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DIVIDED: France, Canada and New Zealand extend financial support measures to international students, while the US, UK and China refuse to do so. 

DEBATABLE: Police fine students in the Amsterdam region for social distance violations, despite their shared household status in student accommodation. 

NOTEWORTHY: Xior has issued its first debt capital markets transaction through a €100 million green US bond.

LOOKING AHEAD: As businesses scale back recruitment activities, 2020 graduates face a severely impacted job market. Recent studies show 68% of UK firms have canceled work experience and trial opportunities.

TIP: CUBO offers complimentary membership to UK and Irish Higher Education institutions for support amidst the Corona crisis.

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News Updates

April 6, 2020

LATEST DECISION: Thirty Spanish universities have announced they will not return to face-to-face classes this academic year, despite Andalucian students reporting their universities are not ready for online tuition.

ELSEWHERE: The German summer semester will still go ahead and application and admission deadlines for the winter semester will be adjusted to reflect the changed exam times, the science ministries of the federal states have agreed. The goal is to mitigate uncertainty by making all summer courses available digitally.

PREDICTION: International higher education experts suggest the post-pandemic outlook will be bleakest for the poorest, as research universities and top-quality institutions that are globally recognised and have stable income streams will emerge “relatively unscathed” from the crisis.

QUOTABLE: “Things won’t change as much as they will accelerate. While other crises reshaped the future, COVID-19 is just making the future happen faster.” NYU Professor Scott Galloway anticipates the transformation of one of the last bastions not yet disrupted by big tech.

Past

April 3, 2020

LATEST DECISION: Thirty Spanish universities have announced they will not return to face-to-face classes this academic year, despite Andalucian students reporting their universities are not ready for online tuition.

ELSEWHERE: The German summer semester will still go ahead and application and admission deadlines for the winter semester will be adjusted to reflect the changed exam times, the science ministries of the federal states have agreed. The goal is to mitigate uncertainty by making all summer courses available digitally.

PREDICTION: International higher education experts suggest the post-pandemic outlook will be bleakest for the poorest, as research universities and top-quality institutions that are globally recognised and have stable income streams will emerge “relatively unscathed” from the crisis.

QUOTABLE: “Things won’t change as much as they will accelerate. While other crises reshaped the future, COVID-19 is just making the future happen faster.” NYU Professor Scott Galloway anticipates the transformation of one of the last bastions not yet disrupted by big tech.

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