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Macquarie University facing looming China crisis

posted Apr 26, 2011, 11:19 AM by Milorad Borota   [ updated Apr 26, 2011, 11:21 AM ]
Michael Sainsbury and Verity Edwards
From: The Australian
April 27, 2011 12:00AM

MACQUARIE University vice-chancellor Steven Schwartz has admitted his institution will face a funding crisis next year if forecasts for falling Chinese student enrolments are accurate.

Immigration officials have signalled visa applications from China are down 20 per cent, but education industry insiders believe the slump could be even more severe.

Sources told the HES some institutions were experiencing falls as high as 40 per cent, as students choose the US, Britain and Canada ahead of Australia.

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