak expressed the need to build on quality human capital to achieve the goal of being a…. Full article: http://goo.gl/SLrU International students sweep awards at student research conference University of Waikato news October 22 2010 International students took the limelight at the University of Waikato Management School’s Graduate Student Conference, held earlier this week. The annual event gives graduate and postgraduate students an opportunity to showcase their research and hone their presentation skills for academic…. Full article: http://goo.gl/hLf9 Mugabe offer disowned The Age October 23 2010 MONASH University has distanced itself from an invitation issued by one of its senior representatives to notorious Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, asking him to give a guest lecture at one of…. Full article: http://goo.gl/RgPZ Oxford University's new bursary for Aboriginal scholars BBC, UK October 22 2010 Christian Thompson and Paul Gray are the first Aboriginal students at Oxford. The first indigenous Australians to attend Oxford University are starting their studies this term. Christian Thompson and Paul Gray are both doing doctorates thanks to the inaugural Charlie Perkins scholarship…. Full article: http://goo.gl/g0LC Australia visit to strengthen University’s position as global energy leader Aberdeen University news, UK October 22 2010 The University of Aberdeen’s position as a global leader in the area of energy will be further strengthened next week. New alliances will be forged between the institution and key organisations within the Australian energy sector during a visit to Perth, Western Australia by…. Full article: http://goo.gl/Oke9 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 • October 2010

Australian PM To Visit Malaysia Bernama, Malaysian National News October 21 2010 Australia's first woman prime minister Julia Gillard will make an official two-day visit to Malaysia, beginning Oct 31, her first to the region after assuming the post. Announcing this Thursday, Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman said the visit signalled that Malaysia…. Full article: http://goo.gl/HT9C

Around the world, we all have to 'stand up' to short-termism Times Higher Education, UK October 21 2010 The academy must call itself and politicians to a 'higher plane', NYU president tells Sarah Cunnane The global higher education community needs to "stand up, shake a fist and shame political leaders" who are taking a short-term view over its future, according to the president of…. Full article: http://goo.gl/iKFV

Educators Say Australian Government Must Do More to Slow Drop in International Students The Chronicle of Higher Education October 15 2010 Australian educators expressed their frustrations with government officials Friday, saying they have not done enough to curb a decline in international students. During the final day of the Australian International Education Conference here, panels continued to be dominated by discussions about the country's difficulties recruiting students from…. Full article: http://goo.gl/z8Ws

Malaysia To Strengthen Relationship With Brunei, Libya And Sudan In Higher Education Bernama, Malaysian National News October 20 2010 Malaysia on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Brunei, Sudan and Libya to strengthen bilateral relationship in higher education…. Full article: http://goo.gl/TTYk

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Saudis attend education conference in Malaysia ArabNews.com October 21 2010 A 48-strong Saudi delegation led by Minister of Higher Education Khaled Al-Anqari is in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to attend the 5th Islamic Conference of Ministers of Higher Education and Scientific…. Full article: http://goo.gl/aodi North American student ambassadors promote Australian Education AusTrade October 11 2010 Australia’s 2010-11 Student Ambassador Program, which is organised by Austrade, began with an orientation weekend in Washington, DC between 13 and 15…. Full article: http://goo.gl/7bXS Slow progress on overseas student plan The Australian October 20 2010 A KEY government strategy for international students has yet to be released, despite being promised more than a year ago…. Full article: http://goo.gl/bG3t Overseas students less able to afford us The Australian October 20 2010 OVERSEAS students yet to decide where they will study are less able to rely on money from parents, just as Australia becomes a more costly choice. Researcher Rob Lawrence said a September survey of 1127 potential overseas students suggested a more price-sensitive market for…. Full article: http://goo.gl/Pphv Come to our international rescue The Australian October 20 2010 A DROP in foreign students will have crippling economic and social effects. FOREIGN students are in retreat, with universities vocally predicting alarming repercussions. Monash appears to be the first Group of Eight casualty. Prospective students say new rules, for student and residency visas, put Australia in the…. Full article: http://goo.gl/U0bD 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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Last word on language The Australian October 20 2010 THE outsourcing of English preparation of the type announced in "ELS plans language centres on campus" (HES, October 13) is highly problematic. There is an increasing and worrying trend in Australia and other countries for strongly profit-driven corporations to take over English-language centres which were hitherto owned and run by…. Full article: http://goo.gl/p2wy

Universities in Britain Brace for Cuts in Subsidies The New York Times October 15 2010 For months, Britain’s universities have warned in apocalyptic terms about the devastating cuts they face as part of the government’s grand plan to reduce public-sector costs. Now, with the government poised next week to announce its spending plans, their worst fears seem about to…. Full article: http://goo.gl/F30h

Enrolment drop to hit universities hard Ed Byrne, VC Monash, in Business Spectator October 17 2010 Monash University vice-chancellor Professor Ed Byrne says universities will get smaller if nothing is done about the rapidly falling number of international student enrolments. In an interview with Inside Business, Professor Byrne said the fall in foreign enrolments could cause major staffing problems and funding issues for…. Full article: http://goo.gl/8lRD

Foreign students will boost economy The Star, Malaysia October 17 2010 The Higher Education Ministry is confident that the targeted increased intake of foreign students will help spur the economy, said its minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin. He said the ministry is targeting intake of 150,000 foreign students into Malaysia’s public and…. Full article: http://goo.gl/r1nZ

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Britain's Answer to 'Who Pays?' InsideHigherEd.com October 14 2010 Glance around the world and in nearly every corner of the globe, you'll find countries searching for a way to expand higher education capacity with insufficient public resources. From Australia and New Zealand to the United States, the challenges sound…. Full article: http://goo.gl/o1Ed

International student slump bites ABC Radio October 14 2010 ASHLEY HALL: There have long been signs that foreign students are starting to shun Australian universities now that downturn is beginning to bite. Monash University in Melbourne says the downturn will leave it $45 million short next year…. Full article: http://goo.gl/YE1V

Glyn Davis: Indian student numbers 'to drop 80 per cent' SBS via AAP October 14 2010 Indian student enrolments at Australian universities are set to plunge by at least 80 per cent in the 2011 academic year, a leading academic says. Melbourne University vice-chancellor Glyn Davis warns that higher education across the country, including Victoria where it is the state's biggest export earner, is taking a massive hit after reports…. Full article: http://goo.gl/YmQL

Foreign student drop leads to uni job cuts ABC News October 14 2010 The Victorian Opposition says hundreds of jobs will be lost because of the Government's failure to address concerns about violence against Indian students. The National Tertiary Education Union says Monash University will cut about 300 staff because of…. Full article: http://goo.gl/5tPB

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Australian Conference Focuses on Drop in Foreign Students The Chronicle of Higher Education October 13 2010 Australia's shaken image as an academic destination for international students cannot simply be fixed with new marketing, a plenary speaker at the Australian International Education Conference told highereducation officials here. The number of foreign students in the country is on the decline, triggered in part by…. Full article: http://goo.gl/DC1m India, Scotland sign MoUs for cooperation in education The Hindustan Times October 12 2010 Looking for long-term partnership in academics and research, India and Scotland on Tuesday signed four memoranda of understanding (MoUs) which will facilitate student and faculty exchange and encourage joint degree development. The MoUs were signed in the presence of…. Full article: http://goo.gl/BF1q Higher Education Subsidies Wasted Cato Institute, USA October 13 2010 A study from the American Institutes of Research finds that federal and state governments have wasted billions of dollars on subsidies for students who didn’t make it past their first year in college. The federal total for first-year college drop outs was $1.5 billion from…. Full article: http://goo.gl/x3Bi Foreign students in retreat The Age October 14 2010 MONASH University is poised to slash about 300 staff and shave $45 million from next year's budget as a nationwide slump in international student enrolments begins to bite. In another ominous sign for the nation's multibillion-dollar education industry, Monash has…. Full article: http://goo.gl/cMDE Immigration cap will drive away academic talent The Guardian, UK October 12 2010 Universities fear the cap on immigration could seriously damage our vital academic industry. Russsian academics Professor Andre Geim, left, and Dr Konstantin Novoselov who have have been awarded the Nobel Prize for physics, outside Manchester University. 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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Cabinet ministers will this week consider controversial plans to cap the number of skilled workers…. Full article: http://goo.gl/bJAs OECD: Conference shies away from long-term solutions University World News October 10 2010 Many of the solutions proposed by participants in the OECD's Institutional Management in Higher Education conference were short term, palliative measures when the deepest crisis in higher education funding since the Second World War means the sector is in need of…. Full article: http://goo.gl/ERGd More Foreign Universities To Open Up Campus In Malaysia Bernama National News Agency, Malaysia October 11 2010 Several universities in the United Kingdom and United States have expressed interest to set up a branch in Malaysia, said Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin. So far, three universities from Australia and one from…. Full article: http://goo.gl/PyhT Sri Lanka in talks with foreign universities; free land, tax holidays on offer Lanka Business Online October 11 2010 Sri Lanka is offering free land and tax breaks for top ranked foreign universities to start branches in the island with the end of a state monopoly in awarding degrees, the island's higher education minister said. "We are planning to bring higher education institutions ranked among the top 1,000 in the world to Sri Lanka," S B Dissanayake told…. Full article: http://goo.gl/P9Jh Scots students to pay for education as universities get set for US-style shake-up The Herald, Scotland October 10 2010 Students could face a shake-up in university fees Scottish university chiefs are pushing for a US-style shake-up of the country’s higher education system which would see students not only paying for their classes but also charged different amounts of money depending on the…. Full article: http://goo.gl/ZiSp

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Varsity Students Urged To Foster Spirit Of Volunteerism Bernama National News Agency, Malaysia October 09 2010 University students have been urged to build up spirit of volunteerism as a way to strengthen their resilience in protecting their race, religion and country. Tengku Mahkota of Pahang Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah said volunteerism was an agenda…. Full article: http://goo.gl/SZEG Self-funded Chinese students now 'engine' for US higher ed The People's Daily, China October 09 2010 Along with the increasingly broad and deep educational exchanges between China and the United States in these 30 years, Chinese students have become a powerful "engine" for the U.S. higher education market. China sent its first batch of 50 government-sponsored students to the United States in…. Full article: http://goo.gl/9vzj A degree in debt The Cavalier Daily, University of Virginia October 08 2010 Alarming trends in student debt have made obtaining college degrees more difficult The College Board released an intriguing report Sept. 21 indicating that the value of an American college degree is steadily increasing. The 2010 “Education Pays: the Benefits of Higher Education for Individual and Society” report indicates that despite high unemployment, soaring tuition costs and…. Full article: http://goo.gl/z8YK Muhyddin Will Be Asked To Push For Diplomatic Post In Melbourne Bernama National News Agency, Malaysia October 08 2010 The Malaysian Students Department (MSD), Australia, is hoping the visit here this weekend by Deputy Prime Minster Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin will speed up its bid to have a Malaysian consulate…. Full article: http://goo.gl/inFm Easy Adjustment For Muslim Students In Australia BruDirect.com, Brunei October 09 2010 Muslim students will not have much difficulty living in Australia. 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 • October 2010

According to some representatives from universities visiting Brunei Darussalam for the 'Study in Australia" education fair to be held today, their campuses have more then adequate…. Full article: http://goo.gl/SNWF Foreign-student plan stirs Carleton debate The Ottawa Citizen October 07 2010 First-year of university program would be privately run A private company from Australia wants to recruit international students and provide them with their first year of instruction at a small for-profit college to be housed on the Carleton University campus. The company, called Navitas, wants Carleton to follow the lead of two other Canadian…. Full article: http://goo.gl/964X Australian Malaysian Film Festival Wins High Praise Bernama National News Agency, Malaysia October 07 2010 "It has been fantastic, I am very happy I came," said award-winning Malaysian actor Afdlin Shauki at the close of the five-day Australian Malaysian Film Festival here Wednesday night…. Full article: http://goo.gl/mfuM International Field Trip for Australian Students Sunway University College blog, Malaysia October 07 2010 Sunway University College’s Bachelor of Business twinning program with Victoria University (VU), recently hosted a total of 20 students from Victoria University, Melbourne with…. Full article: http://goo.gl/vFgD Australian universities host Open Day today ArabNews.com October 08 2010 Twenty-six Australian education institutions are taking part in an Open Day program at the Jeddah Marriott Hotel on Friday. Representatives of universities and colleges will be present to give information from…. Full article: http://goo.gl/u3Tg

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

Kaplan and IAT Launch First Pre-University College in UAE BusinessWire.com October 06 2010 Kaplan college campuses in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain Kaplan International Colleges and the Institute of Applied Technology have signed a partnership agreement that establishes the first college in the United Arab Emirates to prepare Emirati students…. Full article: http://goo.gl/r6wY UK and Chinese institutions need a cultural revolution to become true international attractions Times Higher Education October 07 2010 British universities have work to do if they are to become truly international institutions, according to an expert at one of the UK's overseas pioneers. Christine Ennew, pro vice-chancellor for internationalisation at the University of Nottingham, which has campuses in China and Malaysia, told delegates at the…. Full article: http://goo.gl/QrwI Students pay for education but fail to understand their growing debt Canada.com October 05 2010 University students in Nanaimo and across the country are drowning in thousands of dollars of debt, with loans they don't really understand. Student debt has more than doubled in the past 20 years. But the knowledge many Canadian postsecondary students have about the financial aid system is not as deep as the…. Full article: http://goo.gl/JG5h Getting the hang of slang and other Australian traits The Age October 07 2010 Inspector Ian Geddes talks to Indian students at an orientation session run by the Australia India Society. ''DO YOU think it's necessary to go to the pub to be involved in Australian culture?'' Amanpreet Kaur, 26 and from the Punjab, lobs her searing question during a…. Full article: http://goo.gl/W9d3

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

Crackdown drives overseas students away The Australian October 07 2010 MORE international students are now leaving Australia than arriving, sending down total enrolments across the sector for the first time. The sector is being hit by the soaring dollar and tighter visa rules implemented to cut down on…. Full article: http://goo.gl/Hsi6 The Erosion of American Higher Education AmericanThinker.com October 05 2010 In America, the cost of higher education has been rising faster than inflation and health care costs for more than two decades. Money Magazine calculated that college tuition rose by 439 percent from 1982-2007. According to Mark C. Taylor, author of Crisis on Campus: A Bold Plan for Reforming Our Colleges and Universities, four years at a top-tier school will…. Full article: http://goo.gl/ZfhF The Power of the Education-Industry Partnership The Center for American Progress October 04 2010 Fostering Innovation in Collaboration Between Community Colleges and Businesses The scale and adapability of community colleges, like the one pictured here in New Jersey, make them a strong choice as a driver of postsecondary education. When partnered with businesses, community colleges can play a unique roll in providing the academic and applied learning that seeks…. Full article: http://bit.ly/a5i25X The new couple on campus: Student loan and debit card The Washington Post October 04 2010 Soon after they arrived on campus, more than a million college students across the country received a welcome letter and a plastic card bearing a MasterCard logo from a little-known company called Higher One: "Meet your new best friend on campus," the letter reads. A school's emblem is featured in…. Full article: http://goo.gl/L0cF

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

US: Marks from online courses being rejected University World News October 03 2010 "No, we do not accept online coursework," is appearing on more US websites and in college catalogues. Some schools of pharmacy, medicine and nursing are among the first excluding transfer credit for online laboratory courses. Several universities post messages now to warn those who have taken online courses that their course work will…. Full article: http://bit.ly/bf70fW Commissions and Foreign Students InsideHigherEd.com October 04 2010 ST. LOUIS -- At the start of an open discussion on the use of agents in international student recruiting, some leaders of the National Association for College Admission Counseling suggested not so subtly that it was important for those at the annual meeting here to remember that the association's…. Full article: http://bit.ly/9U5GBr A new status: Taylor's University The Star, Malaysia October 03 2010 TAYLOR’s University cemented its position as one of the nation’s top education providers following its recent elevation from university college to university. Aiming to become one of the best universities in the region, Taylor’s University vice-chancellor…. Full article: http://bit.ly/adBxuk Asia-Pacific Universities Adding Islamic Finance Courses The New York Times September 26 2010 With the Islamic finance industry worth an estimated $1 trillion and growing rapidly, it is perhaps no surprise that a number of Asia-Pacific nations are among a growing band of countries worldwide to signal their intention to carve out a larger share of the market. Countries like Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore, along with Hong Kong, have set their…. Full article: http://nyti.ms/cbGrUt

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

China wants more foreign students to consider using its universities The Independent, UK September 29 2010 Sixty years ago there were just 20 foreign students studying in China. By 2020, there should be 500,000. That's what will happen if a plan released Tuesday by the Chinese Ministry of Education does what…. Full article: http://bit.ly/9owxM9 Duke University plans to set up campus in India Sify.com September 27 2010 The institute will start with a business school that will offer a diploma programme. US-based Duke University – ranked 14th in the QS World University Rankings – is planning to set up a campus in India. However, the university management is yet to decide on…. Full article: http://bit.ly/dteXUI Universities could go bust in plan for more competition The Telegraph, UK September 26 2010 Three universities are facing bankruptcy under government plans to allow poor-performing institutions to fold, The Daily Telegraph can disclose. All were former polytechnics or further education colleges that have only recently become…. Full article: http://bit.ly/b4rGKB Mustapa Opens Australian Malaysian Film Festival In Melbourne Bernama National News Agency, Malaysia October 03 2010 International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed has described film as an excellent means of fostering better understanding and appreciation of the myriad of cultures and customs worldwide. Officially opening the Australian Malaysian Film Festival here last night, he expressed…. Full article: http://bit.ly/9Bbyko Traffic Picks Up in World Education The New York Times October 03 2010

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LONDON — To the insistent strains of a romantic guitar rising on the soundtrack, a young Asian couple exchange passionate kisses in a hot tub. The camera pulls back, revealing a decidedly disapproving older man and woman scowling amid the bubbles, followed by the punch line to this viral Internet video sensation aimed at students considering overseas…. Full article: http://nyti.ms/c50E3P Bike-sharing programs spin across US campuses USA Today September 22 2010 Drury University junior Garret Shelenhamer ditched his car and gets to his classes and volunteer commitments using a shiny, new bike provided by the school. Shelenhamer, 20, is one of a number of students across the USA taking advantage of free or low-cost bike sharing programs, which have become…. Full article: http://usat.ly/9Shzuy The politics of youth The Sun, Malaysia September 30 2010 AS THE shadow of the next general election looms larger above Malaysians, a scramble has begun among political parties to beef up their voter bases. And one key segment of the population has found itself coming under particular…. Full article: http://bit.ly/dorELu People must be able to feel at home here The Age October 01 2010 Europe has mismanaged cultural diversity. We can do a better job. VICTORIA likes to portray itself as a beacon when it comes to multicultural policies, especially when compared with the rest of Australia. At this week's Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria state conference on ''Victoria's next cultural diversity model'', there was much…. Full article: http://bit.ly/dc1X7j Nine out of 10 graduates wished they had studied abroad OnRec.com September 30 2010 Graduates wish they had ignored the UK’s higher education system in favour of studying at an American university. In a survey of students and graduates by Milkround.com, 91 percent of respondents said they…. Full article: http://bit.ly/9zwOYB 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 • October 2010

Question of standards: Overseas students flock to UK for quality of teaching Times Higher Education 30 September 2010 A new report finds that overseas students hoping to study in the UK are enthusiasts for the quality of education - and warns of increased competition in a "more sophisticated" global market. The latest edition of the British Council's Student Decision Making Survey includes information gathered from more than 115,000 students in 200 countries over the past…. Full article: http://bit.ly/cmUOOf Flawed indicators used to compare the academic market Times Higher Education 30 September 2010 Efforts to inform student 'customers' reliant on reputation, not quality. Rebecca Attwood reports Any market in university fees will be based solely on branding and reputation unless institutions are held to account by valid indicators of teaching quality, including class size, the standard of teaching…. Full article: http://bit.ly/doFI0V

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International education news summary - October 2010  
International education news summary - October 2010  

International education news summary for October 2010. Links to articles covering university news internationally, and items relating to in...

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