Offshoring opportunities – a real alternative?

Minister proposes overseas campuses as alternative to international student recruitment Times Higher Education reports that David Willetts seems to be pushing overseas campus expansion - with private finance support - to compensate for reduced international student recruitment resulting from government immigration policies. The idea features, not for the first time, in a speech on international … Continue reading Offshoring opportunities – a real alternative?

World Education: The New Powerhouse – Going Global 2011 §1

Some comments on Going Global 2011 - World Education: The New Powerhouse? I was fortunate to be present at the British Council’s Going Global Conference in Hong Kong earlier in March. There were about 1,000 delegates there and as might be expected for this kind of event many of the presentations were high level and … Continue reading World Education: The New Powerhouse – Going Global 2011 §1

Australian review of student visa requirements

Australia seems to have realised that student recruitment matters Times Higher carries an interesting piece on changes to student visa arrangements in Australia. Universities in Australia have welcomed the "timely" decision by the country's federal government to review its student-visa system in light of the recent collapse in demand from overseas students. Ministers announced the … Continue reading Australian review of student visa requirements