Academia United, a new web-based platform allowing students to search, compare and book English language courses, is hoping that within a few years it will become among the top agencies worldwide for student weeks in the English language sector.
International education events organiser BMI and Dubai International Academic City have entered into a strategic agreement that will see BMI support the education hub’s international recruitment efforts in Asia and South America.
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.