ISIS Education has announced its first on-campus college partnership with De Montfort University (DMU) in Leicester, UK after launching its higher education pathways division earlier this year. The collaboration marks the end of a year of expansion for the London-based education group.
A new regulatory policy “is coming” that will pave the way for parity of policy between UK HE institutions and Alternative Providers (APs) from the private sector. Universities Minister David Willetts addressed Study UK members this week, whose members represent the “voice of independent education”. He also spoke about student number controls at APs.
Australia’s Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb announced Uttam Kumar from India the winner of the Win your Future Unlimited competition that awards an international student a years of free tuition, return flights, accommodation and internship opportunities in Australia.
A free language exchange platform connecting teenagers around the world was launched three months ago and has attracted over 1,000 users so far. The Spanish developers aim to have 100,000 young people using the service by the end of next year.
IIE in the USA has launched a pilot course, Connecting with the World: International Relations at Higher Education Institutions, offering training in international engagement to ministry officials and higher education representatives in Myanmar.
High and junior high school English language teachers in Tokyo will be required to study a TESOL abroad, in a bid by the Tokyo Board of Education to raise the standard of English teaching in schools. Teachers will spend three months in an English-speaking country, living in a homestay.
The NCUK consortium has launched an International Foundation Year (IFY) in Colombia, its first venture in Latin America. Students who complete the pathway programme delivered at St Peter’s International College in Bogotá will be able to continue onto one of the 11 universities that make up the northern consortium of UK HE.
Quality and transparency in the use of agents in student recruitment were key themes in the fifth annual AIRC conference last week: the first held since NACAC reversed its policy against the use of commissioned agents in international recruitment.
David Cameron has told UK schools that it is “time to look beyond the traditional focus on French and German and get many more children learning Mandarin”. The Prime Minister announced a number of measures to boost Mandarin teaching in the UK on the last day of a trade mission to China.
Australia’s largest international student recruiter has announced that it will enable the public to invest in its business as it makes some shares available when co-owner SEEK- an online job and education company– sells part of its 50% stake in the company. IDP says the IPO will mean further investment in existing operations rather than new growth strategies.