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How are creative media educators preparing global graduates?

Thursday, 25 February 2016 02:02

“The world needs more and more creative people with knowledge in all the creative areas,” says Po Ingvarsson of Your Study Advisor in Sweden, an education agent who specialises in placing his clients on “creative media” programmes. Students seek “a hands-on and intensive education” at New York Film Academy. Photo: NYFA.

Students seek “a hands-on and intensive education” at New York Film Academy. Photo: NYFA. About Amy Baker
Amy Baker is a founder of The PIE News and has been writing and working in international education since 1997. She is the recipient of the IEAA Award for Excellence in Professional Commentary.[global]


Global Employability University Ranking 2015 results

Saturday, 06 February 2016 03:51

Harvard University has replaced the University of Cambridge at the top of a global ranking that measures how universities perform on graduate employability.

The Global Employability University Ranking 2015, designed and commissioned by French human resources consulting agency Emerging and carried out by the German market research firm Trendence, has 12 UK universities, one fewer than last year, in the top 150 list, with Imperial College London joining the universities of Cambridge and Oxford in the top 15. [global]


Here's What All The Chinese Students At Your School Are Reading

Thursday, 10 December 2015 09:26

BEIJING – When Tim Lin arrived at Miami University in Ohio – 6,763 miles east of his hometown in northeast China – he wasn’t quite ready for the whopping dose of American college culture that was headed his way.[us]



Canada books another strong year of international enrolment growth

Thursday, 03 December 2015 05:49

Short on time? Here are the highlights:

  • International student enrolment in Canada has increased by 83% since 2008 and 10% year-over-year between 2013 and 2014
  • More than seven in ten international students in Canada come from ten sending markets, and six in ten come from Asia

The Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) released its annual report on the state of international education in Canada this week. As in previous years, the 2015 edition of A World of Learning: Canada’s Performance and Potential in International Education provides statistics and analysis on foreign student enrolment in Canada, outbound mobility, and emerging trends in international education. [CA]


Laws protect students and Australia's international education reputation

Friday, 13 November 2015 07:13

International students studying in Australia, and the global competitiveness of Australian education providers, will be enhanced by new laws being debated today in Parliament.

Minister for Education and Training Senator Simon Birmingham said the Education Services for Overseas Students Amendment (Streamlining Regulation) Bill 2015 cut red tape for education providers, while maintaining Australia’s stringent student protections. [AU]


Unlicensed immigration consultant faces sentencing on fraud charges

Thursday, 22 October 2015 08:45

Canadian investigators allege “many” people gained Canadian citizenship through altered passports and fake stamps obtained from an unlicensed Metro Vancouver immigration consultant set for a sentencing hearing Wednesday. [CA]



Canada launches new immigration certification for international student advisors

Tuesday, 20 October 2015 07:39

Short on time? Here are the highlights:

  • The inaugural entry-to-practice exam has been announced for international student advisors in Canada who wish to become a Regulated International Student Immigration Advisor (RISIA)
  • The exam is available only to those currently employed by recognised education providers in Canada and with three years’ advising experience
  • RISIA registration is now required under Canadian law for international student advisors who wish to provide immigration advice or assistance with immigration matters

We have reported previously on the implications of 2011 amendments to Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. Simply put, the amendment makes it illegal for anyone other than an accredited immigration representative to provide advice or otherwise represent a student during an application (or any other process) with Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). In this context, in order to be considered “an accredited immigration representative,” the advisor or agent must be a member in good standing of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) or a lawyer authorised to practise in Canada. [CA]


Aus government to develop agent code of ethics

Wednesday, 30 September 2015 03:42

The Australian government will fund the development of a code of ethics for education agents working with Australian institutions in order to enhance the quality and reputation of the sector, Minister for Education and Training Christopher Pyne announced last week.



International Students Are Turning Their Back On British Universities, Major Report Warns

Monday, 28 September 2015 02:13

More international students are turning their backs on Britain in favour of more "migrant friendly" countries with better post-study work options, a major report has claimed.

More than a quarter (26.8%) of UK prospects decided to study in another country, and a further 5.4% chose to study in their home country, according to The Hobsons International Student Survey, which was published on Tuesday.

Overseas students currently contribute around £7bn to the UK's economy, with many experts claiming some degree courses are only available in the UK because of foreign student enrolment. [read more]



China encouraging overseas universities to accept gaokao exam results

Monday, 07 September 2015 02:07

More universities outside of China may soon accept China’s national college entrance exam, the gaokao. Yu Jihai, deputy director of the Division of International Education at the Ministry of Education, confirmed during a conference on education internationalisation in May that the Chinese government is “currently working on having foreign countries recognise the grades of China’s gaokao.” [READ MORE]


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