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UAE’s DIAC targets China in recruitment drive

Dubai International Academic City has rolled out recruitment campaigns for the first time in China in its push to develop the international branch campus hub as a top higher education study destination. With a booming job market bolstered by the 2020 World Expo the directors of DIAC are bullish that enrolments will grow.

Australia’s New Colombo Plan launches in Japan

On a trade mission to Asia this week, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott rolled out the government's outbound mobility programme, the New Colombo Plan, to Japan as part of a four nation pilot scheme. Japan and Australia also signed a landmark free trade agreement that will strengthen bilateral economic ties.

Nord Anglia IPO raises $304 million

Further signs of the profitability of the international school sector were seen at the end of last month when provider Nord Anglia raised US$304 million in its initial public offering (IPO) on the New York Stock Exchange. This September the group is set to open two more schools in Hong Kong and Dubai.

Confucius for business opens in France

The governments in China and France have invested in fortifying economic ties between their countries by supporting the establishment of the country's first Confucius Institute for Business. “Major players in the Chinese corporate world are now more than ever willing to cooperate with Europe," said the centre director.