The UK’s Business Secretary Vince Cable has announced nearly 400 new scholarships for Indian university students to study in the UK during a week-long trade trip to India. He also mentioned the new Education UK alumni awards.
China and India are expected to propel growth in postgraduate student mobility over the next decade in all leading study destinations according to forecasts by the British Council. The projection also shows Asia’s dominance of enrolments will wane as tertiary-aged populations decline in the region.
UK-based Global Education Management has signed an MOU with Amity University in India in the presence of British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, calling it a "significant step" as it seeks to become a key player in the country's massive upskilling endeavors. “We believe India is going to be become the 'new China' for young people to gain a cultural exchange and experience,” said GEM's Director.
Kerala’s state government is planning to establish an international higher education hub modelled after Dubai International Academic City, the world’s largest free zone dedicated to higher education, to help combat brain drain and attract international students from around the globe, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has announced.
Australia’s Prime Minister is keen to see “hundreds and thousands” of its students studying at Indian universities, he said at the launch of Australia’s Indo-Pacific study abroad initiative, the New Colombo Plan, in India this week. India will be one of 35 countries to welcome Australian undergraduates from 2015 through the programme.
The Council for Graduate Schools reports an increase of 9% in admissions for foreign students on the back of rising demand from Indian students. Data from the organisation also reveals that most institutions don't require domestic students to do research or study abroad.
Student recruitment company Hotcourses has launched its "virtual agency services" for Indian students interested in higher education programmes. The move will expand the company's portfolio which already includes a university course search site and online application services.
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