January 2016 / Vol.2, No.3
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EURIE NEWS

Erasmus + Panel

EURIE will feature a panel session dedicated to the Erasmus + Program. The panel will focus on “International Credit Mobility”, promoting the international exchange of students and staff between institutions in Erasmus+ Program and Partner Countries. For over 25 years, Europe has funded the Erasmus program, which has enabled over 3 million European students to spend part of their studies in another higher education institution elsewhere in Europe. Erasmus+ now opens up these opportunities to students and staff from other parts of the world. This will be a highly beneficial panel especially for those EURIE participants from the non-European countries, to learn more about how they can participate in these EU-funded mobility schemes.
 

A look at regional higher education systems

EURIE will feature panel sessions focusing on regional higher education systems. Among the regions covered are Middle East and North Africa, and Southeastern Europe. Panelists will talk about the challenges their higher education institutions are facing and the new trends in higher education they are adopting in their region. It will be interesting to see if and how internationalization is interpreted and implemented differently across regions.
 

INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION NEWS

New Zealand's New International Student Visa Scheme

New Zealand has launched a pilot scheme that will enable international students to study for up to three consecutive study programs under a single, five-year pathway visa. The new visa aims to simplify the visa process for international students and thus make New Zealand more competitive as a study destination. The new visa scheme will also give more flexible work rights for students for the duration of their studies.
 

Immigration Policy Changes in 2015

Immigation policies of major destination countries affect international student mobility flows in significant ways. Particularly important is the post-study work and immigration prospects in determining the attractiveness of a study destination. In 2015, Canada introduced an Express Entry system, a new process by which foreigners, including international students, would be selected for immigration. It is unclear at the moment how the new system will affect international students’ immigration prospects. The UK announced in July that it would remove work rights for non-EU students who are in further education (non-degree programs), among other restrictive measures.


 

NEWS FROM PARTICIPANT UNIVERSITIES

Please send your university news regarding international education (partnerships, projects and students) to newsletter@eurieeducationsummit.com to be featured in this newsletter.

Six Purdue University Researchers win early-career awards

Five Purdue University faculty members in the College of Engineering and one in the Polytechnic Institute of Technology won 2015 Faculty Early Career Development awards from the National Science Foundation in the United States, one of the most prestigious NSF honors for outstanding young researchers.
 

Shanghai University wins prestigious award

Shanghai University won "China International Industry Exhibition Innovation Award" for Unmanned Surface Measuring Vehicle called “Jing Hai”.
 
 

UPCOMING EVENTS

16th International Educational Technology Conference (IETC)

February 4–6, 2016
Dubai, UAE
 

European Conference on Educational Research ECER 2016

“Leading Education: The Distinct Contributions of Educational Research and Researchers” 
22-26 August, 2016
Dublin, Ireland
 
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