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.
International pathway provider Study Group will take over operations of ANU College at the Australian National University (ANU). Providing English language and pathway courses at a top-50 ranked Australian institution will strengthen the global portfolio of Study Group, which issued Q3 results last week.
One of the world’s most prominent league table for universities – QS World University Rankings – has been chosen by intelligence analyst firm Interfax group to rank universities in Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) and publish findings as QS University Rankings: BRICS.
Vancouver-based Canadian College of English (CCEL) has recently signed contracts with governments in the Ukraine and across Latin America to train instructors in its digital English teaching curriculum, SMRT, marking its focus to expand offshore implementation over the last year.
Collaborations between HE institutions in the UK and Indonesia were fortified last month at the Science and Innovation Conference in Jakarta, and UK and Indonesian universities will co-bid for seed funding for development projects. In the same week, the UK’s GREAT campaign was rolled out in the country by the Duke of York.
IIE used its prestigious annual gala dinner in Manhattan, New York, to help bond Brazil and the US over their tertiary education ties. And Brazil’s Education Minister, Aloizio Mercadante, confirmed a long-term plan to commit significant revenue from the oil industry towards empowering Brazilians through education.