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  • Capital Colombo
  • Official Languages Sinhala, Tamil
  • Population 20.8 million
  • International tertiary students 20,805 Source: UNESCO
  • Australian share (number) 3,423
  • Australian share (percentage) 16 percent

Sri Lanka education market profile

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Local universities in Sri Lanka to admit 50,000 foreign students by 2020 MIP subscribers only
Tuesday, September 16, 2014Updates | Higher education
The Higher Education Ministry hopes to admit 50,000 foreign students to local universities by 2020 as part of the Sri Lanka Government’s vision to turn Sri Lanka into an international hub of higher ed ...
Call for abstracts for International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment in Sri LankaMIP subscribers only
Wednesday, April 02, 2014Higher education | Opportunities
Institutions are invited to submit abstracts for the fifth International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment under the theme ‘Capacity Development for Sustainability’. The conference will be h ...
Sri Lankan Education Exhibition and Australian Alumni Excellence Awards 2014
Tuesday, March 25, 2014Vocational Education and Training (VET) | Higher education | Austrade update
Over 500 students attended the Australia Future Unlimited: Student Information Session and Education Exhibition 2014, held over two days in Colombo during February, as part of Australian Education Wee ...
Promote your institution at Australian Education Week 2014 in Sri Lanka
Monday, October 14, 2013Schools | ELICOS | Vocational Education and Training (VET) | Higher education | Austrade update
An opportunity exists to profile your institution in Colombo, Sri Lanka, at Australian Education Week 2014. It will be the fourth consecutive year for the Australia Future Unlimited: Education Exhibit ...
Sri Lankan schools sector growing in importance
Monday, October 14, 2013Schools | Austrade update
A school visit program organised by Austrade in conjunction with the Colombo International School on 6 September was attended by 16 Australian institutions, local students, parents and teachers. The v ...

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OECD releases Education at a Glance 2014 reportMIP subscribers only
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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Tuesday, September 16, 2014
DAWN Education Expo 2015 in PakistanMIP subscribers only
Tuesday, September 16, 2014

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