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Vietnam – PM urges focus on resources to develop Vietnam’s top three universities
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Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has urged agencies to focus their resources on developing the Vietnam National University (Hanoi), Vietnam

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The Philippines remains one of the fastest growing student markets for New Zealand
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New Zealand is attracting more Filipino students with its work-study-life balance. In 2016, more than 4,100 Filipino students took up

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Malaysia – HE Ministry imposes moratorium on opening new campuses
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The Higher Education Ministry said it will not allow the opening of new campuses by local or foreign universities. Malaysian Digest

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Cambodia – Presence of huge universities on the rise in capital Phnom Penh
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Most schools and education institutions are commissioned by the government, but during the last few years, there’s been a shift

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Thailand’s growing supply-demand gap in higher education
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Thailand has a big demographic challenge. The population is ageing quickly, and the number of college-aged students is projected to

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Singapore – Top university calls time on ‘third-class’ degree
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Singapore’s top ranked Nanyang Technological University, or NTU, has become the second university in Singapore to ditch British-style honours degree

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Two foreign universities ask to set up campuses in Thailand
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Two foreign universities placed in the top 200 of the world rankings, Carnegie Mellon University and National Taiwan University, have

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Vietnam – Universities continue to gain autonomy
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Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam emphasized that Vietnam will continue to give autonomy to public universities after the pilot

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Thailand – Drastic population drop to hit HE funding
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Without reforms to the higher education sector, Thailand’s drastic population drop in recent years could affect the funding and quality

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Vietnamese overseas graduates also struggling to find jobs
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According to Vietnam’s Ministry of Education and Training (MOET), 98,536 Vietnamese students studied overseas in 2011 and the figure rose

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