After 50 years operating in international education, mega-education company EF celebrated in style by breaking the Guinness World Record for the “most nationalities in an online video album of people performing a choreographed dance”.
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.
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.
Africa is a market hungry for quality education but many destination countries have been slow to react to demand. Leveraging equal partnerships in country and catering for a local, not regional, student group is a good way to go, delegates learned this week.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani urged the country’s higher education institutions to open up to more foreign students and staff, as well as giving a ringing endorsement for study abroad, in a nationally televised speech marking the beginning of the academic year.
Revenues generated by digital English language learning products are set to explode. Research from US-based Ambient Insight predicts a compound annual growth rate of 11.1% for global sales over the next five years increasing revenue from US$1.3bn to US$3.8bn led by mobile learning products.