If you're not on the list...

October 3, 2003

Shady operators posing as Canadian universities and colleges have conned tuition fees from a number of potential foreign students. And some potential students who were subsequently issued with visas, such as the group of 21 Pakistanis arrested last month for national security reasons, are suspected of using them to plot terrorist activities.

Keeping Canada safe is made all the more difficult because the Department of Citizenship and Immigration, which processed the visas, has no master list of legitimate universities. In a public service gesture to officials in Ottawa, the Diary found two comprehensive lists the department can now use - and will even waive its consultancy fee.



You've reached your article limit.

Register to continue

Registration is free and only takes a moment. Once registered you can read a total of 3 articles each month, plus:

  • Sign up for the editor's highlights
  • Receive World University Rankings news first
  • Get job alerts, shortlist jobs and save job searches
  • Participate in reader discussions and post comments

Have your say

Log in or register to post comments

Most Commented

James Fryer illustration (27 July 2017)

It is not Luddism to be cautious about destroying an academic publishing industry that has served us well, says Marilyn Deegan

Hand squeezing stress ball
Working 55 hours per week, the loss of research periods, slashed pensions, increased bureaucracy, tiny budgets and declining standards have finally forced Michael Edwards out
Jeffrey Beall, associate professor and librarian at the University of Colorado Denver

Creator of controversial predatory journals blacklist says some peers are failing to warn of dangers of disreputable publishers

Kayaker and jet skiiers

Nazima Kadir’s social circle reveals a range of alternative careers for would-be scholars, and often with better rewards than academia

hole in ground

‘Drastic action’ required to fix multibillion-pound shortfall in Universities Superannuation Scheme, expert warns