Postgraduate research students outside the UK report an increase in satisfaction

The Advance HE Postgraduate Research Experience Survey 2022 found that non-UK students reported satisfaction at 82%, helping to increase overall satisfaction among postgraduate students. Overall satisfaction rose slightly from 79% to 80%, causing a small but consistent decline over the past three years. Meanwhile, the survey found that satisfaction among UK-based postgraduate students fell slightly … Read more

Birmingham and IIT Madras have agreed a joint master’s partnership

The first joint postgraduate program is expected to be launched next year, with further courses developed in the coming years, leaders agreed, as Birmingham’s vice-chancellor visited the Chennai campus. The institutions have signed a joint “statement of intent” to explore data science, energy systems and biomedical engineering studies, while the joint research fund will support … Read more

Trudeau announces support for francophone countries

The main theme of the conference was ‘Connectivity in diversity: Digital technology, a vector of development and solidarity in the French-speaking world’. Trudeau announced $20.8 million in funding over four years for the Organization internationale de la Francophonie to continue implementing its mandate and programming in key areas, including inclusive governance and growth, promotion of … Read more

UK TNE has enormous potential to be a force for good

In 2007, the United Kingdom had just begun to systematically collect aggregate data on TNE enrollment. Since then, student participation in UK TNE has grown by 160%, taking place in many more countries and involving more institutions. While TNE via distance learning may have started out as the dominant model, today 40% of TNE in … Read more

Inbound digital marketing should be “authentic, not authoritative”

Digital marketing aimed at Gen Z students should be “authentic,” not “authoritative,” said Richard Bradford, founder of digital marketing consultancy Disquiet Dog. “Generation Z doesn’t want to be told what to do. They want to be drawn into your content and they want to belong,” Bradford added, speaking at ICEF Digital Day Berlin 2022. However, … Read more

The mental well-being of students is a concern, despite the resurgence of the sector

IDP Connect’s Futures in the making research, the latest edition of which was published last month Australian International Conference on Educationsuggested that Australia had experienced a renaissance in international education destination and climbed the rankings to become the second most desirable destination after Canada. But there are still concerns. While the survey found Australia is … Read more

It is spent on education and research, but there is no support for students

Jeremy Hunt, the chancellor of the exchequer, has announced that the government will maintain the current research and development budget, which is set to rise to £20bn by 2024/25, in a bid to make the UK a “science superpower”. Universities have welcomed the chancellor’s re-commitment, with Tim Bradshaw, chief executive of the Russell Group, calling … Read more

The Australian Government will review higher education in a long-term plan

Education Minister Jason Clare said it was the “first broad review” of the system since the Bradley Review in 2008. The agreement is “an opportunity to look at everything from funding and access, to affordability, transparency, regulation, employment conditions and how higher education and vocational education and training can and should work together,” he said. … Read more

IDP Education resumes IELTS testing after fraud concerns

The English language test remains suspended in many centers still awaiting government approval, delaying some students’ study plans. Earlier this month, local education departments were allegedly which have been ordered by the Vietnamese government to review foreign language exams in their region, following suspicions of cheating and mismanagement. British Council issued a warning on its … Read more

Act re-introduced to encourage American study abroad

On November 15, Senators Dick Durbin, Democrat, and Roger Wicker, Republican, introduced bipartisan Senator Paul Simon’s study abroad program to the upper house. Named after the late U.S. Senator Paul Simon of Illinois, who died in 2003, the bill seeks to provide a competitive scholarship program for higher education institutions to expand access to study … Read more