The University of Birmingham and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a strategic partnership that will provide a framework for collaborative research, teaching and boost study abroad exchange.
The £4.2m English for Education College Trainers’ (EfECT) scheme seeks to place native English teacher trainers in 21 of Burma’s training colleges. It aims to improve English language development in the country and increase teaching quality in relevant educational institutions.
Last week over 70 educational institutions took part in STB’s GATE (Global Access To Education) workshop in São Paulo, Brazil. They were able to meet STB counsellors and for the first time, highly targeted potential buyers directly at an STB event.
The latest on-campus partnership for INTO has been announced, with INTO New York soon to be rolled out at small, liberal-arts university Drew University in Madison, NJ less than an hour from central New York. INTO’s first intake will be welcomed for 2014/15.
International pathway provider Study Group has announced a new partnership with the University of Sheffield, its fourth in the last year, along with encouraging year-end results for 2013. It has also revealed a new business-orientation to add to the portfolio of Embassy English.
US-based education company Bridge has announced it will expand into pathway programmes by opening four centres on university campuses in the US and Brazil, preparing international students for study at American universities.
Both the UK and Germany are calling on the creative photography skills of international students to promote study opportunities in competitions with prizes worth £250 and €500 respectively. FDSV in Germany and the British Council in the UK are behind the promotions.
The British Council has signed a Declaration of Intent (DOI) to work with the South African Department of Basic Education (DBE) to improve the country’s English as a First Additional Language (EFAL) programming and delivery. The signing of the DOI follows last week’s Education World Forum.
IIE in the USA has launched a pilot course, Connecting with the World: International Relations at Higher Education Institutions, offering training in international engagement to ministry officials and higher education representatives in Myanmar.
The NCUK consortium has launched an International Foundation Year (IFY) in Colombia, its first venture in Latin America. Students who complete the pathway programme delivered at St Peter’s International College in Bogotá will be able to continue onto one of the 11 universities that make up the northern consortium of UK HE.