INDIA : INDIA’S US$20M INVESTMENT TO BUILD US-INDIA EDUCATION LINKS ON ITS OWN TURF

Indian students constitute the second largest market for many international study destinations and for decades, a constant worrying factor for the Indian government has been losing its best minds to the West. But now India has embarked on an exciting journey to convert its brain drain into brain gain by attracting expertise and investment in

Read More
CHINA : ‘THE’ TO HOLD FIRST CHINA UNIVERSITIES FORUM

Event at Nankai University will discuss rapid rise of Chinese research institutions, and upcoming threats and opportunities. Times Higher Education is holding its first symposium dedicated to China’s emerging world-class universities.The THE China Universities Forum will be held in partnership with Nankai Universityin Tianjin from 29 to 30 March this year. Attendees will discuss the rapid rise of Chinese research

Read More
UAE : NEW E-LEARNING PLATFORM TO HELP ARAB STUDENTS IN REMOTE AREAS

Madrasa, launched by Mohammad, to provide 5,000 educational videos to 1,000 villages. Dubai: A new online-learning platform will support Arab students that live in remote areas or refugee camps with no internet access. ‘Madrasa’, the Arabic word for school, was launched by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of

Read More
GLOBAL : US AND UK TOP THE CHARTS FOR CHINESE PARENTS

The US is the best-loved study abroad destination by Chinese parents, closely followed by the UK and then Australia, a new dataset from HSBC’s The Value of Education research revealed. Released exclusively to The PIE, the new data zooms in on the Asia-Pacific region to understand how parents perceive various study destinations. More than half of the 550

Read More
UK : INT’L STUDENTS APPLY TO STUDY AT UK HEIs IN RECORD NUMBERS – UCAS

International students from non-EU countries have applied for places at UK universities in record numbers, while there has been a modest increase in applications from EU students, the latest data from UCAS has revealed. According to figures from UCAS’s January deadline, despite a 1% decline in UK applicants,  a 9% increase from non-EU candidates meant the total went up for

Read More
GLOBAL : FINDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE FOR STUDENT MOBILITY

In 1995, Jane Knight and Hans de Wit wrote: “The danger of isolationism, racism and monoculturalism is a threatening cloud hanging above the present interest in internationalisation of higher education.” Despite the threat, internationalisation matured in its processes and expanded in scope. Specifically, the number of globally mobile students grew from 2.1 million in 2000

Read More
USA : HARVARD PRESIDENT REJECTS PREDICTIONS OF MASS UNIVERSITY CLOSURES

Larry Bacow calls campuses ‘far more adaptable and durable’ than sceptics claim.| Harvard University president Larry Bacow has rejected widespread fears about growing numbers of closures across US higher education, insisting that most struggling institutions will find ways to survive. “The death of American higher education as we know it has been grossly over-predicted, and consistently so,”

Read More