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  • Russia gives top universities $300m for global rankings boost

    The Russian Department of Education has assigned nearly 10.15 billion rubles in grants to 14 of its top-performing universities through the ’5/100′ initiative that aims to see five of the country’s universities enter the top 100 globally ranked higher education institutions by 2020.

  • Rise of international schools generating US$36bn in fees

    The international schools market is booming and in 2013-2014 the number of students enrolled in this market sector increased by 8.4% to 3.6 million. Top local student nationalities studying at the premium leading international schools are Thai, Kuwaiti, Mexican, Emirati and Spanish.

  • Almost 270,000 Erasmus students studied abroad in 2012-13

    A record 270,000 students received grants to study or train abroad in 2012-13 under the EU student mobility programme Erasmus – more than twice the number of beneficiaries a decade ago, the latest statistics have shown.

  • Cross-party group wants Brits to be better at languages

    A cross-party group of UK politicians is urging all political parties to make a manifesto promise to improve the country’s language skills base ahead of next year’s General Election, including “a long term commitment to transforming the reputation of UK citizens as poor linguists”.

  • UK: 43% EU student loans outstanding; state funding system under threat

    A damning parliamentary committee report shows that around 19,000 EU and 400,000 English graduates are in arrears on their student loan payments or have no earnings information available, and that the “continued existence” of the student loans system is under threat.

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CEG receives Queen’s Award for business success

CEG receives Queen's Award for business success

UK major player, Cambridge Education Group, was presented with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade last week, in recognition of its substantial growth in overseas international trade over the last six years. The Award is the UK’s highest accolade for business success.

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CBIE and CIC gain funding for outreach

CBIE and CIC gain funding for outreach

The Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) and Colleges and Institutes Canada (CIC) are two of the latest Canadian international education associations to win funding from the government’s Global Opportunities for Associations (GOA) programme for the year 2014-15.

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International students opt for central London

International students opt for central London

Foreign students are dominating the property rental market in central London and they are edging out corporate professionals as data reveals that in the last 12 months, 41% of new tenancy starts could be attributed to international students, whose buying power means they can outbid the recession-hit corporate sector.

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Rising stars in UK sector: St Giles, Cognita Schools

Rising stars in UK sector: St Giles, Cognita Schools

Two companies in the UK's international education sector have been listed in a ranking of the top 200 UK private companies that are seeing the fastest growth in overseas sales within a two-year period. St Giles, in 77th position, is a well known English language teaching operator and Cognita Schools runs 64 high schools in seven countries.

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How do universities establish an on-the-ground presence overseas?

How do universities establish an on-the-ground presence overseas?

Trade bodies, education consortiums and private companies can all help education institutions keen on establishing an on-the-ground presence overseas, especially in international education hotspots such as China, Brazil and India. Amy Baker finds out how services are flourishing for managing market entry.

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