NAVITAS REFOCUSES ON THREE GUIDING PRINCIPLES

Global education provider Navitas has flagged its ambitions to be more strategic in its focus on students and higher education partners, in a bid to improve learner outcomes and increase value from its established relationships. The comments, made by Scott Jones, CEO, came shortly after his first 100 days in his new role. Jones said

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INDIAN HIGHER EDUCATION IS WITHERING ON THE VINE

Actions by the current government suggest official discomfort with the basic purpose of public universities, says Jayati Ghosh. Jayati Ghosh is professor of economics at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Not long ago, India was seen as living the demographic dream, with the youth bulge generating a productive push. Now, the dream threatens to become a

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USA : CALIFORNIA : STUDENTS WANT CLIMATE CHANGE LESSONS. SCHOOLS AREN’T READY

Not too long ago Coral Ben-Aharon, a 15-year-old sophomore at Granada Hills Charter High School, didn’t bother to use her school’s recycling bins — and didn’t know how plastic waste contributes to greenhouse gas emissions. But then her friend Sarah Ali convinced Coral to join the science team. Now the two are trying to invent a creative

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HONG KONG: EDUCATION OVERSEAS OFFERS “INSURANCE” AS PROTESTS CONTINUE

Hong Kong was confirmed as being in a recession in November and, as the protests that have swept the city continue, local education agencies have indicated an increase in the number of students making inquiries about studying abroad next year. “Education is a way of getting citizenship abroad, which people see as insurance if things

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UAE : GRADUATE EMPLOYABILITY IS A TOP PRIORITY FOR UAE UNIVERSITIES

Universities are putting greater resources into teaching students to be future-ready. With the world’s leading institutions with campuses in the UAE offering future-ready curricula and educational programmes that prepare students for the workplace, the country’s higher education sector is witnessing a major transformation. In the age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the employment landscape is

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GOING DIGITAL – A BIG CHALLENGE FOR UNIVERSITIES

Around the world traditional, campus-based universities are facing headwinds as they try to expand student enrolment. The challenge is especially acute in more advanced developing countries where the college-age population is shrinking for the first time due to decreasing birth rates. In addition, the rise of the gig economy and the decline of lifelong professions

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UK : CARDIFF COMMITS TO INT’L STUDY CENTRE LAUNCH

Cardiff University in Wales will launch an International Study Centre next year, to provide more international students with an opportunity to study at the renowned research-led university. The ISC will give international students a route into both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at the prestigious Russell Group institution. The first intake of students will be in September 2020.

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UAE : EXPO 2020 : A LEGACY FOR THE NEXT GENERATION

Here’s how some educational institutes are engaging their students with the showcase event. Maryssa O’Connor, Principal/CEO, GEMS Wellington International School We began our partnership with the Expo Educators Team in 2017 and are now in our third academic year of an Expo-rich curriculum. We use the three Expo themes as a stimulus, the students’ progress

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GLOBAL : INT’L SCHOOL COSTS ON THE RISE, UK UP £1K ON 2018

The average cost per year for a place at an international school is on the rise in many key destinations, with a single year at a UK-based international school increasing in cost by more than £1,000 on 2018 figures,  data from ECA International has revealed. While China, the US and Belgium are the first, second and third most

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GLOBAL : CHINESE INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS – THE END OF THE AFFAIR

Growth in the number of Chinese students pursuing study in four top destinations – United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia – is “slowing significantly”, according to a new report. But while Canada and Australia are diversifying their international student populations, the US and UK continue to rely too heavily on China as a source

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