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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Foreign student interest in Indian universities falls

International students are not applying to Indian universities, which have recorded a drop in the number of enrolments, a new report reveals – a result researchers say reflects the unfulfilled potential of the country’s education system, reports Study International. While India has seen a massive increase in the number of international students since 2000 –

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Abu Dhabi University launch new Graduate School in Dubai

Abu Dhabi University (ADU) has announced the launch of its internationally accredited Masters and Doctoral programs at the newly opened ADU campus in Dubai in Fall 2017-18. The Commission for Academic Accreditation at the Ministry of Education locally accredits all the Business Programs offered at ADU’s campuses in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain. The Business

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UK Universities scramble to fill places, with Russell group still making offers

As one institution makes clearing offers via Snapchat, overall number of acceptances to British universities declines. Universities are scrambling to fill their undergraduate courses for the coming year, despite a rising number of school-leavers in England accepting places after receiving their A-level results this week. While official figures from the Ucas clearing house, released on

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