20 février 2017

Sterling Partners invests in prep school startup

By Beckie Smith. US-based Sterling Partners has invested in Amerigo Education, a startup that partners with high schools in the US to support their international students, while preparing them to apply to study at the country’s top universities. More...

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Laureate Education IPO to raise $490m

By Beckie Smith. Laureate Education’s CEO rang the Nasdaq’s opening bell this morning to celebrate the launch of the company’s initial public offering. The world’s largest network of degree-granting higher education institutions has become the world’s first public benefit corporation to list on a stock exchange, ten years after it was taken private and more than a year after it first filed for the IPO. More...

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Aus: students lose up to A$1m to fraudulent agency

By Beckie Smith. Australia’s Overseas Student Ombudsman has issued an advisory to prospective international students to use the services of only education agencies which are endorsed by education providers, after it emerged that a Brisbane-based agency may have scammed students out of up to A$1m. More...

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KGIC placed into receivership, headed for sale after CIBT buys debt

By Beckie Smith. A financial entity set up by CIBT Education Group in Canada has bought and demanded full repayment of CAN$12.3m of debt owed by the troubled education provider KGIC, triggering a sequence of events that is likely to lead to the sale of KGIC in a matter of weeks. More...

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IIE awards applaud minority-serving HEIs

By Beckie Smith. Santa Monica College in California and Virginia Union University are the recipients of IIE‘s first ever award for Internationalizing the Minority-Serving Institution, in this year’s Andrew Heiskell Awards for Innovation in International Education. More...

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Education leaders call for teaching overhaul at Education World Forum

By Beckie Smith. Leading policymakers and educators have called for an overhaul of traditional teaching models that depend on restrictive teacher-student ratios and rigid assessment methods. More...

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Aus: international education exports surge to $21.8bn

By Beckie Smith. Education exports contributed A$21.8bn to the Australian economy in 2016, swelling by 17% compared to the previous year, according to an ABS services credit report. The surge marks the sector’s fourth consecutive year of export growth, off the back of increased student enrolments. More...

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Rankings direct US postgraduates’ UK study choices

By Beckie Smith. Debate over the validity of global academic league tables may be brewing within the international education sector, but the British Council’s latest Student Insight Special about the decision making process of US postgraduates underscores that students do still pay attention to rankings. More...

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LCI Education buys The Art Institute of Vancouver

By Beckie Smith. Canada-based private post-secondary education provider LCI Education has signed an agreement to acquire The Art Institute of Vancouver, which will become its second campus in the city. More...

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New financing compact needed to avert learning crisis, urges Education Commission

By Beckie Smith. The world is in danger of falling short of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal of ensuring all children receive a quality education by 2030 unless governments worldwide take decisive action on education spending, the high-level International Commission on Financing Education Opportunity has warned. More...

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