Why host countries should support international alumni

Posted in Governance and administration on April 26th, 2020 by steve

International“International graduate employability and employment outcomes are critical to sustainable international recruitment. Prospective international students and their families are increasingly paying attention to the evidence host universities can present in terms of graduate employment outcomes …” (more)

[Ly Tran and Huyen Bui, University World News, 25 April]

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International student recruitment in a post-China world

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on April 26th, 2020 by steve

International“What will international student recruitment look like in a ‘post-China’ world? Admittedly, for most university administrators, that is a hard-to-imagine scenario. It would be almost an understatement to say that Chinese students studying overseas has been the single most influential factor shaping the direction of international education since the beginning of this century …” (more)

[Anna Esaki-Smith, University World News, 25 April]

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The Trinity Swift Project

Posted in Life on April 26th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The swift is a migratory bird which spends around four months of every year in climates like Ireland’s. For many years, swifts were a frequent feature of the Trinity skyline. Most closely related to hummingbirds, they also behave similarly to sand martins and swallows …” (more)

[Lucy Fitzsimmons, Trinity News, 25 April]

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Universities and Wars

Posted in Life on April 26th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“A message arrived yesterday evening from a close relative in the USA. Just two videos and a cryptic remark about leadership. The first shows President Trump at a press briefing. There he is, musing about injections of household bleach as a possible cure for Covid-19. The second shows President Deeks reading out a message to UCD’s Alumni …” (more)

[In a Strange Land, 25 April]

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