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Germany
German Government to increase financial study support for German studentsMIP subscribers only
29 Jul 2014Updates | Higher education
The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) plans to raise the level of financial support for students (Bafög) from 2016. The increase in Bafög support aims to bring the payment in li ...
China
China's Ministry of Education releases new guidelines on overseas school study toursMIP subscribers only
29 Jul 2014Updates | Schools
The Chinese Ministry of Education recently released new guidelines for overseas school study tours. The guidelines are to assist with the organisation and conduct of study tours for Chinese primary an ...
Brazil
Brazil's Science Without Borders phase 2 receives bipartisan support MIP subscribers only
29 Jul 2014Updates | Higher education
Brazil’s successful Science without Borders (SWB) scholarship program has received bipartisan report and will be implemented regardless of the election results in October, with all presidential candid ...
Russia
FAQ update on Global Education program in RussiaMIP subscribers only
22 Jul 2014Updates | Higher education
The Russian Government-approved Global Education program continues to progress. While the program operator and participating organisations are still to be announced, the current administrator has prov ...
Singapore
Strategy to boost labour capacity for palliative care sector in Singapore announcedMIP subscribers only
21 Jul 2014Updates | Higher education
The Singapore Government is reviewing education and training initiatives for the healthcare industry, following efforts to boost the labour capacity in palliative care. The announcement creates opport ...
Brazil
Top 10 BRICS universities includes two Brazilian institutionsMIP subscribers only
21 Jul 2014Updates | Higher education
Two Brazilian universities are among the top 10 Brazil, Russia, India, China and South America BRICS universities. University of São Paulo (USP) ranks seventh, while State University of Campinas (Unic ...
Philippines
Case study: Social media effectiveness in the PhilippinesMIP subscribers only
21 Jul 2014Updates | Schools | ELICOS | Vocational Education and Training (VET) | Higher education | Transnational education | Alumni
Social media, particularly Facebook, is extremely popular in the Philippines. With a population of 100 million, the Philippines has one of the largest groups on Facebook, with 34 million users. Promot ...
Indonesia
Indonesian agents provide valuable feedback MIP subscribers only
16 Jul 2014Updates | Schools | ELICOS | Vocational Education and Training (VET) | Higher education | Alumni
Austrade’s recent agent training session in Jakarta drew over 70 education agents and in-country university representatives. The session has provided valuable feedback about the Indonesian student mar ...
India
Implications of Indian Union Budget 2014–15 on education sectorMIP subscribers only
15 Jul 2014Updates | Vocational Education and Training (VET) | Higher education
The newly elected Indian Government presented its 2014–15 Union Budget recently. Education attracted government funding across schools, higher education and vocational education. New areas were ident ...
Malaysia
Employer Survey, ASEAN Workforce Skills Development, Malaysia report releasedMIP subscribers only
14 Jul 2014Updates | Vocational Education and Training (VET) | Higher education | Transnational education
The Employer Survey, ASEAN Workforce Skills Development project interviewed employers on their skill needs, current training arrangements and extent of engagement with local and international provider ...

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