UK universities chief pushes back against fees and pay critics

Alistair Jarvis dismisses attacks on tuition fees and executive pay, saying they are based on misinformation and malice. Critics of British universities including Andrew Adonis are peddling “misinformation, muddled argument and even a little malicious intent,” according to the head of a group representing UK vice-chancellors. Alistair Jarvis, the newly appointed chief executive of Universities

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UAE education accelerating development of knowledge economy

The UAE’s prioritisation for expanding the education sector is accelerating the development of a diversified knowledge-based economy, experts said ahead of the annual Getex university fair in Dubai. They said the government is keen on furthering the UAE education system by allocating Dh10.2 billion for the public and private higher education sectors for the period

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Universities increasingly deploying branding strategies to recruit students and attract investment

University marketers are in the spotlight more than ever before. Increasingly, their organisations rely on them to drive higher numbers of student applications – especially to MBAs and business-oriented courses – as well as attracting research funding, joint venture investment and corporate partnerships. A key element in achieving that is a strong brand identity. Yet

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Schoolgirl campaigner Malala Yousafzai wins Oxford university place

Five years ago, the Taliban shot Malala Yousafzai in the head for advocating the right of girls to be educated. Now she has won a place at Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford, to study philosophy, politics and economics, or PPE. The 20-year-old Nobel peace prize winner tweeted a screenshot of the confirmation and said:

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Asian countries increase share of top 500 universities

United States universities continue to dominate in the 2017 Academic Ranking of World Universities or ARWU released last week by the ShanghaiRanking Consultancy, with Harvard University remaining top for the 15th year running, and Stanford staying second. The key change in the top 10 is that the United Kingdom’s Cambridge University has overtaken the Massachusetts

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Saudi to open Education sector to 100% foreign ownership

Jeddah: Saudi Arabia will allow foreign investors to take 100 per cent ownership of companies in its health and education sectors, the head of the kingdom’s investment authority said. It is the latest move by the country to gradually ease ownership restrictions on foreign firms, which have previously been required to set up a joint

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UK Government is to commission an assessment of international students.

The UK government has been clear that it is committed to keeping the doors open to genuine students, while at the same time taking action to crack down on immigration abuse from poor quality institutions that were damaging the UK’s reputation as a provider of world-leading education. The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) will be asked

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Education a top priority for UAE leadership

Abu Dhabi: Enhancing education in the UAE is a top priority for the wise leadership in order to meet the ongoing development progress, said His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. The UAE, under the leadership of President His Highness Shaikh

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India: huge growth predicted in international student recruitment

India is the only country that appears poised to come anywhere close to China as a top country of origin for qualified students, and is the number two sender to several top and emerging education destinations, including the U.S., Canada, and Australia. Many countries have seen Indian enrollments grow at a fast clip, even as

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Frenzied battle to snare students as UK Universities fight for survival

Predictions that some institutions will collapse amid ‘toughest ever’ competition for applicants “It’s the toughest year yet,” said Sarah Gordon, head of outreach and engagement at London South Bank University, after a gruelling few days following the publication of the A-level results last week. “There are fewer 18-year-olds, Ucas applications are down on last year

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