14 juin 2015

Education exports to rise by two-thirds, says Jo Johnson

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy. The UK’s offer to international students is strong, but has suffered from misunderstandings, according to the new minister for universities and science. More...

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09 juin 2015

UK aims to reach £30bn in ed exports by 2020

By Sara Custer. The newly elected UK government aims to increase education exports from £18bn to £30bn by 2020, but has no plans to reintroduce post-study work rights, the minister for universities and science, Jo Johnson, announced yesterday. More...

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04 septembre 2014

Emerging Economies Are Exporting Education

By Gabriel Sanchez Zinny. Universities in the United States have long been - and in many ways still are - the most attractive higher education option for students around the world. As recent research from the Brookings Institution demonstrates, the U.S. is a "global hub of higher education."
That is because the U.S. is capable of attracting a full 21 percent of all students studying abroad. According to Brookings, "an estimated 684,807 international students attended tertiary-level education programs in the United States in 2010, versus about 389,958 international students in the United Kingdom, the next-largest destination." More...

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12 juillet 2014

Can Overseas Branch Campuses Reflect Local Values?

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/icons/worldwise-nameplate.gifBy Jason Lane and Kevin Kinser. We have been thinking a lot recently about the impact on local cultures of importing foreign higher education. How are outside providers different from indigenous institutions? How do branch campuses gain legitimacy and become embedded within the host country’s system of education? What does it mean when a campus established by a foreign university says it is a local institution? More than 60 countries are home to some 201 international branch campuses. Read more...

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10 juillet 2014

Rigid rules deter foreign varsities from entering India

Return to frontpageForeign universities are not eager to enter India, despite having tie-ups with their Indian counterparts, because of the stringent policy regime. In the current scenario, while a foreign educational institution can enter the country as a company (under the provisions of the Companies Act), no top international university has opened its campus in India.
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To enter India, a foreign university has to be among the top 400, should apply under not-for-profit legal entities, and should be in existence for at least 20 years and accredited by an agency of that country or in the absence of its accreditation in that country, by an internationally accepted system of accreditation. More...

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02 juillet 2014

Modi govt should help export Indian higher education, say educationists

Educationists from 20 leading Indian private universities gathered at the House of Commons for an awards ceremony to fly India’s flag in the global higher education market, and announced plans to create an ‘education hub’ on the lines of medical tourism and IT services.
The awards were given by a consortium of Indian private universities called SkillTree, after an ‘audit’ of courses in the universities over two years. Out of a total of 674 universities in India, 183 were private, educationists at the event said. More...

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23 mars 2014

The university as a partner, not a competitor

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy James Holloway and Amy Conger. As higher education becomes more global, many universities have been building satellite campuses in China, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates and other countries in recent years. These initiatives are impressive, and they might fit the strategic needs of institutions. But the University of Michigan has been resisting the trend for several reasons. Read more...

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International branch campuses get too much attention

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Rahul Choudaha. International branch campuses receive a lot of attention for their motivations, successes and failures. In addition, some recent big-name endeavours like New York University Shanghai and Yale-NUS College in Singapore add to the perception that more institutions are building overseas campuses. In reality, branch campuses form only a small proportion of the internationalisation activities and models of transnational education engaged in by institutions. Read more...

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17 mars 2014

University opens new chapter by branching out overseas

With dissolution averted, Mike Jones speaks to university leaders about the need to look beyond the confines of your own borders and across the globe in order to stay ahead in the world of higher education.
Controversial plans to dissolve Cardiff Metropolitan University stole headlines two years ago and in the intervening period, many within the pro-merger camp have watched with interest to see if it was justified in going it alone. More...

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09 mars 2014

Aberystwyth to set up Mauritius branch campus

By . Aberystwyth University is to set up a branch campus in Mauritius and start offering degrees from September this year. It will offer four undergraduate degree courses and one MSc postgraduate programme on the island, which lies to the east of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean. Aberystwyth will be the second UK universities to set up a branch campus in Mauritius – which is seeking to become an education hub for Africa – after Middlesex University opened one in 2010. More...

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