26 maart - International students are eager to learn Dutch and to find a job in the Netherlands. Speaking Dutch increases the chances of building a future career in the Netherlands, but the real bottleneck is the work permit procedure.
20 maart - When choosing a university, the second most important reason, right behind the offered courses, is the financial situation. And it’s not just the height of tuition. A recent study showed that more than 80 percent of the international students would like to pay tuition in their own currency,
26 februari - Dutch employers have little need for employees speaking only English. Competence in both Dutch and English is the minimum. But no certified proof of that knowledge is needed.
25 februari - The English level of Finnish students is improving steadily, research from Cambridge shows. This is an important development, since many international students leave Finland prematurely because of the Finnish language. English classes for students and teachers could solve this bottleneck.
21 februari - The revamped Erasmus programme covers a new student loan guarantee next to the existing Erasmus grants. Remarkably, the students oppose the facility. The European Commission is eager to introduce the loans, but for what reason?
21 februari - The German Ambassador to India encouraged Indian students to learn German. To attract the best and the brightest the language barrier has to be lowered. "Our goal is that by 2017, one million Indian students would have learnt, at least, basic German.
14 februari - The EU and Latin America want to intensify their cooperation in higher education and research. The Alfa Puentes project stimulates the integration of Latin America’s higher education systems by uniting university associations from both regions.
6 februari - President Obama started his second term by presenting a plan to attract more technically-skilled immigrants. Graduates in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) might in the future use a ‘fast track’ for green cards.
4 februari - An Irish college created a win-win situation for international and Irish students. Free tuition is offered to students that provide accommodation to an international student.
25 januari - How does HE quality assurance in China work? Mr. Jianmin Li, Minister-Counsellor at the China Mission to the EU knows from his own experience. China works with yellow and red cards. Now deepening cooperation with Europe is attractive.
22 januari - The South African post-apartheid generation has been celebrated widely for its success at their high-school exams. But now they struggle to find their way into a university.