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.
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.
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.
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.
Education ministers from more than 80 countries, stakeholders and education experts have gathered in London to discuss education at policy level. Discussions centred around training skilled workforces and understanding that technology has changed the way that students expect to learn.