tertiary education

Australia dismisses loss of overseas student as ‘good thing’


March 9th, 2012 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 9 (IANS) Unfazed by a massive drop of A$3bn in the revenue from international students in the last one year, Australian Tertiary Education Minister Chris Evans has even ... Read more...

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Unesco calls for girls access to primary education


March 6th, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, March 6 (IANS) Launching its global atlas of gender equality, Unesco Tuesday called for action on further increasing enrolment of girls in primary education across the world.The atlas was ... Read more...

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Stiglitz against foreign investment


January 10th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Jan 10 (IANS) Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz Tuesday said opening doors to foreign investment would have disastrous consequences and would lead to serious economic instability."Insufficiently regulated capital market and ... Read more...

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Australia to relax visa norms to woo students


September 22nd, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Sep 22 (IANS) Worried by continuing slide in the international students' numbers, the Australian government has decided to relax visa norms further.The decision has coincided with former New South ... Read more...

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Faster, easier Australian visas for students


September 22nd, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Australia has made the visa process for international students more swift.The move, which will also benefit Indian students, was welcomed by Australian High Commissioner Peter ... Read more...

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India, Australia launch education council


August 1st, 2011 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) India and Australia Monday announced the launch of an education council to strengthen exchanges between the two nations."Last April, we decided to start the India-Australia ... Read more...

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Indian varsities fuel Mauritius’ ‘knowledge hub’ dream


February 17th, 2011 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
By Shubha Singh New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Private Indian universities setting up campuses in Mauritius are helping the island nation off the African coast realise its vision of transforming into a knowledge ... Read more...

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Botham to be key speaker at ‘Learning for a Better World’ fund-raiser


January 23rd, 2011 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 23(ANI): Former England all-rounder Ian Botham will be the guest of honour at a dinner organized by Australia-based Learning for a Better World (LBW), which supports over 100 students through ... Read more...

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Oz to review strict student visa program following drastic drop in Indian enrolments


December 17th, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Dec 17(ANI): Australia's Tertiary Education Minister Chris Evans has announced that a review of the international student visa program will be conducted following which changes may be carried out to prop ... Read more...

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Australia to ease student visa norms (Lead, changing dateline)


December 17th, 2010 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
By Paritosh Parasher Melbourne, Dec 16 (IANS) In a significant move, the Australian Immigration Department has conceded the Australian universities' demand to ease visa conditions for students from India and China.The amended ... Read more...

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Punjab students hail Australian visa review


December 16th, 2010 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 16 (IANS) Students aspiring to study in Australia and overseas education consultants in Punjab Thursday hailed the proposed relaxations announced by the Australian government in the student visa norms."The new ... Read more...

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Australia mulls easing student visa norms


December 16th, 2010 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 16 (IANS) Australia is considering relaxing its student visa norms after complaints that it does not process applications fast enough thereby causing international students, including from India and China, to ... Read more...

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Indian student numbers to dip in Australia by 80 percent


October 14th, 2010 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Oct 14 (IANS) The number of Indian students enrolling at Australian universities for the 2011 academic year is set to plunge by 80 percent, an academic said.Melbourne University Vice-Chancellor Glyn Davis ... Read more...

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Australia very reliant on foreign students to prop up varsity funding


September 8th, 2010 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sept.8 (ANI): Australia has the highest proportion of international students enrolled in its tertiary institutions in the world, suggesting that it is highly reliant on this student community strata to attract ... Read more...

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World’s highest rate of lifestyle diseases is in Caribbean (Lead)


August 5th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
By Paras Ramoutar Port-of-Spain, Aug 5 (IANS) Latin America and the Caribbean have the highest rates of non-communicable and lifestyle diseases in the world and this has put an economic burden on the ... Read more...

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‘Trinidad and Tobago can develop ayurvedic medicine’


August 5th, 2010 - 5:04 am ICT by IANS
By Paras Ramoutar Port-of-Spain, Aug 5 (IANS) Latin America and the Caribbean have the highest rates of non-communicable and lifestyle diseases in the world, and a place like Trinidad and Tobago has the ... Read more...

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Oz crackdown on ‘dodgy’ colleges can hurt Indian students’ interests


June 28th, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, June 28 (ANI): Australian Universities have called for justice for overseas students including Indians, caught up in the government's crackdown on dodgy colleges.Indian students comprise the second largest group of ... Read more...

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Angry Kiwi students protest residency grant call for foreign graduates


June 1st, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, June 1 (ANI): The New Zealand Union of Students Association has declared the welcome residency mat being rolled out for foreigners graduating from a university in the country as bizarre and ... Read more...

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Leader calls for scholarships for meritorious Malay-Indian students


May 31st, 2010 - 3:54 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, May 31 (ANI): Malaysia's Human Rights Party has urged the Higher Education Ministry to provide seats in higher education to academically exceptional Malay-Indian students by allocating scholarships and entrance into ... Read more...

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New Zealand may impose a two-year block on student loans for fresh migrants


April 19th, 2010 - 9:20 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, April 19(ANI): New Zealand Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce has said his Government is planning toimplement a two-year stand-down period before new permanent residents can borrow from the Government to ... Read more...

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India, New Zealand ink education agreement


April 13th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Apr 13 (ANI): India and New Zealand have concluded a formal education agreement, which includes collaborative projects, open and distance learning, research cooperation, teacher education and development and quality assurance.Both ... Read more...

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Australian agency to help resolve perception issues in India


March 4th, 2010 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, March 4 (IANS) A national agency to oversee standards of higher education providers will help resolve Australia's "serious perception issues" in India, an official of a universities' group said Thursday, adding ... Read more...

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Oz deputy PM acknowledges legitimacy of Indian students’ concerns


March 3rd, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, Mar. 3 (ANI): Deputy Prime Minister Julia Gillard has admitted that Indian students' concerns about the quality of education and safety measures in Australia are "legitimate.""We have all watched with ... Read more...

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Australia is not a racist country, Lee tells Indian media


February 7th, 2010 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb.7 (ANI): Though the Indian media has gone to town describing Australia as a country where racism, especially against the Asian minority thrives, the continent's pin-up boy - Brett Lee ... Read more...

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RM 500,000 more for Tamil schools in Malaysia


January 3rd, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Johor Baru, Jan 3 (ANI): Malaysian state government has approved an additional sum of RM 500,000 to build new infrastructure and upgrade facilities in Tamil schools.Menteri Besar Abdul Ghani Othman said ... Read more...

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OECD forecasts social benefits from recession


September 9th, 2009 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
Berlin, Sep 8 (DPA) A study of education round the globe forecast Tuesday that the world recession may paradoxically benefit societies, since it will prompt the next generation to get a better ... Read more...

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Australia’s crackdown on rogue colleges could affect thousands of Indian students


August 20th, 2009 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug.20 (ANI): The Australian Government proposed crackdown on vocational colleges and universities could leave thousands of international students, especially those from India, looking for somewhere else to study or needing refunds ... Read more...

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Women paid 16 per cent less than men: Report


March 3rd, 2008 - 5:52 pm ICT by admin
Melbourne, Mar 3 (ANI): A new global report has found that women workers are paid 16 per cent less than their male counterparts across the world.The International Trade Union Confederation report on ... Read more...

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