Weekly news roundup: QS Best student cities rankings 2022 released

By Haripriya Sivasubramaniam• Published on: Jan 21, 2022
Weekly news roundup: QS Best student cities rankings 2022 released
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It’s been two weeks into this new year! While the covid shows up with new variants, studying abroad has upgraded plans to resume our activities cautiously.
Meanwhile, here is some top educational news of this week worldwide for you to note.

QS Best student cities rankings 2022 released; London once again on the top spot.

The Quacquarelli Symonds releases a ranking list of top colleges and universities across the globe. They also released the list of best cities to study and live for students. The list is prepared based on the quality of life in that city, affordability, and the universities’ educational standard. In the ranking list of 2022, London tops the list, followed by Munich. The third place is reserved on a sharing basis by Seoul and Tokyo. 

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Harvard and other US colleges to return to online classes.

With covid cases surging again, various colleges and universities in the US have returned to virtual classrooms. The list includes Harvard, the University of Chicago and Michigan state university. They have planned this for the first three weeks of this spring semester 2022.

But the student community has shown dissatisfaction with this decision, and they are insisting the colleges consider the booster dosage. They also add that conducting online classes is tampering with the standard of the education provided, and teaching offline classes in alternation will offer a unique experience altogether.

The travel guidelines were released by NZ after opening its international borders for students.

The New Zealand government has released a few guidelines for students and people travelling to their country. Look out for the following guidelines when you plan to set your foot in New Zealand:

  • Travellers must be fully vaccinated.
  • Vaccines approved for entry: Covisheild, Covaxin, Moderna, Sputnik V, Covova, Novavax, and Janssen.
  • Three doses of the Zydus Cadila vaccine is required.
  • Must have the negative proof of the Covid-19 test before boarding the flight. 

On arrival, you will be screened and tested again. You have to wait for the results while you are in quarantine.

US school grads sue Yale, Columbia and 14 other universities over financial aid.

Five US school grads have sued 16 significant universities like Yale, Columbia, and the University of Chicago, accusing them of conspiring financial aid for undergrad students by violating antitrust laws. 

They accuse that the conspiracy has caused nearly 170k financial aid recipients to pay millions of dollars in the past two decades.

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