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US university cancels Egypt study courses

16 Jul at 11 AM

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The University of California (UC) announced last week that it was cancelling forthcoming study abroad programmes in Cairo. Overseas studies director, Ines DeRomana, said the university had decided to pull the plug on the courses due to the ongoing politically motivated troubles in the Egyptian capital. The move will affect 22 UC students...

US student dies in Egypt clashes

2 Jul at 9 AM

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A US student on a summer internship in northern Egypt lost his life on Friday when a demonstration turned violent. Andrew Pochter, 21, was on a summer programme in the city of Alexandria with US non-profit organisation Amideast. Pochter, who came from the town of Chevy Chase in Maryland, was on an Amideast programme that offers English...

UK campaign to spur study abroad in China

13 Jun at 9 AM

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The British Council has announced it is setting up a campaign to encourage UK students to take study programmes in China. Earlier this week, the organisation said it hoped 15,000 students a year would enrol on courses in China as part of an initiative called Generation UK. The campaign will set up the infrastructure to allow British...

Australian state reports rise in students abroad

28 May at 9 AM

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Universities in the state of South Australia have reported a significant increase in the number of their students taking courses overseas. A survey of students at the University of South Australia, the University of Adelaide and Flinders University found the number who had taken programmes overseas had increased by 40 per cent over the past...

Taiwanese need to check study abroad contracts

2 May at 9 AM

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The Taiwanese education ministry has urged students signing up for study abroad programmes to check the small print in contracts. The ministry’s international affairs department says parents of pupils going abroad for courses this summer need to thoroughly vet any contracts provided by third-party consultants. The department says that...

UK technology unis forge Australia link

28 Mar at 9 AM

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An alliance of top UK business and science universities has reached agreement with its Australian counterpart to work as a global entity. The UK’s University Alliance says it will collaborate with the Australian Technology Network (ATN) on student intern programmes and tenders for global research projects. The two alliances signed a...

Agency says overseas accounts degree not recognised

21 Mar at 9 AM

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An education agency says the UK’s most popular study abroad degree is not recognised by authorities or employers in some of the students’ home countries. The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) report claims that Oxford Brookes University’s accounting degrees are not recognised in countries that include Australia, South...

US education organisation adds Dublin college

21 Feb at 9 AM

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A leading US based education organisation has announced it will add courses at a prestigious Dublin college to its programmes for the next academic year. CAPA International Education has formed a partnership with Griffith College to offer students programmes with the rich educational and cultural background of the Irish capital as a fitting...

Cardiff uni aims at Chinese expansion

3 Jan at 9 AM

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The new vice-chancellor of Cardiff University is in the process of increasing the Welsh establishment’s presence in China. Professor Colin Riordan says that China as one of the key global locations and is holding talks aimed at setting up Cardiff-run postgraduate courses there. According to Times Higher Education the professor believes...

Iowa college scores high on study abroad

20 Dec at 9 AM

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A just released report has commended an Iowan college for its study abroad programmes. The US Institute of International Education (IIE) placed Kirkwood Community College among elite colleges for programmes which enable more than 50 students a year to take up study abroad placements. The Midwestern College, which has its main campus in...