English language program reduction causes disruption

Earlier this year the Danish government announced it will reduce the number of higher education programs offered in English in an attempt to control rising financial aid expenditure (SU) for EU students.  “When I came to Denmark my intention was to come here and get...

Innovation for African Universities program launched

The Innovation for African Universities program comprises 24 project partnerships with universities in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa and the UK, and will aim to develop skills graduates require to build sustainable industries, companies and services. “We can…...

Canada launches $95 million outbound program to boost skills

The Global Skills Opportunity program, funded by Employment and Social Development Canada, will help students acquire skills that “employers want and the Canadian economy needs”. An outbound pilot was announced in the 2019 international education strategy. The GSO...

Libereka and Virtual Internships partner for “job-ready” program

Libereka, the world’s first common application system and student recruitment platform on the blockchain, and Virtual Internships, one of Jisc and Emerge Education’s “top 20 edtech startups”, want to break the recent turmoil and lead a “successful translation of...

US homestay program introduces vaccination requirement

Cheryl Ernst, executive director of the American English Institute at the University of Oregon, explained it just makes sense to require homestay hosts to be vaccinated. The school already demands this of students and employees. Ernst said she has received no pushback...