EURIE 2018 Hot Topics

EURIE 2018 panels and seminars will touch upon hot topics in international education, such as Brexit and its impact on student mobility trends. There are also growing anti-immigration sentiments in many countries which affect their governments’ visa and immigration policies towards international students. The Travel Ban in the USA is a controversial example. UK and USA being the leading host countries for international students for decades pose interesting questions for the whole sector: Is the era of ever-expanding international student mobility flows coming to an end? Or will we witness a major shift in where international students are headed as new regions/ countries benefit from these developments? Join the discussions at EURIE 2018.

EURIE 2018 Refugees’ Access to Education

At the last two EURIE conferences, we had many presentations devoted to the topic of refugees’ access to education. The refugee issue continues to be a pressing one for the whole world, especially the Eurasian region. At EURIE 2018, we will host representatives from Universities, public agencies and NGOs working in different countries on providing access to education for refugee youth. If you are involved in such projects or programs at your institution, share your knowledge and insight with us at EURIE 2018.


Outbound mobility of Kazakh students on the rise

Number of Kazakh students studying abroad has more than doubled since 2006. Most of these students stay within the region and study in Russia, Krygzistan and increasingly China. The goverment of Kazakhstan has established the Bolashak scholarship program for funding students study abroad in 1993. Now the program funds graduate study and research at leading universities of the world. Internationalization is on the agenda of Kazakh universities who are encouraged to develop their international partnerships. Either through scholarships, self-funding or exchange programs, more Kazakh students are expected to complete at least part of their studies overseas.

International student fees in Finland

The Finnish parliament has passed legislation to introduce tuition fees for non-EU international students studing at Finnish HEIs in January 2016. Now the legislation comes into full effect. The government has set a minimum of 1,500 euros/ year but the Universities and polytechnics will use their discretion in setting the actual fees. Doctoral programs and programs taught in Finnish and Swedish are exempt from the new policy.


International University of Sarajevo (IUS) research activities

IUS professors participated in a conference of a 2-year international research program “Heritage at War in the Mediterranean Region”. The international conference took place in Beirut in June 2017. The main objective of the research program was to study issues related to heritage in times and zones of conflict. A multidisciplinary team analysed the long-term effects of conflicts on heritage.

Tbilisi State Medical University’s (TSMU) international cooperation

TSMU hosted international students from partner institutions in Poland and Ukraine based on their bitaleral cooperation agreements. Students from Poznan and Lublin Medical Universities in Poland and Kharkiv and Zaporozhye State Medical Universities in Ukraine undertook clinical training at TSMU’s G.Zhvania Pediatric Academic Clinic.


ANIE Africa Network of Internationalization of Education Conference

“Higher Education in Africa: New Regional and Global Dynamics”
October 4-6, 2017
Kigali, Rwanda

Alliance for International Education

“Internationalizing Schools”
October 6-8, 2017
Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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