U.S. Higher Education News for September 24, 2015, Part 1

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Let’s start with an article from the London Times on the impact of the economic slowdown in China on graduate enrollments in U.S. universities.

“China Crisis a ‘Serious’ Risk for US Grad Schools.” Times Educational Supplement 24 Sep. 2015.

The decline in Chinese students attending US graduate schools is expected to cause major problems for the country’s postgraduate sector given its huge reliance on this cohort, an international conference has heard.

Debra Stewart, emeritus president of the Council of Graduate Schools, said that the slowdown–caused by stuttering economic growth and growing postgraduate provision in China–was likely to have a “very serious impact.”

At the European Association for International Education’s annual conference, which took place in Glasgow from 15 to 18 September, Dr Stewart said that graduate schools had been hit by three consecutive falls in Chinese enrolments “after a decade of double-digit growth.”

Recruitment from China fell by 3 per…

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