France to introduce tuition fees for non-EU students, but plans more welcoming student visa policies

The Prime Minister of France, Edouard Philippe, has unveiled an international education strategy including a target to welcome 500,000 students by 2027, the introduction of tuition fees for non-EU students, an increase in English-taught courses, and more welcoming student visa policies.

The strategy to attract 500,000 higher education students, an increase of approximately 50 per cent within a decade, was introduced by the Prime Minister in a speech this week and is built around three pillars: welcome, fees, and overseas influence. READ MORE

England to promote two-year accelerated bachelor degree programs

The UK Department for Education has announced the expansion of accelerated two-year degree programs for universities in England, following a consultation period.

The government said that two-year bachelor degrees would encourage new providers into the market, help students to fast-track their way into the workforce, and create “an unprecedented level of choice and flexibility”. READ MORE

Prodirekt strengthens academic advising and university recruiting services with new higher education partnerships at the ICEF Berlin 2016 Workshop

Berlin, Germany – 7 November 2016 – Prodirekt and its Verbalists Language Network had one of the most successful education fair attendances this year in Berlin.

Over the course of the three-day workshop, 1,583 organizations from 100 countries came together at ICEF Berlin to network, learn, and build meaningful connections through 27,267 onsite business meetings. Among the 2,444 participants 1,032 were education agents and 1,412 were educators, service providers, industry associations, or work and travel organizations.

The following ICEF video postcard features highlights from the world’s most important education workshop and the event feedback of Maja Merdovic, Education Program Manager with Prodirekt, made by Schools & Agent.