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Sea change in Chinese education system to focus on VET

China has recently released a six-year Modern Vocational Education Development Strategy in a bid to raise the profile of vocational education and fill skills gaps in a job market. The shift in focus to vocational education translates into collaborative opportunities with international educators and industry.

China: MoE issues guide for overseas study tours

China's Ministry of Education has released new guidelines for primary and secondary school overseas study tours after Chinese parents have voiced concerns that the safety of students is being overlooked. The trips have also gained a reputation of providing too much sightseeing and not enough studying the ministry has said.

Austrade assesses market advantage in Japan

Japanese education agents believe Australia's popularity as a study destination will continue to rise but Australian institutions need to differentiate themselves in an increasingly competitive market, according to report by Austrade issued this week. The report recognises key selling points and the resurgence of agency activity.

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.

Malaysia launches international student ID card

The Malaysian government has launched a new identity card for international students in a bid to better ensure that incoming students are genuine and high quality. The first student I-Kads, which form part of a wider crackdown on illegal immigration, were issued on July 1.