JAPAN : MORE THAN 200,000 JAPANESE STUDENTS ABROAD IN 2016

The latest data from Japan suggests that the number of outbound students grew by roughly 15% between 2015 and 2016, An estimated 200,000+ students went abroad in 2016, most of whom were enrolled in short-term language programmes. New data from the Japan Association of Overseas Studies (JAOS) suggests that more than 200,000 Japanese students were studying abroad

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INDIAN UNIVERSITIES TO OFFER ONLINE DEGREES

Indian universities will officially be allowed to develop and deliver their own online degrees for the first time after officials announced a reversal of the government’s year-long ban on the practice. The decision will see higher education providers rated A+ under the National Assessment and Accreditation Council, roughly 15% of Indian universities, eligible to deliver

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USA : YALE’S MOST POPULAR CLASS EVER: HAPPINESS

NEW HAVEN — On Jan. 12, a few days after registration opened at Yale for Psyc 157, Psychology and the Good Life, roughly 300 people had signed up. Within three days, the figure had more than doubled. After three more days, about 1,200 students, or nearly one-fourth of Yale undergraduates, were enrolled. The course, taught

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USA : PRIVATE SCHOOL WITH GLOBAL AMBITION TO OPEN IN D.C. AND CHINA IN 2019

An education company backed by U.S. and Chinese investors is launching a global private school for students ages 3 to 18, with the first two campuses scheduled to open next year in Washington and the Chinese coastal city of Shenzhen. Whittle School & Studios will offer foreign-language immersion — Chinese in the United States, English

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CHINESE UNIVERSITIES PERFORM BEST AMONG THOSE FROM BRICS COUNTRIES

Seven Chinese universities have made the top 10 of the QS World University Rankings, a listing of the top 300 universities from the five BRICS countries of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. Tsinghua University maintained first place for the fifth year in a row, followed by Peking University in second, Fudan University in

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UK: REPORT PUTS VALUE OF INTERNATIONAL HIGHER ED COMMENCEMENTS AT £22.6 BILLION

New research from the UK provides a detailed analysis of the economic impact of international students in British higher education. The report estimates the total value of international higher education commencements at nearly £23 billion for 2015/16. After accounting for direct costs, the net value of that cohort of new students for 2015/16 is estimated

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INDIA : EDUCATION SYSTEM DRAWS FLAK FOR ‘POOR’ WORKFORCE.

PUNE: Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday blamed the country’s traditional educational system for its failure to produce skilled workforce. Speaking at Symbiosis Skills and Open University, he said that there is a need to bring flexibility in the education system to produce job-ready candidates. “Almost 50% of population in the country is within 35 years of age

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UAE : UP TO 15% ANNUAL GROWTH IN ENROLMENT FOR MASTERS PROGRAMMES


Universities now looking to offer range of degrees and specialisations at schedules accessible to working professionals Abu Dhabi: Because of the growing demand for graduate education among working professionals in the UAE, the number and range of programmes are also on the rise, an education consultant has said. In fact, a wide range of Masters

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WHERE DID BUSINESS SCHOOLS AND MBAS GO WRONG?

Business schools are changing. Not what they teach. Not what they research. But what they cost and their very purpose. The reason? Business schools have themselves become big businesses. Today’s business schools inhabit sprawling buildings that house hundreds, sometimes thousands, of studious ‘customers’ longing to be taught how to make their millions, while gaining access

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CHINA : HOW HIGH CAN SUSTECH FLY? 


Ahead of THE’s Asia Universities Summit in Shenzhen, Jack Grove visits the city known as China’s Silicon Valley to assess whether its ambitious new university could really emulate Stanford – and eclipse its Hong Kong neighbours With thousands of packages from Alibaba and other online retailers filling its shelves, the mailroom of Shenzhen’s newest university has

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