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Youth Unemployment Rate in China Increases With a Record Number of College Graduates

China is paradoxically entangled with an increasing youth unemployment rate and a shortage of workers, all the while producing the highest number of college graduates in its history. China has gone through numerous educational policy developments, especially since Deng Xiaoping opened the country’s economic door to foreign businesses in 1978. At the core, the policies have been deeply impacted by the country’s pursuit of rapid economic growth, and more recently, of a global foothold in science and technology. Accordingly, the government has pushed for having a higher percentage of its…

Japanese Version of China Initiative Raises Questions for Universities

Earlier last month, Japan’s parliament passed an economic security bill to increase government oversight of science and technologies. Of the four broad areas the law is set to cover, securing and protecting research data and patents on advanced technologies is one of them. The Japanese government primarily introduced the law following its closest ally — the United States — to decouple technologically with China for security purposes. With the physical realization of Russia’s increasing aggression on the world stage through its invasion of Ukraine, the parliament had another great cause…

The New “High Potential Individual” Visa in the UK Receives Criticism

Starting on May 30, recent graduates of top global universities are allowed to stay in the United Kingdom for a maximum of three years, with a new scheme called a High Potential Individual (HPI) visa. The applicants must have graduated from an eligible university within five years, and once accepted, college graduates will be allowed to stay for two years at most or three years for Ph.D. or other doctoral degrees. The government only briefly describes on their website what the new visa holders can and cannot do, and yet,…

Recent Academic Trend in Africa to Gain In-depth Knowledge of the U.S.

An academic movement to expand the knowledge of the United States is spreading across the higher education sector in Africa. Following the trend, the American Language Centre in Morocco, the African Centre for the Study of the United States (ACSUS) at the University of the Witwatersrand, and ACSUS at the University of Pretoria have been established to specialize in the study of the U.S. Background  To understand multilayered aspects of a country in terms of culture, economy, history, politics, and society, it is important to develop an interdisciplinary study of the region….

The Pandemic Exacerbates Latin America’s Already Troubled Education

The impact of the pandemic has been devastating to the education sector around the globe. Many governments, including those in Latin America, have introduced educational quarantines to protect students from the virus. Since the beginning of 2020, young students and children have been put away from their schools, teachers, and peers, as a part of the social distancing policies. With the pandemic lasting well over two years, educators in Latin America put efforts to look forward into the future but with concerns about the fate of education in their countries….

Internship Opportunity for International Students in Seoul (Apply Before May 9, 2022)

Recruitment for The 30th International Student Global Internship   Seoul Metropolitan Government is recruiting international students, who are currently enrolled in a university or graduate school in Seoul, for internship programs. By providing the opportunity, it aims to help expand international students’ understanding of Korean society through an internship at public and private entities, as well as to support the participants’ career advancement.   International Student Global Internship Overview Internship Period: July 4 – August 19, 2022 Recruitment Number (Expected): 14 people– Public sector (11 departments at the city hall,…

Get to Know Your Australian Universities — By State

Australian universities are one of the most popular destinations for international students. While its close proximity attracts many students from Asia, its reputable academic programs also attract students worldwide. Just like how the west coast and the east coast of the U.S. differ in atmosphere and culture, each region in Australia has its own specialties. Here you will be able to find quick facts about each region and renowned universities in the area. New South Wales New South Wales is where Sydney is located, and that alone speaks volumes for…

Universities Should Not Cut Communication With Russia

A group of Universities in Australia, including the Australian National University (ANU), have taken measures to halt all collaboration with fellow research institutions in Russia. This decision to shut down lines of communication, intended as a repudiation of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, could end up strengthening the effect of the Russian state’s propaganda on its people rather than weakening it. In fact, the ability of academic institutions to share information could work as a key factor in supporting the widespread anti-war sentiment among Russians. Numerous faculties at ANU wrote in…

Swiss Universities With Odd Accreditation and Recognition System

Switzerland had frequently been an education destination for many European college students as the Erasmus program, a pan-European college credit sharing system, used to encompass Swiss universities. However, following the Swiss’ decision to re-introduce quotas on EU citizens in 2014, the education authorities of the EU excluded the country from their program. Since then, Swiss has been negotiating terms with the EU to re-join Erasmus. One of the main reasons why Swiss became a major Erasmus destination for European students is their global, if not euro-wide, reputation for high-quality education….

New EU Sanctions Affect Russia’s Higher Education

As Russia continues to push into Ukraine, sanctions against Russia are starting to cripple its economy and higher education. As of early April, the European Commission (EC), the executive branch of the European Union (EU), has decided to cease all ongoing grant agreements to Russian research and education entities as a part of the fifth package of sanctions. It is a stronger version of its previous restrictive measures announced in March, which targeted Russian educational organization only under Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe — the EU’s key funding program for research…