Archive for foreign students

International students: for learning or for money?

Posted in Fees and access, Governance and administration with tags , on 8 March 2011 by Steve

“Just as the prospective Irish government tells us that universities should double the number of international students they recruit, we read that in Britain 10% of university revenues now come from overseas student fees …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 8 March]

Hard Life for International Students

Posted in Life with tags , on 22 February 2011 by Steve

“… International students must also take their rite of passage by confirming their status as visitors through the Garda of Immigration Bureau. For some, the flight over to Dublin is shorter than the time it takes to sort through this rigmarole …” (more)

[University Times, 21 February]

Filling quota?

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 15 December 2010 by Steve

“But it’s not like so many (or any) nonEU are queueing up RT @9th_level_irl College sets 15% quota for non-EU students http://wp.me/pjiT3-5Ku” (tweet)

[Declan Jordan, Twitter, 14 December]

College sets 15% quota for non-EU students

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 14 December 2010 by Steve

“The University has decided that 15% of places in all undergraduate and postgraduate programmes will be reserved for non-EU students from next year. The move will come as a blow to this year’s cohort of leaving certificate students, as it will lead to increased points for popular courses such as BESS, engineering and medicine …” (more)

[Barra Roantree, University Times, 14 December]

Global crackdown on immigration threatens to dam the knowledge flow

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 25 November 2010 by Steve

“Political manoeuvring over immigration is set to stunt academic progress worldwide, governments have been warned …” (more)

[Hannah Fearn, Times Higher Education, 25 November]

MEP sends wrong signal on foreign students

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 17 November 2010 by Steve

“While Séan Kelly MEP (Letters, October 18) is encouraging Irish higher education institutions to open their doors to international students, it is regrettable that his contribution sends out the wrong message …” (more)

[Sheila Power, Irish Examiner, 17 November]

Biometric scans for foreign students

Posted in Legal issues with tags , on 14 November 2010 by Steve

“Foreign students will be included in a trial of biometric checks as part of a wider campaign to weed out potential terrorists. The move has raised concerns, with overseas student educators calling for it to be handled sensitively …” (more)

[Guy Healy, University World News, 14 November]

Foreign students not so good for economy

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 3 November 2010 by Steve

“It was very disappointing to see Seán Kelly MEP (Letters, October 18) getting sucked into the myth about the benefit of large numbers of foreign students here …” (more)

[Áine Ní Chonaill, Irish Examiner, 3 November]

Wealthy foreign students are not a priority

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 22 October 2010 by Steve

“I note with alarm the suggestion by Seán Kelly MEP (Letters, October 18) that we attempt to solve the problem of university fees by the admission of more foreign students …” (more)

[Gerald Morgan, Irish Examiner, 22 October]

How to avoid need for college fees: attract more foreign students to Irish universities

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 18 October 2010 by Steve

“I wish strongly to endorse the proposal to increase the number of international students in Irish universities. The proposed new visa regime will facilitate larger numbers of students who wish to travel to Ireland to complete their higher level education …” (more)

[Seán Kelly MEP, Irish Examiner, 18 October]

Questioning the international education option

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 15 October 2010 by Steve

“University studies, as we know, have become a globalised activity. Over the past decade or two there has been an explosion in student migration …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 15 October]

Many Students Double Alcohol Consumption While Studying Abroad

Posted in Life with tags , on 13 October 2010 by Steve

“College students who study abroad are likely to increase or even double their amount of alcohol consumption, according to a new study …” (more)

[Chronicle of Higher Education, 12 October]

Time for third-level to tune into growth potential in international students

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 5 October 2010 by Steve

“The third-level system appears to be in a state of some flux. Senior staff have been paid huge unauthorised bonuses at UCD, concern has been raised at the lack of contact time with lecturers across the sector and some students at the American College were forced to quit their course in mid-stream. Mary Coughlan, meanwhile, has spoken a great deal about the need to reform higher education …” (more)

[Brian Mooney, Irish Times, 5 October]

Overcoming our shyness, or how education could be a €4bn export business

Posted in teaching with tags on 28 September 2010 by Steve

“Last week, the Irish government announced ‘Investing in Global Relationships – Ireland’s International Education Strategy, 2010-2015’, or a ‘plan to lure international students’, as RTÉ so attractively put it …” (more)

[Ronan Lyons, 28 September]

Selling ourselves short as a promising education destination

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 27 September 2010 by Steve

“The Government has unveiled grand plans to make Ireland a global magnet for foreign students. They won’t work without a much better understanding of what these students want. Ireland’s ambition to become a ‘global leader’ in education is the kind of headline that will circuit the world within hours in this tweeting, blogging, Digging world …” (more)

[Priya Rajsekar, Irish Times, 27 September]

Justice clampdown on foreign students who overstay visas

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 23 September 2010 by Steve

“The Department of Justice is clamping down on overseas students who stay too long in Ireland. From next January strict limits will be imposed on the amount of time they can remain studying in this country …” (more)

[John Walshe, Independent, 23 September]

Strategy aims to attract more foreign students

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 23 September 2010 by Steve

“The government has announced a new strategy aimed at increasing international student numbers in higher education by 50% and in English-language schools throughout the State by 25% by 2015 …” (more)

[Deaglán de Bréadún, Irish Times, 23 September]

Exporting Irish Education

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 22 September 2010 by Steve

“The Government has just announced its plan to increase the number of non-Irish students in higher education by 50% between now and 2015, and to increase the ‘value’ of the university sector by one third to €1.2bn. The news bulletin and press release emphasize the targets, but are hazy on the implementation …” (more)

[Richard Tol, Irish Economy, 22 September]

Foreign student sector faces reform

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 22 September 2010 by Steve

“The Government has launched a new strategy aimed at increasing international student numbers in higher education by 50% and the numbers in English-language schools throughout the State by 25% within five years …” (more)

[Deaglán de Bréadún, Irish Times, 22 September]

Cap on non-EU immigrants ‘may harm universities’

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 7 September 2010 by Steve

“The international reputation of Britain’s universities could be jeopardised by plans to cap the numbers of foreign students, academics fear. They issued their warning as the Immigration minister, Damian Green, promised further curbs on entry into Britain …” (more)

[Richard Garner, Independent, 7 September]