GuyInTaiwan wrote:U.S. universitys' use some sort of exam for graduate programmes. There is a computer version and a paper version. They don't let people in a handful of East Asian countries do the computer version in their own countries because there's a smaller number of questions and all of the answers can be found online. East Asians game the system massively. So, all the East Asians do is fly to Thailand or the Philippines (my friend's fiancee went to the Philippines) and do it there.
It's well known that plenty of Asians at universities in Australia get other people to write their assignments for them. The system is a joke, but the joke is as much upon the Western universities and countries who have whored themselves out like this. They are selling Asian countries the rope with which to hang the West because these Asian countries will later compete with the West (some might argue that they will be deficient, but I don't think to enough of a degree) and also, the Western students at universities in the West must suffer also. I know that if I had studied a Bachelor of Commerce I would have been pretty pissed off having these guys in my classes, even more so if I had had to do group work with them or if they'd outscored me on assignments that they had plagiarised or got someone else to write for them.
I agree completely. But it's not the universities fault. State funding in schools decreases year after year. Using my alma mater as an example, the proportion of funding that is cut each year tops the last year's record high cut. By law, tuition can only be raised 10% a year for local students. The schools are making up for this lack through the higher tuition rates that international students pay. Unfortunately, having the money to sustain the school's appearance as is trumps quality. (I graduated before this started, but even then I thought my classes were too easy...)