It has been a tumultuous year in the UK; with policy changes, new credibility interviews, a new UKTI Education unit and a new Immigration Bill among the many changes and strategies enacted. Julian Hall takes stock of the new education export landscape and speaks with some sector figureheads.
The recent IEP Stakeholders Conference revealed that the rush to meet the accreditation deadline of December 15 has meant significant workload for quality assurance agencies and IEPs themselves. The process has been largely positive, and SEVP is engaging with the sector on further regulatory reform.
Julian Hall, writing for The PIE Review, assesses the political push to ensure France remains a top-five international educator and finds out how the language teaching sector fits in with these aims. “Our country has lost ground in the last 10 years,” says France’s Higher Education Minister.
From a birthright in international education to a chance encounter with the industry or sometimes just a bold leap from employee to entrepreneur, many business owners started their journey. These innovators are helping shape and direct the industry, and The PIE spoke to many success stories from the education sphere to find out how, why and what next.
Just as it’s hard imagine what life was like before the internet, after 2012’s breakout year for Coursera, Edx and Udacity among others, it’s hard to speak about higher education without mention of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). But will they live up to their billing and revolutionise global higher education, or end up as another online also-ran? Sara Custer investigates.
Many countries are now keen to court foreign entrepreneurs, with Chile being one country offering financial support to those willing to relocate and start-up there. Arundati Dandapani explores the link between foreign study and migrant entrepreneurs and speaks to various success stories around the world for who overseas study led to a whole new world of opportunity.
A pilot study commissioned by the British Council offers a first glimpse into the impact of TNE on host nations, institutions and students. A profile of the typical TNE student was presented this week at a high-level HE Summit, while delegates heard from host countries for their opinions. Sara Custer reports.
With prosperity eluding the majority in Palestine, overseas study remains a luxury available to the very few. Demand is there, however, and foreign schools keen to boost diversity are starting to visit. Daniel Thomas explores the barriers facing a student market that could one day blossom.
Some 2.6 million Indonesians could enter higher education in the next decade—but despite the country’s emerging prosperity, the HE sector will not be able to cater for all of them. The number of students studying overseas is likely to grow, but will, as some predict, Indonesia become another major student market? Julian Hall reports…
With good rates of local enrolment and strong demand from Asian and African students in particular, Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) is evolving into the regional higher education hub it wants to be. DIAC is clear on how it will develop in the future – building and expanding its range of HE programming to complement its current offer from 26 resident institutions and directly feed into the skills needs of the Middle East. Amy Baker reports.