UAE : OVER 3,000 KIDS VIE FOR 130 INDIAN SCHOOL SEATS IN ABU DHABI

Abu Dhabi Indian School holds admission lottery for admissions to KG 1 and grade 1. Abu Dhabi: More than 3,000 parents showed up at the Abu Dhabi Indian School (Adis) on Saturday hoping their child would be one of the lucky ones to get an admission into kindergarten 1 (KG 1) and grade 1 with

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MALAYSIA : JAPAN TO SET UP THREE UNIVERSITIES IN MALAYSIA

PETALING JAYA: Three Japanese higher-learning institutions have revealed plans to establish branches in Malaysia, said the Education Ministry. Its minister Dr Maszlee Malik said they include Tsukuba University, one of the oldest and most comprehensive research universities in Japan, Nippon Designers School and Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University. “It is estimated that Tsukuba University would start

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US MIDTERMS: HOUSE WIN GIVES DEMOCRATS CRITICAL LEVERAGE ON HE

Voters back increases in university spending in series of local ballots. Democrats have gained critical leverage to push back against the Trump administration’s higher education policies after they gained control of the US House of Representatives in the midterm elections, in which voters also expressed their support for university funding in a series of local ballots.

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UK : STUDYING IN THE UK AS AN EU STUDENT COULD GET A LOT PRICIER AFTER BREXIT

British Prime Minister Theresa May announced on Tuesday that the UK had no plans to limit student visas post-Brexit, but European students wishing to enrol in British universities could still face a massive increase in tuition fees. At the moment, EU students are considered “Home” students in every part of the UK and are, as

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SWEDEN : INVESTIGATOR BACKS TUITION FEES FOR FOREIGN STUDENTS

The government investigator Agneta Bladh, appointed last year to work out a comprehensive strategy for the internationalisation of Swedish higher education, on 31 October presented her report to Minister for Higher Education and Research Helene Hellmark Knutsson and later shared it with an audience at Uppsala University. The 475-page report, Increased Attractivity – Momentum for Sweden

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VIETNAM : RMIT HAS FAILED ITS FACULTY AND VIETNAM

The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology  (RMIT) Vietnam. Low student and staff morale and declining academic standards place the branch campus far away from its mission to serve Vietnam. ‘I sat down to lunch outdoors with my manager Michelle on RMIT Vietnam’s gorgeous Saigon South campus, the cooler winter temperatures making it bearable to spend

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UNITED STATES : AN ETHICAL APPROACH TO COMMISSIONS-BASED RECRUITMENT

The agent issue in the United States is reminiscent of those trick candles that delight children and some adults who are children at heart. You blow them out and they continue to ignite themselves – like magic! – using a fuse similar to those used in dynamite sticks. Compared with their counterparts in Australia and

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EUROPE : €187M ERASMUS+ FUNDING BOOST FOR THE UK

The European Commission has announced that UK education and youth organisations will benefit from €187 million of funding through the Erasmus+ program in 2019 – an increase from €170m this year. “Erasmus+ will enable around 250,000 young people from the UK to explore new countries and cultures” As well as opportunities for young people, Erasmus+ enables teachers,

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UK : WHY BIRKBECK,UNVERSITY OF LONDON, IS LEAVING THE UK RANKINGS RACE

Domestic league tables in the UK don’t capture the quality and accessible higher education Birkbeck provides to non-traditional students, says David Latchman. Since the turn of the millennium, we have been told that league tables differentiate the good universities from the bad. They help students choose the best, the theory goes, and make those underachieving places

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ASIA-EUROPE : HOW ASIAN BUSINESS SCHOOLS ARE BEATING WESTERN RIVALS

Business education in Asia is little more than 30 years old. The first business school in China, the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai, was founded in 1994. The business school at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology is a bit older, dating back to 1991. Before our eyes these schools, along

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