CONAHEC News and Information

Monday, Jul. 24, 2017

A dozen higher education organizations expressed serious concerns over a possible change in the student visa program, saying it could deter the most talented international students from applying to schools in the United States. This month, The Washington Post reported that senior officials at the Department of Homeland Security were discussing a proposal to require foreign students to reapply for permission to stay in the United States every year.

Monday, Jul. 24, 2017

About 75,000 people who applied for New York's first-in-the-nation tuition-free college program are finding out whether they will start the fall semester without a tuition bill to pay. "It feels absolutely terrific," Binghamton University student Natan Nassir, of Great Neck, said after learning Thursday that the state will pick up his tab for any tuition not covered by other financial aid. New York set aside $87 million for the Excelsior Scholarship program for the first year after projecting about 23,000 people would qualify.

Friday, Jul. 21, 2017

Twelve higher education associations this week registered “serious concern” about a proposal under consideration at the Department of Homeland Security that would require international students to reapply annually for permission to stay in the U.S.

Wednesday, Jul. 19, 2017

Ontario's universities are becoming increasingly dependent on revenues from international students, according to new research by CBC. Research shows that the number of international students attending an ON university increased 88.5% between 2010 and 2016, while enrollments from domestic students increased only 7%. The data also show that between the 2011-12 and 2015-16 academic years, total revenue from international student tuition fees rose from $620M to $1.28B.

Monday, Jul. 17, 2017

Ever since the presidential election last November, the U.S. higher education community has monitored how the Trump presidency will affect international student flows to the United States. Five months into the new presidential administration, data from SEVIS and other sources provide early insights into the impact of the “Trump effect.”

Tuesday, Jul. 11, 2017

A research division of Google focused on artificial intelligence announced last week that it will set up its first international research lab in downtown Edmonton in partnership with the University of Alberta. The 10-person lab will reportedly be headed by UAlberta Al experts Rich Sutton, Micheal Bowling, and Patrick Pilarski. "This is a huge reputational win for the University of Alberta," said UAlberta Dean of Science Jonathan Schaeffer. "We've been one of the best Al research centres in the world for more than 10 years. The academic world knows this, but the business community doesn't... more

Tuesday, Jul. 11, 2017

Senior officials at the Department of Homeland Security are floating a proposal that would require foreign students to reapply for permission to stay in the United States every year, a controversial move that would create new costs and paperwork for thousands of visa holders from China, India, and other nations, according to two federal officials with direct knowledge of the discussions. Officials caution that the plan is in the preliminary stages and would require regulatory changes that could take a minimum of 18 months.

Tuesday, Jul. 11, 2017

La investigacion interdisciplinaria y una formacion en humanidades seran claves para lidiar con la cuarta revolucion industrial, asegura Sung-Chul Shin, presidente del Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), quien ademas advierte que las universidades deberan desempenar un papel central en el desarrollo de la cuarta revolucion industrial. 

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Monday, Jul. 10, 2017

"Canada would still be seeing its record number of international postsecondary enrolments this year if Hilary Clinton had won the US election. That is the message being put forward by many Canadian experts in international student recruitment.

Monday, Jul. 10, 2017

"The University of Regina says it is moving toward becoming a smoke-free campus. Starting in September 2017, the university will no longer permit smoking or the use of any tobacco products in any building or vehicles on university land. Further, the school plans to reduce the number of designated outdoor smoking areas from 19 to three located near student residences.

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