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

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Rankings: The stakes are high Europe: Promoting a university-business dialogue UK: Coalition cuts university spending One website for info on all educational institutions 5 Indians to study Australian diversity, Indian experience Overseas student numbers plummet Schools are promised an academies 'revolution' Migration slumps with new policies Report criticises 'cash cow' policy New book highlights vulnerabilities of foreign students in Australia UK: Undergraduates should pay more A lighter load for parents with kids studying abroad Students from abroad treated like cash cows Wollongong's USP: Its teaching quality Unis forced to rely on foreign students: Fraser Top universities want higher fees Migration changes may hurt education market Hairdressers out as migrant skills list gets a trim Australia education fair in town this weekend Bogus students facing global crackdown Beijing to recruit 10,000 more foreign students Elite university offers courses in life for rich kids International students drop out on Australia $A320 million aid boost to education for Indonesians Painful wait for the priority list of skills International student college fails audit Overseas students down 40pc International students must be assured their fees will buy tuition Singapore, Australia universities launch advanced environmental biotechnology center UGM, Queensland universities exploring cooperation China to start global 24-hour English TV news University fees may rise by up to £1,000 annually from 2013 Muslim Prayer Room At Australia's La Trobe University Upgraded Indian students struggle for fee refunds Oz education industry faces drop in overseas students' intake Australasian Association of Campus Activities (AACA): 2010 national student competitions ACUMA Incorporated: Items in the press - monthly round-ups

Rankings: The stakes are high The New Straits Times - Malaysia May 22 2010 The real shame may be that the things that are vital to Malaysians, such as values and culture, seem no longer to count or be counted Full article: http://www.nst.com.my/nst/articles/Rankings_Thestakesarehigh/Article/ Europe: Promoting a university-business dialogue University World News May 30 2010 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 higher education news • May 2010

European universities need to forge stronger ties with the private sector but must retain full control over their finances, governance and curriculum, the European Parliament decided last week. Full article: http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20100528183209410 UK: Coalition cuts university spending University World News May 30 2010 Britain's new Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition has slashed £200 million (US$289 million) from spending on higher education, on top of the £1 billion in cuts made by the previous government over the past few months. The increase in student numbers promised by the outgoing Labour government will be halved from 20,000 to 10,000. Full article: http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20100528184329494 One website for info on all educational institutions The Hindustan Times May 25 2010 All higher education institutions of the country and authentic information about them are soon going to become available on an official single web portal. Full article: http://www.hindustantimes.com/One-website-for-info-on-all-educational-institutions/Article1548168.aspx Indians to study Australian diversity, Indian experience Sify News May 28 2010 With attacks on Indian students in Australia underlining the need for promoting mutual understanding, five Indian scholars Friday won fellowships for collaborative research on different aspects of Australian multi-cultural society and the Indian experience in the country. Full article: http://sify.com/news/5-indians-to-study-australian-diversity-indian-experience-news-nationalkf2uubdifci.html Overseas student numbers plummet The Australian May 28 2010 INTERNATIONAL student enrolments could drop by as much as 20 per cent next year, costing the economy up to $2 billion, as a consequence of the Rudd government's "abrupt" tightening of immigration requirements and rising competition from North America and Britain for the lucrative student trade. 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 higher education news • May 2010

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/overseas-student-numbers-plummet/story-e6frgcjx1225872301504 Schools are promised an academies 'revolution' BBC - United Kingdom May 26 2010 Education Secretary Michael Gove has set out his vision for a new era for schools in England. Mr Gove said all schools would be given the opportunity to break away from local authority control and become academies. Full article: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/education/10159448.stm Migration slumps with new policies The Sydney Morning Herald May 27 2010 MIGRANT numbers are expected to drop by a fifth this financial year as changed government policies and economic conditions take effect. Full article: http://www.smh.com.au/national/migration-slumps-with-new-policies-20100526-wec0.html Report criticises 'cash cow' policy The Age May 24 2010 THE federal government failed to safeguard Indian students because of its fixation with income from the lucrative international education industry and its desperate need to tackle labour shortages, a new analysis has found. Full article: http://www.theage.com.au/national/education/report-criticises-cash-cow-policy-20100521-w12f.html New book highlights vulnerabilities of foreign students in Australia ABC Radio Australia May 24 2010 Australia's international student industry is worth billions of dollars and provides crucial revenue for the country's universities and colleges. The international student population is also seen as a major contributor to the local economy in keeping the rental market bouyant and consuming local products. But foreign students also among the most vulnerable. Some have become victims of robberies and assaults because they're seen as easy targets. Others are exploited for cheap labour because laws only permit them to work twenty hours a week, forcing many to earn under-the-table wages. Now their issues are being brought to light in a newly published book called International Student Security. 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 higher education news • May 2010

http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/connectasia/stories/201005/s2907436.htm UK: Undergraduates should pay more University World News May 23 2010 Student fees will have to rise if Britain is to keep its world-class reputation in higher education, the Russell Group of 20 elite universities has warned. Full article: http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20100521161710744 A lighter load for parents with kids studying abroad The Star Online, Malaysia May 23 2010 A STRONG ringgit will certainly bring smiles to parents who are paying for their children's education overseas or planning to visit them soon. Full article: http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2010/5/23/nation/6321234&sec=nation Students from abroad treated like cash cows The Age May 23 2010 AUSTRALIA'S promotion of its international education market is unco-ordinated, lacking leadership and strategy and undermining the lucrative sector, according to the International Education Association of Australia. Full article: http://www.theage.com.au/national/students-from-abroad-treated-like-cash-cows-20100522w31k.html Wollongong's USP: Its teaching quality AsiaOne - Singapore May 21 2010 MAINTAINING quality teaching standards is something Professor John Glynn of the University of Wollongong (UOW) in New South Wales takes very seriously. Full article: http://news.asiaone.com/News/Education/Story/A1Story20100521-217627.html Unis forced to rely on foreign students: Fraser ABC News May 21 2010

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 higher education news • May 2010

Former prime minister Malcolm Fraser says Australian universities have become too reliant on income from foreign students. Full article: http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/05/21/2905406.htm Top universities want higher fees BBC - United Kingdom May 17 2010 Students should pay higher fees to go to university in England, says the Russell Group of leading universities. Full article: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/education/10119279.stm Migration changes may hurt education market ABC News May 17 2010 There are concerns that Australia's international education market could be decimated by Federal Government changes to the skilled migration program. Full article: http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/05/17/2901894.htm?section=justin Hairdressers out as migrant skills list gets a trim The Australian May 17 2010 THE Rudd government has cut by more than half the number of prized occupations and professions listed in the skilled migration program. Full article: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/hairdressers-out-as-migrant-skills-list-gets-a-trim/storye6frg6nf-1225867467454 Australia education fair in town this weekend The Sun Daily - Malaysia May 14 2010 AUSTRALIA has consistently over the years ranked as the number one destination for Malaysian students heading overseas. Full article: http://www.thesundaily.com/article.cfm?id=46753 Bogus students facing global crackdown 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 higher education news • May 2010

BBC - United Kingdom May 13 2010 "Unscrupulous" recruitment agents who bring bogus overseas students into the UK are being targeted in an international initiative. Full article: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/education/10106279.stm Beijing to recruit 10,000 more foreign students University World News May 09 2010 Beijing plans to increase the number of overseas students by 14% and send more students abroad as well, according to a report in the Global Times, an English-language offshoot of the official Communist Party's newspaper the People's Daily. Full article: http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20100507211129874 Elite university offers courses in life for rich kids China Daily/Asia News Network May 07 2010 Every two months, Lawrence drives his BMW 530 to Anhui airport, hops aboard a plane to Beijing and attends a training class at Peking University for the children of China's wealthiest. Full article: http://www.asiaone.com/News/Education/Story/A1Story20100507-214790.html International students drop out on Australia Radio Australia News May 12 2010 The strong Australian dollar, the global financial crisis and changes to the visa program are being blamed for falling numbers. Full article: http://www.radioaustralianews.net.au/stories/201005/2896041.htm?desktop $A320 million aid boost to education for Indonesians Australia Network News May 11 2010 Australia is promising more than $320 million in extra education spending for Indonesia as a key plank of its 2010-2011 overseas aid budget. Full article: http://australianetworknews.com/stories/201005/2896695.htm?desktop 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 higher education news • May 2010

Painful wait for the priority list of skills The Australian May 12 2010 UNIVERSITIES, TAFE institutes and colleges are sweating on the release of the priority skills list likely to recast demand for their lucrative overseas student offerings and triggering an exodus home of large numbers of disappointed students. Full article: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/painful-wait-for-the-priority-list-of-skills/storye6frgcjx-1225865189435 International student college fails audit ABC News May 11 2010 An Adelaide college has been served with a notice that its registration as a training provider could be cancelled. Full article: http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/05/11/2896344.htm?section=justin Overseas students down 40pc The Australian May 12 2010 OVERSEAS student applications plunged 40 per cent last month following "abrupt and rapid" changes to Australia's visa regime, the country's peak education agent warned yesterday. Full article: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/overseas-students-down-40pc/story-e6frg6nf1225865219176 International students must be assured their fees will buy tuition The Australian May 12 2010 MILLIONS of dollars have been lost by overseas students because of the closing of Australian private colleges. Regrettable as this is, it highlights the limitations of the fee payment system for international students. Full article: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/opinion-analysis/international-students-must-beassured-their-fees-will-buy-tuition/story-e6frgcko-1225865186729 Singapore, Australia universities launch advanced environmental biotechnology center Xinhua - People's Daily Online May 10 2010

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 higher education news • May 2010

An Advanced Environmental Biotechnology Center, a joint collaboration between the Nanyang Technological University and the University of New South Wales, was launched in Singapore on Monday. Full article: http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90001/90782/90873/6979642.html UGM, Queensland universities exploring cooperation Antara News - Indonesia May 05 2010 Yogyakarta (ANTARA News) - Gajah Mada University (UGM) in Yogyakarta and Queensland University in Australia are currently exploring ways to cooperate through exchanges of lecturers, students, and administrative officers. Full article: http://www.antara.co.id/en/news/1273064654/ugm-queensland-universities-exploring-cooperation China to start global 24-hour English TV news Associated Press via Yahoo News April 30 2010 BEIJING – China's biggest national news agency announced plans Friday to launch its global, Englishlanguage television news network this week, part of efforts to expand the communist government's media influence abroad. Full article: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100430/ap_on_bi_ge/as_china_xinhua_tv University fees may rise by up to £1,000 annually from 2013 The Guardian - United Kingdom May 02 2010 Students in Oxford and at other prestigious universities may have to pay fees of £7,000 a year. A cross-party review plans to raise university tuition fees by as much as £1,000 each year until they are almost five times higher than they are now for some courses, it was reported today . Full article: http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2010/may/02/university-fees-browne-review Muslim Prayer Room At Australia's La Trobe University Upgraded Bernama - Malaysian National News Agency May 02 2010 The prayer room for Muslim students at La Trobe University here has reopened after a A$927,000 (RM2.725 million) refurbishment. 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 higher education news • May 2010

http://www.bernama.com/bernama/v5/newsgeneral.php?id=494967 Indian students struggle for fee refunds The Age May 03 2010 STUDENTS in India who have paid for courses but cannot enter Australia to take up their places because their visa applications have been refused are struggling to have their course fees refunded. Full article: http://www.theage.com.au/national/indian-students-struggle-for-fee-refunds-20100502-u1i9.html Oz education industry faces drop in overseas students' intake The Times of India April 30 2010 MELBOURNE: Australia's USD 15 billion education industry is set to take a hit as experts predict a drop in enrolment of overseas students from the major markets like India and China, following a spate of attacks on Indians. Full article: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/news-by-industry/et-cetera/Oz-education-industry-facesdrop-in-overseas-students-intake/articleshow/5876346.cms Australasian Association of Campus Activities (AACA): 2010 national student competitions National Campus Band Competition launched: National Campus Film Festival launched : National Campus Art Prize launched : National Campus DJ Competition launched :

http://www.aaca.net.au/ncbc http://www.aaca.net.au/ncff http://www.aaca.net.au/ncap http://www.aaca.net.au/ncdjc

ACUMA Incorporated: Items in the press - monthly round-ups - Higher education news - International issues in education, and items affecting international students - Technology developments of relevance to campus services http://www.acuma.org.au/resource_library/in_the_press/

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International higher education news summary, Australia: May 2010