The UK’s Business Secretary Vince Cable has announced nearly 400 new scholarships for Indian university students to study in the UK during a week-long trade trip to India. He also mentioned the new Education UK alumni awards.
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.
China and India are expected to propel growth in postgraduate student mobility over the next decade in all leading study destinations according to forecasts by the British Council. The projection also shows Asia’s dominance of enrolments will wane as tertiary-aged populations decline in the region.
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.
Google search data from Net Natives on leading student source countries reveals when university education is at the front of students’ minds and follows additonal Google search data recently released by the BBC revealing the world's most searched-for universities.
A mystery shopper style study that employed a team of international students to judge response times to enquiries made to top 500 universities and assess the findability and clarity of their home pages has revealed that 21% of universities did not respond to students' enquiries.
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.