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Japanese unis receive ¥7.7bn for rankings boost

The Japanese government has announced funding for 37 universities to boost globalisation efforts and amplify its presence in global academic rankings through the ‘Super Global Universities’ project. Thirteen 'Type A' universities will receive an annual ¥500m (US$4.57m) over the next decade.

GEM expands India foothold in MOU with Amity

UK-based Global Education Management has signed an MOU with Amity University in India in the presence of British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, calling it a "significant step" as it seeks to become a key player in the country's massive upskilling endeavors. “We believe India is going to be become the 'new China' for young people to gain a cultural exchange and experience,” said GEM's Director.

Global academic city planned for Kerala, India

Kerala’s state government is planning to establish an international higher education hub modelled after Dubai International Academic City, the world’s largest free zone dedicated to higher education, to help combat brain drain and attract international students from around the globe, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has announced.