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US named “top country for higher education”

For the third year in a row, the United States has been named “top country for higher education” by the U21 Ranking of National Higher Education Systems. Sweden has maintained its second place, while Canada and Denmark rose to take joint third from their respective forth and fifth place positions in 2013. Finland rounds out the top five.

UNE opens Morocco’s first US-run HE campus

The University of New England (UNE) has opened a campus in Tangier - Morocco's first US-run university branch campus. An inauguration ceremony took place last month after the campus welcomed its first cohort of 23 students in January. "No US university, to my knowledge, has done this before," said the manager of the project.

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.

British Council launches trained agents database

The British Council has launched a database of almost 4,000 specially trained education agents around the world to help build agent capacity and professionalism in the industry. Agents listed in the database have taken the British Council's training, agreed to an ethical code of principles and committed to periodical assessment in the future. The resource is available for any education institution to use.

TVET UK doubles income in 18 months to £40mn

The organisation charged with growing the UK's technical and vocational education exports says it has doubled its turnover to £40 million in a little over a year. TVET UK's growth has been driven by multi-figured deals with governments and corporations in Nigeria, Turkmenistan and Saudi Arabia. TVET UK is also establishing an office in Saudi Arabia.