In recent years, Italy has been making itself more appealing to the international student market. English-medium degree courses are springing up all over the Boot, from Ca’Foscari University in Venice to Federico II University in Naples, and even in Florence, known as the ‘cradle of the Italian language’.
The House of Lords of the UK Parliament has voted against the government on two hot topics for international higher education: the inclusion of international students in the net migration figures and the use of the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) to determine universities’ ability to recruit students from abroad.
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Iraq: Iraqi universities are gearing up to offer more English language tuition. English is in demand in the Iraqi job market, and employers often need to send their employees abroad to study.
Japan’s Education Ministry has published its latest draft guidelines on public education, to come into effect from 2020 after a ‘transition’ from 2018. Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper reports that the principal aim of the guidelines, released in February, is ‘to reinforce the teaching of English’.