Sector predicts next year will be “a massive struggle” for NZ universities

Speaking with the New Zealand Herald, Universities New Zealand director Chris Whelan said that one international student generates as much income as two domestic ones for institutions, meaning next year will be “a massive struggle”. “We constantly hear that universities have big balance sheets,” he said. “We have an awful lot of assets…but they’re not […]

Language sector needs ring-fencing and reform, sector leaders urge

Proposed solutions for coronavirus-associated problems include introducing a global distribution system for language providers and agents similar to that of the wider travel industry, mandatory insurance policies, and reforming flexible payment plans. “”That practice...

international education sector receives $51.6m boost

The strategy will seek to accelerate pillars of its 2018 International Education Strategy – to stabilise, strengthen and transform the sector – and aims to “cushion the blow” of coronavirus on the country’s international education providers. “The government is acutely...

ELT sector could welcome 120,000 fewer students due to pandemic

A spokesperson for MEI told The PIE News that the sector’s junior market had been completely wiped out and that it expects an 80% drop in overall numbers.  “The big thing is that the junior market is completely wiped out for the year” The Progressive College Network,...

Aus resumes student visa processing among new measures to boost sector

International students contribute AUD$40 billion annually and support 250,000 jobs. However, as a result of border closures due to the coronavirus crisis,  around 87,000 (or 22%) of university students remain outside Australia. “Students want to study here and we want...