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New program to fully fund university studies abroad for Polish studentsMIP subscribers only
27 Feb 2015Updates | Higher education
Poland has announced a new scholarship program for its brightest students, with the government committing to spending millions of dollars in coming years to finance 100 students each year to undertake ...
New management at Slovak universities pursuing research collaborationMIP subscribers only
24 Feb 2015Updates | Higher education
Slovak universities urgently need to internationalise to sustain their competitiveness. Collaboration, particularly in research, has been earmarked as a top priority. Australian institutions and organ ...
Johor Bahru emerges as potential market for recruitment and collaborationMIP subscribers only
16 Feb 2015Updates | Schools | ELICOS | Vocational Education and Training (VET) | Higher education
Opportunities exist for student recruitment in VET, pathway and higher education in the Malaysian city of Johor Bahru. Following Austrade outreach to the city, education and training providers are who ...
Changes to entry requirements may impact enrolments from MalaysiaMIP subscribers only
16 Feb 2015Updates | Schools | ELICOS | Vocational Education and Training (VET) | Higher education
The Malaysian Ministry of Education will no longer allow education institutions to register prospective students into pre-university programs using Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) forecast results. Thi ...
Colombian Government volunteer program boosting English skills in public schoolsMIP subscribers only
10 Feb 2015Updates | Schools | ELICOS | Vocational Education and Training (VET) | Higher education
Colombia’s Minister for Education, Gina Parody, has welcomed the first group of 124 volunteers from 23 countries to teach English in Colombian public schools. The initiative is part of Colombia Biling ...
New leadership centre highlights growing demand for management training programs in SingaporeMIP subscribers only
9 Feb 2015Updates | Higher education | Transnational education
The launch of graduate business school INSEAD’s new Leadership Development Centre in Singapore highlights growing demand for management and leadership programs in Asia, as Singapore faces the challeng ...
English First index ranks Argentines as top English-speakers in Latin America MIP subscribers only
9 Feb 2015Updates | Schools | ELICOS | Vocational Education and Training (VET) | Higher education
The latest EF English Proficiency Index (EPI) results, released in late 2014, ranks Argentinians as the best English speakers in Latin America, with an EPI score of 59.02. This places Argentina in the ...
Rise of privately-funded universities in IndiaMIP subscribers only
9 Feb 2015Updates | Higher education | Transnational education
Despite numerous challenges and regulatory constraints in the Indian higher education space, new education players are emerging in the form of corporate-funded universities focused on specific discipl ...
Polytechnics attract more quality students in SingaporeMIP subscribers only
3 Feb 2015Updates | Vocational Education and Training (VET) | Higher education
More than 40 per cent of Singaporean students eligible for junior college opted for a polytechnic education, as opportunities to progress into universities from the polytechnic sector continue to stre ...
Scheme to create super universities and improve French rankings advances slowlyMIP subscribers only
2 Feb 2015Updates | Higher education
The absence of French institutions in international rankings sparked the French Government to introduce the Initiatives of Excellence scheme in 2010 to make France more internationally competitive in ...

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