In November, when the Maidan, or central square of Kyiv, Ukraine, filled with protesters, no one knew what to expect: was it another Orange Revolution, signifying major changes for Ukraine? Or was it a brief paroxysm of outrage that would pass? So far, it’s been neither. But in the midst of seemingly permanent rallies, a new initiative has taken hold: the Open Maidan University. Started by the faculty and staff of the Kyiv School of Economics, Open Maidan University is offering free, graduate-level lectures to the Ukrainian public on the square.
Read more about it on the Eurasia Foundation website: http://www.eurasia.org/euromaidan-protests-new-education-venture
EducationUSA Opportunity students are just the ticket! Initiated by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs in 2007, Opportunity funding supports talented international students with the application process to U.S. higher education institutions. Opportunity covers the initial application expenses for highly competitive international students who do not have the financial means to apply to universities in the United States.
This year, EducationUSA Opportunity funding in Eurasia is supporting 60 exceptional applicants from Belarus, Russia and Ukraine who are very competitive for and in need of full funding. Would you like to meet them?
In an effort to promote these great applicants to more U.S. institutions, EducationUSA Advisers compiled short profiles of their Opportunity students who expressed interest in participating in this new initiative. You can view the profiles online, and contact the students’ EducationUSA advisers if you would like more information. http://bit.ly/1h4SCNX
Since 2007, EducationUSA’s Opportunity funding in Eurasia has assisted over 500 students from Belarus, Russia and Ukraine to apply to study in the United States. The results are impressive – 278 Opportunity students received 387 offers of admission and $11.8 million of first-year funding. Opportunity students bring cultural and economic diversity to U.S. college campuses, they are among the most academically talented candidates from their countries, and they are extremely well prepared for higher education in the U.S.
An 8% increase of Russian undergrads studying in the U.S. fueled an overall 2% increase of Russians pursuing higher education in the U.S. last year. (Open Doors 2013)
The birth rate in Russia is also on the rebound, with the population of 0-14 year olds up 11% in the past five years.
What is your institution doing to get on the radar of the next generation of Russian college students? EducationUSA Russia can help!
Hundreds of young Filipinos flocked to the Shangri-La Hotel on October 25 to visit the first-ever EducationUSA Student Fair hosted by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Commerce.
LAST CHANCE to join the EducationUSA Pavilion at Europe's largest international education fair, September 10-12 in Istanbul, Turkey. We just have four spaces left and they are going fast. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your space with us now!
Join the EducationUSA Eurasia and South/Central Asia Tours this fall and recruit great students! For dates, tour logistics, more information and to find out who is already registered, visit http://www.educationusa.info/fairs/eurasia/ or contact EurasiaTour@EducationUSA.info
The Ministry of Education in Georgia announced a new scholarship for study abroad on May 1, 2013. The scholarships will support all levels of study (bachelor's, master's, PhD) and all fields of study. On May 13, 2013, the Ministry informed EducationUSA that they would consider all accredited U.S. institutions instead of only those top ranked by U.S. News & World Report. Information is available in Georgian on the Ministry of Education's website, http://news.edu.aris.ge/index.php?newsid=4161, English translation here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/dppg7hsrfq7da6n/Georgian%20scholarship%20program%20May%202013.pdf
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Foreign nationals may apply to study at the Russian National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE) for free, with support from the Russian Federation Ministry of Education. A wide variety of HSE Bachelor’s and Master’s level degree programs are available, across many areas such as Economics, Law, Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and STEM. In addition to an excellent choice of programs taught in Russian, HSE offers Master’s programs totally delivered in English in:
- Financial Economics
- System and Software Engineering
- Sociopolitical Development and Challenges of Modern East Asia
- Public Policy and Political Analysis
APPLICATION SUBMISSION DEADLINE - MAY 15, 2013
For details, please visit http://www.hse.ru/admissions/dpr/admission/qs
- Research opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students
- Excellent faculty and superb student support services
- Wide selection of interdisciplinary courses and expertise with a range of double degree options
- Career guidance and counseling along with excellent opportunities for employment in one of the largest economies in the world.
- A unique chance to study the Russian language and explore Russia’s extraordinary culture and history.
Join the 2nd annual EducationUSA Eurasia Fair Tour, meet thousands of talented students in six cities from five countries, October 29 – November 5, 2013. This diverse region has seen dramatic increases in student mobility to the U.S. in the past 5 years, especially from Azerbaijan (up 61%) and Georgia (up 36%).
- Register now for the EducationUSA Eurasia Fair Tour! www.surveymonkey.com/s/Eurasia2013
- Learn more about this exciting region: www.educationusa.info/fairs/eurasia
- Join us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/EdUSA.Eurasia.Tour
Kazan National Research Technological University will host the 42nd Annual Conference of the International Society of Engineering Education (IGIP), September 25-27, 2013, in Kazan, Russia. Abstracts are welcome to be submitted before April 22. All accepted submissions will be published in the Conference Proceedings, listed in IEEE Explore, EI Compendex, Elsevier, SCOPUS and other world scientific indexing services. For more information, see the conference website: http://www.igip.org/conference/
Great news from Russia on Ambassador McFaul's blog - record number of U.S. visas issued to Russians last year! Including record number of F1 student visas, 12% more than in 2011, and a whopping 95.3% increase from 5 years ago! Great to have more Russians studying in the U.S.!
Register now for the 4th Annual EducationUSA Forum! Designed for international admission and enrollment management professionals at U.S. colleges and universities, the Forum offers practical information and strategies to help you expand your international student recruitment. Workshop sessions will be presented by EducationUSA experts from around the world, U.S. higher education representatives, and government officials who will offer unique and valuable information to help you recruit and enroll international students.
Network with EducationUSA advisers and regional coordinators from countries including*: Argentina, Australia, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Eritrea, Germany, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Israel, Kazakhstan, Libya, Malawi, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, South Korea, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Vietnam.
The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the Institute of International Education are pleased to announce the spring 2013 EducationUSA Training Institute: Enhancing Advising Expertise (Level 2). Accredited U.S. higher education institutions are invited to submit proposals to host the on-campus portions of the program (April 28 – May 4, 2013). Deadline: March 1.
From April 21 through May 6, college fairs and high school visits are planned in the following locations: Mexico City, Monterrey, Guadalajara, Mexico; Sao Paolo, Recife, Natal, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Santiago, Chile
In 2011, the Russian government announced it would launch the “Global Education” scholarship program, aimed at building up the competitive ability of Russians by supporting graduate studies at the world’s leading universities. While the program has not been officially launched yet, EducationUSA is following the developments closely.
The Agency for Strategic Initiatives, charged with overseeing the program, created groups on Facebook and Vkontake to share news and updates (both in Russian): http://www.facebook.com/groups/globaleduintegration and http://vk.com/globaleduintegration
The official program website, http://asi.ru/molprof/globaleduintegration, is also in Russian. In turn, we are translating and posting key information for the U.S. higher education community on the EducationUSA Russia website: http://useic.ru/scholarships.html