05 décembre 2019

United Arab Emirates: Higher ed in the heat

By Patrick Atack. The United Arab Emirates is at a crossroads. On paper, the nation and its branch campus offering should continue on its meteoric development – the view from the Burj Khalifa is still dominated by cranes – but politics and reputational questions could threaten this new reality. More...

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US: Three more Confucius Institutes closed

By Patrick Atack. Three more Confucius Institutes attached to US universities have been closed, as a result of The National Defense Authorization Act which prohibits the institutions from receiving federal funding for Chinese language programs if they host an CI. More...

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Open University & FutureLearn take £50m investment from SEEK

By Patrick Atack. Online learning platform FutureLearn has announced an investment of £50m (or $65m) from SEEK, a global group of “employment, education and volunteer businesses”. SEEK Group will become a joint-owner of FutureLearn, with a 50% stake. More...

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BMI connects stakeholders at summit

By Patrick Atack. BMI held one of its three Global Scholarship Summits in London, at which its inaugural Global Scholarship Awards were also awarded. More...

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Global HE market “hugely competitive” – British Council report

By Patrick Atack. The fourth annual ‘Shape of Global Higher Education‘ report from the British Council has been released at the organisation’s flagship Going Global conference, with the Netherlands, Germany, Ireland, Poland and France scoring highly in terms of “openness”. More...

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Singapore’s Cialfo raises $3m for US venture

By Patrick Atack. An edtech venture from Singapore called Cialfo is described as a HE admissions startup, and it’s just raised US$3m to help it expand into the US. More...

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Survey of agent sentiment globally – INTO

By Patrick Atack. The macro trends of 2019 are born out in the latest INTO agent survey, with Chinese agents especially reflecting the student turn away from the US, Australia and Canada and towards the UK. More...

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Politicians of all stripes fear loss of EU students, post-Brexit

By Patrick Atack. In a remarkable change of tack, Conservative politicians have joined Labour and Scottish National Party counterparts to protest the potentially harmful effect Britain’s exit from the European Union may have on international students in the UK. More...

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Japan opens National Info Centre

By Patrick Atack. Japan will open a National Information Centre in order to collate data on the academic credentials of institutions and students, in English, for the use of overseas university admissions staff. More...

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Segal family funds international centre

By Patrick Atack. The Segal family, who have run the international insurance brokers guard.me since its founding in 1998, have donated C$1m to Niagara College. More...

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