British Council-accredited schools voiced concerns over quality provision, price wars and challenges around satisfying group leaders of the Italian MoE’s PON scholarship scheme at an event held by the British Council, English UK and Trinity College this week.
Rethinking business models with a focus on smaller margins but bigger scale is essential for businesses keen to work in India and help cater to the burgeoning demand for English and skills training, experts and stakeholders recommended at a British Council-organised English Partnerships Forum last week on English Skills for Employability.
Enrolment statistics from 2013/2014 for UK HE institutions reveal little ground has been gained on the back of last year's startling stagnation. Sector leaders have urged for a more unified approach to jumpstart the flow of international students back to the country.
A UK-wide campaign to send 5,000 UK students a year to India over the next five years has been announced by Greg Clark, UK Minister for Universities, Science and Cities, while visiting Delhi last week for the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry HE summit.
Japanese students are just as interested in studying abroad as those in the UK or USA, according to a new report from the British Council which challenges the image of the 'inward-looking' Japanese student.
The English language-focused MOOC has been the singularly most popular online programme offered by UK platform, FutureLearn, which has shared with The PIE News information about who signed up for the course. Meanwhile, Australia's own ELT MOOC also suggests massive demand for online ELT.
A British Council-backed survey of university processes for managing education agent relationships has revealed insufficient safeguarding and training built into the relationship, and the report's authors warn that improved self-regulation is essential to avoid government intervention.