U.S. Higher Education News for September 21, 2015, Part 2

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And here are some items of possible interest from newspapers published outside of the U.S.:

Abas, Azura. “`Boost Intake of Foreign Students.’” New Straits Times [Malaysia] 22 Sep. 2015: 2.

PUTRAJAYA: PRIME Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has urged the Higher Education Ministry to boost the number of foreign students studying in Malaysia to 200,000 by 2020. He estimated that these students could contribute RM15 billion to the country’s economy.

“Every foreign student will spend, including on tuition fees, about RM46,000 every year. . . .

The prime minister was upbeat over the growing number of foreign students from 45,000 in 2007 to 106,000 now. . . .

Najib said the value of the higher education sector stood at RM33 billion for this year, covering the allocation set by the Federal Government for development expenses, scholarships provided by various agencies, development expenditure for private higher learning institutions and tuition fees…

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