Tokyo is making it harder for
Japanese language school
students to work, to curb
the practice of students
completing courses quickly
and working for the rest of
Khachinthorn said he
hopes foreign HEIs
will improve education
quality in the country.
Noorul Ainur Mohd Nur, of the Malaysia Higher
Education Ministry, launched a ‘blueprint’ for the
country to become an “HE hub”, which includes
professional experience during study periods.
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NCUK and British Study
Centres have launched the
first UK foundation program
in the country.
Some HEIs, including the
majority in Australia, have
confirmed they are paying
top-ups to Indian agents to
cover their GST costs after
the new tax regime was
A record number of Chinese mobile
graduates, or ‘sea turtles’, returned to China
in 2017, and the government is forming
policies to encourage their return.
New Zealand has begun
consultation on a change to
post-study work visas, which
could be restricted for students
below degree level.
Australia has passed a foreign
interference bill with many of the
amendments made by Universities
Australia included, to alleviate
educators’ concerns. 2017 ELICOS
enrolment statistics were published and
figures improved to just shy of 177,700
enrolments and over 2.3 million student
weeks, although most growth was
within just three states.
A visa waiver between
the Emirates and Brazil
will allow ELT short
course students to travel
President Erdogan has announced
a new target of 350,000 inbound
students to Turkey, though there is
no clear timeframe for the policy.
Prime minister Madbouly welcomed
a delegation of British university
representatives, and signed an MoU
with the University of Liverpool on a