Cuts to scholarships and tumbling oil prices have unsettled the Saudi market, but a booming youth population and labour market needs mean the country still presents huge opportunities for student recruitment, says a British Council report.
More intra-African and South-South cooperation is needed in higher education at both the institutional and government level, ministers from across the continent said at the Going Global conference in Cape Town this month.
The UK’s Department for International Development will launch a new £45m fund to support cross-border partnerships that will help to facilitate higher education transformation in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
Ten states have so far come out in favour of enabling foreign higher education institutions to operate in the country. Meanwhile, the British Council has urged UK providers not to wait for new legislation to pass to collaborate with Indian institutions.
Leading international education organisations in the UK and China have developed a statement of principles with the aim of shaping collaboration and quality assurance in transnational education between the two countries.
High value is placed on private tutoring for English language in Egypt, according to a recent report, due to the fairly low quality of the state education system, which as a result can provide opportunities for international providers.