After the Vietnamese government passed sweeping regulations to clean up the education agency industry at the beginning of 2013, the first cohort of agents has undergone the certification course necessary to continue operating. But one education agency has told The PIE News that the nearly US$25,000 required escrow account is exorbitant in a Vietnamese context.
The US's new agent friendly environment was tangible at the AIRC conference this month, where universities were exploring how to be more strategic in filling funding gaps. The ambitious arena is also creating a fertile ground for an imminent boom in pathway providers.
In central and Eastern Europe – traditionally seen as a student source market – the Leadership Forum in Higher Education organisers say internationalisation efforts need guidance to boost momentum and grab the attention of regional university leadership.
Dubai’s private school sector is showing record growth as demand for a quality education in the UAE region continues to swell. Regulating body the Knowledge and Human Development Authority has just announced the two business models which will be accepted for private school operations.
Online Educa Berlin grew out of the challenges faced by former Soviet states to provide quality education over wide geographic areas using extensive satellite networks previously used to transmit military information.
Eurocentres has opened its first English school in a non-Anglophone country in partnership with Study Union Barranquilla, a Colombian education agency. The move chimes well with Colombia's National Bilingual Programme.