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U.S. news magazine recently 60 Minutes featured a segment "Dropping out: Is college worth the cost?," on Peter Thiel’s 20 Under 20 Fellowship program. Thiel’s Fellowship Program offers scholarship to the brightest students who agree to drop out of college.
Asia’s higher education system continues to receive remarks for its vast improvements, undergoing a higher education revolution in the region. Malaysia is at the forefront according to reports including one from the Malaysian Star, “The Malaysian higher education sector has grown tremendously in the past decade and Malaysia is fast becoming an educational hub for excellence in the Asian region.”
Here are the higher education news stories we’ve been following, from the latest U.S. student recruitment statistics to international higher ed relations.
Tell us what you think @universityfairs.
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Calling all international education fair exhibitors! It’s that time of year for fall and winter fair planning and it’s a good time to add or update your institution profile to our online directory. To obtain a profile, if you don’t have one already, simply book your next exhibition via the University Fairs website!
Studycentral’s Director Irina Tchirkova took part in NAFSA's 64th Annual Conference & Expo last week in Houston, Texas.
Here’s what Irina had to say about her trip:
It was my first time to join NAFSA's annual Conference and Expo and I was blown away by the opportunities the event offered. Nearly 9,000 professionals attended the event!
With so many opportunities presented it was quite daunting for the first- time visitor like myself. Luckily, the event offered comprehensive support and advice online before and during the conference.
In this week’s headlines - after a few weeks of teasing the public - Times Higher Education has released their 100 Under 50 university rankings, and we get a few updates on international student recruitment from panel discussions at NAFSA.
You can find more news, or share yours with us @UniversityFairs.
We are heading to the 64th NAFSA Annual Conference & Expo! We’re off to Houston, Texas from May 27 to June 1 for the most widely-attended international education event in the world.
Summer is almost here – well for those of us in the northern hemisphere. The summer season marks the start of a busy travel season, and admission officers and international recruiters may find themselves busy on the road and around the globe.
We certainly encourage you to get out there and experience the best of summer overseas and see what these education fairs have to offer:
This week has been busy for international recruitment – we take a look at a foreign study from the UK with interesting student stats, share the latest on the development of an international recruitment code, higher ed updates from MENA, and a preview of fall’s leading education fair.
Here are our top picks for this week, and you can tell us yours @UniversityFairs.
We recently returned from the Gulf Education and Training education fair in Dubai. We’ve had the pleasure of working with the exhibition in Dubai for the past two years. Each year we’ve seen great success and this year was no exception as there were several educational institutions attending the event.