เรื่องเล่าจากพรทิพย์ : ความเป็นสากลของมหาวิทยาลัย
ผมเอาข้อความจากจดหมายอีเล็กทรอนิกส์ของคุณพรทิพย์ กาญจนนิยต มาลงไว้ครับ เป็นการคัดลอกโดยตรงDear All, I've found a few news reports that are real interesting for us to be aware of and follow closely as they picture the development of internationalization in key countries of the world ka.
However, let me warn you gently that it's going to be quite long though I've tried to cut short na ka!! Anyway, extremely interesting especially when thinking about the implications in terms of strategic approaches, quality, budget, facilities and integration of international students in the country's education system ka.
After I finished reading all, I could only say 'Geg sim' naaa kaa!!
Foreign students 'will evade millions in university fees'
By Liz Lightfoot, Education Correspondent
Weekly Telegraph (UK) discusses concerns in the UK that the admission of students from EU nations -- up considerably with EU expansion -- to British universities will result in substantial financial costs to the British taxpayer, not to mention more competition for a place in a university for Britsh secondary school graduates. The high reputation of British universities and the popularity of the English language has already made the country by far the biggest importer of European students.
There are around 40,000 undergraduates from other EU countries on three- or four-year courses - the equivalent of three medium sized universities. The number of EU students accepted here last year rose by 24.4 per cent to 12,068 and applications for this September are up by 53 per cent, from 9,926 to 15,187, largely because of the 10 countries that joined the EU last year.
Rt Hon Helen Clark Prime Minister Address to Alumni and Education Lunch at
New Zealand Embassy, Beijing
12.30 pm (local time) Tuesday, 31 May 2005
New Zealand today welcomes large numbers of international students, professors, and researchers to its education and research institutions; and many young New Zealanders pursue further study overseas. Our strong international links help to keep New Zealand education fresh and relevant.
As recently as the early 1990s, only around 100 Chinese students studied in New Zealand each year. Last month, April 2005, there were more than 23,000.
In 2005, Chinese students won more New Zealand government doctoral scholarships last year than any other country.
In particular, we share with the Chinese government a desire to establish more high-level education co-operation, including joint research and collaboration.
Yesterday I discussed with President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao the growth in the relationship between New Zealand and China in many areas. We discussed the free trade agreement which China and New Zealand are
You see how education has been given such a high priority that leaders care so much to bring it up while linking it with other sectors na ka!!
It is my great pleasure today to announce the establishment of a New Zealand Alumni Network in China, the first of its kind for New Zealand in this country. The network will help alumni keep in touch with the education and research institutions where they studied, with New Zealand, and with each other. It will do this by providing alumni with up to date information about New Zealand and about opportunities in our country
The Age in Melbourne
Foreign student growth slows
By David Rood
Higher Education Reporter
May 30, 2005
Growth is continuing to slow in Australia's international student market, with new data showing the rate for universities is down by almost two-thirds so far this year.
The number of international students starting university to March rose by 3.3 per cent, significantly less than the 8.6 per cent growth at the same time last year, according to Australian Education International, the Federal Government body supporting international education. Commencing students increased by 1268 to March, compared with a rise of 3005
The international education sector, including universities, colleges, vocational training and schools, is valued at $6 billion.
Australian universities are also facing more competition from countries such as Germany and Russia offering courses in English.
03. Juni 2005 F.A.Z. Weekly. (Frankfurter Allgemaine)
Fifteen percent of the newly created "junior professorships," are held by foreign academics. And more than 200,000 foreign students are currently enrolled at German universities. Asians account for more than one-quarter, or the second-biggest group of foreign students after the Europeans. Chinese students, in particular, are drawn to Germany, and many of them come here for an engineering degree.
With a share of foreign students of more than 10 percent, Germany is actually ranked ahead of the United States, where just 4 percent of all students come from abroad.
Fifteen percent of German students spend part of their university time abroad. The single largest share, or 18.8 percent, of the roughly 56,000 German students who study abroad attend universities in the UK, followed by the United States with 16.6 percent, Switzerland with 11 percent and France with 10.4 percent
China Attracts More International Students 2005-6-7 17:14:38
Along with the growing "China craze" worldwide, China is now attracting more international students to come and study in China. Officials say the surge in the number of international students will help make China's universities more international.
Over 100,000 overseas students from near 200 countries in the world came to
study in China last year. And the number of the students from South Korea, Japan, US, Vietnam and Indonesia are among the top five of all students. They are mainly majoring in Chinese language, culture, economics, law, science and technology.
"We are planning to establish an online system to assess the education of international students. Besides, we will improve the medical insurance system for them so that they can enjoy the same benefits as Chinese students."
Chen Yinghui said the assessment system will be tested by 2005. Once it is used across the country, international students will be fully absorbed into the Chinese education system.