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Russians studying in the US increases, especially undergraduates

November 15, 2013

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!

Filipino students see benefits of studying in the U.S.

November 13, 2013

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.

Join the EducationUSA Pavilion at the EAIE Conference in Istanbul

September 10, 2013

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 nnemeth@iie.eu to reserve your space with us now!

A few places left on EducationUSA Eurasia and South/Central Asia ...

July 24, 2013

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

Georgian Ministry of Education Announces New Scholarship for Study Abroad

May 15, 2013

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

For questions or more information, please contact Regional Coordinator Ann Merrill, amerrill@educationusa.info.

Moscow’s Higher School of Economics Offers Tuition-Free Study in Russia

April 25, 2013

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:
- Mathematics
- 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

HSE offers:
- 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.

Registration Now Open! Join the EducationUSA Eurasia Fair Tour

April 25, 2013

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 to host 42nd Annual ...

April 22, 2013

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/

Record number of student visas issued to Russians in 2012

March 28, 2013

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.!

EducationUSA Forum 2013 Registration is Now Open, June 26-28, 2013 in ...

February 13, 2013

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.

Apply by March 1 to host the Spring 2013 EducationUSA Training ...

January 25, 2013

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.

Join IIE/EducationUSA STEM Fairs in Latin America this Spring

January 25, 2013

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

Russian Government Scholarship Program “Global Education”

December 18, 2012

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

“The 4th Contest for Academic Studies” to be organized ...

December 10, 2012

The Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey will organize “The Fourth Contest for Academic Studies” with a view to supporting academic studies in the field of the Turkish economy, central banking or monetary policy, and making these studies accessible to a larger audience. The deadline for applications is close of business on Thursday, 31 January 2013. More information can be found at: http://www.tcmb.gov.tr/yeni/eng/ with detailed contest rules under “Announcement of the Contest for Academic Studies”.

IIE Releases Annual Open Doors Report for 2012

November 13, 2012

The Institute of International Education (IIE), together with the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, released the latest news on international students in the United States and U.S. students studying abroad. The Open Doors findings were the topic of a briefing on November 13 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, with Assistant Secretary of State Ann Stock and IIE President Allan Goodman, in conjunction with the worldwide observance of International Education Week. The event included a presentation of the data and a lively conversation about international education among the assembled group of more than 200 educators, US and foreign government representatives, international associations, and members of the press.