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Social media helps students decide where to study abroad

More than 8 in 10 prospective students looking at studying abroad in 11 European Union countries turn to social media when applying to university – with 65% using it as part of their research into where to study and nearly 30% to help make their application, according to the 2018 International Student Survey. Despite being sometimes written off as a fading star, Facebook remains the most popular form of social…

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Do the rankings have too much influence?

AS US News & World Report becomes the latest to offer its version of the world’s top 500 universities, complete with regional variations including Europe, we turn the spotlight on the higher education rankings with guest blogger ANDREA COSTA and ask whether they have got out of hand? THE ENTIRE global higher education system seems to have fallen into a giant trap: rankings. To be fair, this trap is in…

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