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  • Indian government to draft new education policy

    For the first time in more than two decades, the government of India is drafting a new education policy which will include reforms on the internationalisation in higher education, digitisation of education and skills development. The director of education at the British Council in India has called the country’s new education policy draft topics “very encouraging”.

  • Skills-testing online startup Sqore secures $3.5m investment

    Sqore, a Swedish startup providing online challenge-based skills testing has received $3.5m investment ahead of its full launch this Summer. The company intends to use the investment to take its tests targeting skills gaps at universities and companies world wide.

  • Australia moots stricter VET regulation

    Changes have been proposed in Australia under the new National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Amendment Bill 2015, in order to crack down on higher risk VET providers and enable others to meet new quality standards.

  • Hult, Ashridge finalise strategic alliance

    Announced in July last year, this month a legal agreement has been finalised for the strategic alliance between two of the world’s largest business schools: Hult International Business School and Ashridge Business School. The leaders of both speak to The PIE about their mutual vision for the future.

  • Foreign students add $23.8m to Danish economy despite state funding

    An analysis has found that international students made a net contribution of 165.5m krone (US$23.8m) to the Danish economy over a 16 year period, despite public fears that they are a drain on government resources.

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How does space planning enable better learning outcomes and economic gains?

How does space planning enable better learning outcomes and economic gains?

By nature student mobility is linked with sense of place. Students choose study destinations and institutions based on the expectations that they will learn the language and culture of the place. Perhaps what they don’t realise is how their physical learning spaces can directly affect how they learn. Sara Custer reports.

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