GLOBAL : ‘EdX’ EYES BIGGER ROLE IN DISRUPTING CAMPUS EDUCATION

The global online learning platform edX, set up by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University, is preparing a further disruption of traditional higher education models, with new micro-degrees and ‘stacked’ degrees made up of credits from a range of institutions, according to Anant Agarwal, founder and CEO of edX. Agarwal was in Hong

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EUROPE : BREXIT, THE AI RACE AND OTHER EVENTS THAT WILL SHAPE EUROPEAN HIGHER EDUCATION THIS YEAR

We hope you are well rested, because 2019 is going to be anything but boring. Here are 10 things that the European higher education sector can expect in the next 12 months. Science will be set free. Well, not really. But in less than a year, all results funded by European Union programmes have to be openly

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GLOBAL : UNIVERSITY OF READING ‘IGNORED WARNING SIGNALS’ OVER MALAYSIA BRANCH CAMPUS

Outpost’s £27 million loss in 2017-18 a ‘salutary lesson’ on the challenges associated with international ventures. The £27 million loss at the University of Reading’s Malaysia branch campus last year should provide lessons about the challenges associated with opening overseas outposts, according to sector experts. Reading’s latest accounts, published in November, reveal that the Malaysia campus’ deficit pushed

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UK : POSTGRADUATE NUMBERS PLUMMET AMID FEARS FOR NO-DEAL BREXIT

Leading figures in UK higher education warn sector will ‘take decades to recover’ from no-deal Brexit. Postgraduate enrolments to the UK’s top research-intensive universities from European Union countries have fallen sharply, according to new figures released amid warnings that the country’s higher education sector will “take decades to recover” from a no-deal Brexit. New data

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