EURIE NEWS January 2017
EURIE 2017 Panels
EURIE 2017 conference will touch upon salient issues in international education with the participation by experienced industry leaders and experts. Some of our new speakers are Douglas S. Franklin from Ohio University talking on the US quality assurance system, Clare J. Turner from Imperial College London talking about international research collaboration, and Michael Schneider from University of Bayreuth talking on student mobility. EURIE 2017 conference will also feature a panel titled “Spotlight on Pakistani Higher Education”. The panel will be chaired by the Pro-Rector of Superior University, Prof. Sumeira Rahman.
EURIE 2017 Workshops
EURIE 2017 will feature workshops for professional development of participating international educators. On March 22, after the opening ceremony and reception, there will be three workshops to choose from: “Choosing Effective Internationalization Instruments for Your University”; Tracking Online Marketing Activities Until Enrolment”; “Innovative practices for international student services”. While the workshops are free of extra fees, pre-registration is required because space is limited. Check our website for details please visit web page and follow the announcements in early March via the conference app.
INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION NEWS
AUSTRALIA AND UK’S INTERNATIONAL STUDENT NUMBERS
A look at two of the most important study destinations in the world, reveal that while Australia’s international student numbers continue their impressive growth trend, UK numbers have stalled for the second year in a row. UK’s Brexit and new restriction’s on international student visas seem to be having a negative impact especially on non-EU enrollments.
NEW SECRETARY OF EDUCATION IN THE US
As a new administration is poised to take office at the White House, the US Senate is holding confirmation hearings for the cabinet picks of the President-elect Trump. Betsy DeVos, the nominee for Secretary of Education faced tough questions about higher education, including affordability of college education, campus safety and fedaral regulation of the for-profit sector.

UNIVERSITY NEWS

UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO’S NEW ENGINEERING BUILDING
Government of Canada commited $32.6 million for the construction of a new Waterloo Engineering building under a program to update research and innovation infrastructure. The building called Engineering 7 will feature advanced research labs. Home to biomedical and mechatronics engineering programs, as well as research on disruptive technologies including machine intelligence, mobile robotics, autonomous vehicles and wearable biomedical devices, Engineering 7 will cost $88 million and is scheduled to open in the spring of 2018.
YEDITEPE UNIVERSITY STUDENT TEAM WINS NATIONAL AWARD
Yeditepe University’s student team received top-prize in the Shell Eco-Marathon in the Category of City Concept with their electric car design. The winning teams in Shell Eco-Marathon Turkey will compete with representatives coming from 26 European countries in Shell Eco-marathon Europe which will be held in London next June. Shell Eco-Marathon is organized to encourage young people worldwide to design, develop, and produce energy-saving tools.
UPCOMING EVENTS

The Forum on Education Abroad Workshop
Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad
Feb 3, 2017
Syracuse University Florence, Italy

Diversity Abroad Conference

March 19-22, 2017
Minneapolis, MN-USA

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