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Dutch “house of internationalisation” forms

In The Netherlands, Nuffic, the organisation promoting internationalisation in higher education and the European Platform, which supports international efforts among teachers and schools in primary and secondary education, have combined as the Ministry of Education introduces a new unified approach to internationalising education.

UK: Non-EU undergrad applications up 6% says UCAS

The UK’s undergraduate sector has seen solid growth in international applicants for the second year in a row as UCAS figures show non-EU applications have risen another 6% this year. The report indicates strong demand from Malaysia and the UAE among all applications submitted for 2014/2015.

USA: Huron Group invests in Shorelight

Huron Consulting Group, a Chicago-based management consulting company, has made a strategic investment in Shorelight Holdings LLC, a parent company of Shorelight Education. Huron, which offers services in life sciences, law, finance and healthcare as well as education, will participate on the board of directors at Shorelight Holdings.

Education NZ’s new agent training programme

This month Education New Zealand launched its Agent Programme introducing three tiers of collaboration with the government's new branding campaign: a trained agent, a recognised agency and official partners. Alongside the launch, ENZ has also introduced an agent search page on its Study in New Zealand website with map locator.

UK: Willetts resigns as Minister for Universities

After four years serving as minister for universities and science, David Willetts has resigned as part of a major government reshuffle. He is being replaced by Greg Clark, who takes on the Science and Universities brief in addition to his role as Minister in charge of cities and constitution at the Cabinet Office.

i-graduate’s iMPACT measures effect of outbound study

The influence of outbound study on university students is the subject of the latest benchmark tool developed by market insight firm i-graduate. For the first time the company has tried to measure the effectiveness of short-term study abroad experiences on national, regional and inter-regional levels.