Global shifts pose risks to universities relying on international students from China, India: Editorial

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Canadian Press reporter Chuck Chiang has penned an article on the implications of recent global shifts for universities that rely heavily on international students from China and India. Chiang discusses the case of the University of British Columbia’s Vantage College, which primarily serves international students and has experienced a sharp decrease in enrolment, as an example of how unpredictable the international education sector can be. Looking to Canada as a whole, he reports that study permits for Chinese students have declined while study permits for Indian students have doubled; however, recent diplomatic relations issues with India have led to instability for Indian students. Universities Canada Assistant Director of International Relations Graham Barber commented that some universities are exploring other source countries to diversify their international student populations.

Vancouver Sun (CP)