Universities will have to change if they want to survive in the transition to a more global education system, according to Rod Jones, the CEO of Navitas. He shared his insight on the origins of Navitas and how he sees global education evolving.
The number of student visas cancelled by the Australian government has more than tripled in the last two years as instances of falsified test results and/or financial documents have soared, meanwhile the number of students "course hopping" to unaccredited colleges is also a concern.
This week Navitas announced a ten-year agreement with Florida Atlantic University to establish a pathway programme marking its first significant partnership in the US in four years and reflecting the company's confidence in its university programmes despite seeing profits drop 31% in the year to June 30.
Global education provider Navitas is set to acquire California-based creative media college Ex’pression for US$13 million. The deal will be completed through the company’s media education subsidiary, SAE Institute Group. With campuses near San Francisco and San Jose, the move will double SAE’s locations in the state.
International education giant Navitas has returned to profit in FY2013 after a tough 2012, largely due to improved operating conditions in its biggest market, Australia. The firm, which offers pathway, English language, vocational and corporate courses in a number of countries, saw revenue climb by 6% to AUS$731.7m and net profit by 2% to $74.6m. This follows a 5% profit fall in 2012.
The fact that the proposed Ministerial Coordinating Council for International Education (MCCIE) will only meet twice a year will be insufficient to ensure active engagement by stakeholders and implementation by governments
Overseas education has always been a booming industry, and in billion-plus and burgeoning India, its effects can only be reaped. Surplus demand for the best domestic colleges, and unrealistically high entrance requirements, set off around 400,000 young Indians overseas in search of a more rounded education each year. Arundati Dandapani assesses the appeal of some of the top destinations vying for a share of the Indian student market.