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Foreign universities too are feeling the heat!

Post by Wd40 » Tue, 20 Aug 2013 6:44 pm

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-07-2 ... ition.html

Although not relevant to the above link, I always thought Singapore is really a poor return on investment as a destination for higher education for foreigners considering:
1)Wages are low, so its hard to work part time and make up for the costs
2)Tighter work visa regulations mean its hard to find work here as a fresh graduate so its even harder to recover your costs.

We have seen several posters from NTU and NUS kind of top notch universities, having problems with finding work and visas.

I hope students of the future make their due diligence before coming here.

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Post by Mi Amigo » Tue, 20 Aug 2013 9:05 pm

I look forward to reading the 'positive spin' report on this in the BCL. :mrgreen:
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 20 Aug 2013 9:57 pm

^^This! :lol:
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Post by Mi Amigo » Tue, 20 Aug 2013 10:22 pm

Good News! More foreigners are leaving and a prime academic site is back on the real estate market! :cool:
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Post by PNGMK » Wed, 21 Aug 2013 7:36 am

Add in the recent falls in the AUD and other foreign education destinations...

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Post by the lynx » Wed, 21 Aug 2013 1:07 pm

Great. Just right when I'm looking into universities for PhD...

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Post by Wd40 » Wed, 21 Aug 2013 1:32 pm

the lynx wrote:Great. Just right when I'm looking into universities for PhD...
Which country are you considering?

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Post by the lynx » Wed, 21 Aug 2013 4:08 pm

Wd40 wrote:
the lynx wrote:Great. Just right when I'm looking into universities for PhD...
Which country are you considering?
Few countries but NUS is one of them :?

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Post by PNGMK » Wed, 21 Aug 2013 4:22 pm

the lynx wrote:
Wd40 wrote:
the lynx wrote:Great. Just right when I'm looking into universities for PhD...
Which country are you considering?
Few countries but NUS is one of them :?
IF I were going to do a PHD - which is damn hard work - I'd do it as a better uni.

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Post by movingtospore » Sun, 25 Aug 2013 6:12 pm

Wonder if Yale will do the same in five years.

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Post by zzm9980 » Sun, 25 Aug 2013 7:40 pm

movingtospore wrote:Wonder if Yale will do the same in five years.
I'm shocked that Singapore Gov is acting shocked on this. HK vs SG in regards to freedom of speech and expression? It's no contest.


Incase anyone has forgotten this:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jim-sleep ... 69495.html

http://video.xin.msn.com/watch/video/ya ... e/yq98hy3u

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2 ... tions.html

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