Investigating international student success

By Rahul Choudaha – in University World News.

Universities should not regard their international students as cash cows, but take a greater interest in new research that looks at what factors are necessary for them to succeed.

Check:
http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20151103205115498

These stories are quite distant in terms of time and geography, but they share the same sentiment and implication for higher education institutions: international students are not just about revenue:

“Time to stop milking the cash cow”, October 2007
The Age, Australia
http://www.theage.com.au/news/education-news/time-to-stop-milking-the-cash-cow/2007/10/19/1192301048350.html?page=fullpage

“Universities ‘using foreign students as cash cows'”, September 2012
The Telegraph, UK
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/universityeducation/9556080/Universities-using-foreign-students-as-cash-cows.html

“US colleges cash in on foreign students”, March 2015 – CNBC, US
http://www.cnbc.com/2015/03/25/milking-the-foreign-student-cash-cow.html

Povl Tiedemann
November 2015

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