An investigative report into migrant labour and compliance issues during construction of NYU's Abu Dhabi campus has been a reminder of the trials of TNE, which NYU President John Sexton also touched on during a UK forum.
The Saudi Arabian Cultural Attaché used his platform at the International Higher Education Forum to chide the UKHE sector into improving some aspects of its offer, despite providing an assurance that the high level of quality provision in general is appreciated.
Dubai’s first Chinese international school will open in around two years’ time, as new government statistics show the Emirate’s international schools sector continues to boom. Eleven new private schools have opened in Dubai this year and last year and annual fee revenue has reached 5.35bn AED (US$252m).
The Egyptian government is aiming to quadruple the number of Arab and African students in its higher education institutions from 53,000 to 200,000 over the next three years, as part of a new international recruitment strategy. Significant development grant funding is expected to help contribute to reform of the HE system.
A Palestinian community and human rights activist has raised more than £15,000 to fund the cost of studying in the UK in six weeks towards a £25,000 target through online crowdfunding platform IndieGoGo.
TVETUK has launched on-the-ground offices in both Kazakhstan and Algeria to meet the growing demand for skills development in the oil & gas industries. The organisation says this will secure more agreements for its members.
Dubai’s private school sector is showing record growth as demand for a quality education in the UAE region continues to swell. Regulating body the Knowledge and Human Development Authority has just announced the two business models which will be accepted for private school operations.
Bahrain's multimillion-dollar backed Crown Prince International Scholarship Programme has sent 146 students overseas to date funding all costs incurred during study abroad and paying out up to US$500,000 per student.