A leading UK-based education group, ISIS Education, which provides a broad range of educational programmes in the UK and North America, is rebranding to “Oxford International Education Group” following strong growth in recent years.
Tense relations between the US and Russia have led to the cancellation of the largest US-Russain educational exchange programme after a teenage Russian boy sought asylum in the US on the grounds that he faced persecution at home as a homosexual. For 21 years the FLEX programme has funded more than 23,000 high school students from former Soviet Union countries to study in the US.
After establishing its curriculum and welcoming its founding class, the company claiming to challenge the university experience, Minerva, has received $70mn in its second round of financing to scale operations of Minerva Schools at KGI.
The Canadian Bureau for International Education has announced the winners of its 2014 Excellence Awards, which recognise exceptional leadership and innovation in Canada’s international education sector. The awards will be presented at CBIE’s annual conference in November.
Global online professional network LinkedIn has launched its first ever university rankings for certain programmes in the USA, Canada and the UK, designed to highlight which institutions are best at propelling students into desirable graduate jobs.
China and India are expected to propel growth in postgraduate student mobility over the next decade in all leading study destinations according to forecasts by the British Council. The projection also shows Asia’s dominance of enrolments will wane as tertiary-aged populations decline in the region.