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Online cheats: the rise of ‘fake’ degrees in Malaysia

The fall out from the high-profile scandal of the Axact ‘degree mill’ in Pakistan has been highlighted again by recent reports that a huge number of working professionals in Malaysia are holding fake qualifications from unaccredited institutions and by a shocking new Al Jazeera documentary.
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UK unis told they are missing potential market of 6 million

British universities are missing out on a potential market of six million students enrolled with international schools around the world, because they are failing to engage with the global school counsellor market.

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New Zealand moving to smooth pathways between language learning and degree studies

With the stroke of a pen, a new agreement between two peak bodies in New Zealand will help to structure and standardise pathways between the country’s language schools and universities. The memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed on 19 June between Universities New Zealand, which represents all universities in the country, and English New Zealand, a member association of 22 …

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Canada: int’l students at private colleges claim they were ‘duped’ by agents

Large numbers of international students in Canada claim to have been duped by unscrupulous agents into parting with thousands of dollars in tuition for them to arrange jobs or placements at private colleges as an ‘easy’ way to work toward becoming a permanent resident, an investigation by the Globe and Mail has revealed.

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Southeast Asia Mini Book and Craft Fair 
27-28 July 2019 @ 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

Once a month, SEA Junction holds a mini book and craft fair focusing on Southeast Asia. Besides small craft from the region, three kinds of books are displayed: 1) New books given in consignment from recognized publishers with an interest in the countries of Southeast Asia. 2) New and used books, double to those in our library. 3) Few literature and development-related works from outside the region that have been donated to SEA Junction for the purpose of the fair. This month, we have a new collection of books from the two main Singaporean publishers specialized in Southeast Asia, namely ISEAS and NUS Press. All funds raised with the fair contribute to SEA Junction’s functioning and activities.

See further: http://seajunction.org/event/southeast-asia-mini-book-and-craft-fair-2/