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Canadian Government Launches International Education Strategy

The Canadian government launched its new international education strategy today. Like many other countries Canada is looking to capitalize on the growing international demand for high quality education. It has earmarked $30M to further promote colleges and universities internationally and  support internships in Canada, GlobalU co-founder Randy Zadra was interviewed by the CBC about this. […]

Brazil Launches Science Without Borders

The Brazilian government has announced of the world’s largest funded student exchange programs. It intends to send over 100,000 students around the world by 2014. Science without Borders is a large scale nationwide scholarship program primarily funded by the Brazilian federal government. The program seeks to strengthen and expand the initiatives of science and technology, […]

New Survey on Mapping Internationalization on US Campuses

The American Council on Education (ACE) has updated Mapping Internationalization on U.S. Campuses, a research project that documents internationalization and global engagement at the nation’s colleges and universities. Research was conducted in 2001, 2006, and most recently in 2011. The American Council on Education has released a new study on internationalization of higher education. This report is […]

Canada’s GlobalLink Offers a Unique Way to Recruit top International Students

Canada’s MITACS GlobalLink is a unique program that brings top international undergrads to Canada to undertake a summer research project under the supervision of a Canadian university faculty member. International students gain valuable experience and at the same time test drive potential university destinations for future graduate studies. The CEO of MITACS Globalink, Arvind Gupta […]

Despite Record High Unemployment Michigan Understands the Value of International Students

Despite the well documented crash of the auto industry, the state of Michigan is now looking for international students to create the next wave of innovation and economic growth. I cannot think of a more significant paradigm shift than what is described in this recent Detroit News article, that describes a shortage of highly skilled engineers. In […]

10 Australian Social Media Influencers

As higher education continues to deal with social media innovations  this article outlines how some of the social media thought leaders in Australia are using social media. The list was recommended by the Twitter community of The Guardian.  

AIEA 2011 A Success

Despite the challenges faced by many universities, this year’s AIEA was a very successful and hosted a record turnout. Included for the first time this year were several session on the use of information technology and social media in international education which were very well attended. Many institutions are considering how to use social media […]

Officials Accompanying Obama in India Looking for Flexible Rules

A delegation of U.S. education officials visiting India alongside President Barack Obama is trying to push India to speed up its acceptance of foreign universities, an Indian government initiative that has been promised but appears to be stalled. American universities have made clear to Mr. Sibal, the Minister of education  that they can’t operate in […]

New $30M Phd Scholarship Program in Ontario

The fight to attract  the best and brightest global  innovators is well underway.  Globalization is real  and brainpower is the major ingredient for the  innovation and competitiveness recipe.  Now Ontario  Premier Dalton McGuinty has announced a new Ontario Trillium Scholarship for international students program. The new scholarship will provide 75 of the world’s best students […]

International Students Contribute $17.6 Billion to US Economy

NAFSA has released a study which  calculates the economic impact of international students and their dependents on the U.S. economy. During the 2008-2009 academic year, NAFSA estimates that international students and their dependents contributed approximately $17.6 billion to the U.S. economy. http://www.nafsa.org/publicpolicy/default.aspx?id=17174

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