Academics petition over ‘spying’

December 10, 2008

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM–Academics and students have presented a petition to Downing Street, urging the government to withdraw new immigration rules for overseas students in the UK. From next March, universities will be expected to monitor whether full story
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Star student not allowed back into U.S. because of illegal past

December 2, 2008

MESA, AZ–Daniella Aguado wanted to be an english teacher ever since high school, and at 21 years old, she has succeeded. Success was never a foreign concept for Daniella – especially at Mountain View High School in Mesa. “I had a wonderful experience in high school. I love studying,” says Daniella “I had good grades.” “Good” is putting it politely. full story
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Overseas student ID cards begin

November 25, 2008

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM–The fingerprinting of overseas students for biometric identity cards has begun for those extending their visas. It is the first phase of tighter visa restrictions which will eventually affect more than 300,000 people applying to study in the UK each year. The tougher rules are intended to prevent the abuse of student visas as a way of gaining entry to the UK. full story
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Obama could draw students away from UK

November 24, 2008

THE JOURNAL–The election of Barack Obama as US president could threaten British universities’ intake of foreign students, education experts claim. Leading analysts have said that as the negative perceptions of America diminish and US visa full story
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Barack Obama to boost US academic recruiting

November 12, 2008

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA–The US is likely to step up its recruitment of the world’s best young minds in the wake of last week’s election win by Barack Obama, some leading American academics say. Stanford Graduate School of Business political science professor David Brady says he expects a “jump shift” in US efforts in the global talent wars. After a visa crackdown full story
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