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  • eLearnAfrica partnership to reach 10 million students

    New online learning platform, eLearnAfrica, has partnered with the Association of African Universities to expand access to its courses to a targeted 10 million students across the continent.

  • London rises, Montreal wins in latest student city index

    Montreal has been voted Best Student City in the latest QS ranking, with Paris relegated to second and London third this year, up two places. For the first time, 18,000 students and recent grads were also polled to influence ranking outcomes.

  • Almost 20% of Australian grads have an overseas experience 

    A survey of 36 Australian universities found the number of students who had taken part in an overseas study experience increased 19.5% in 2015. The proportion of undergraduates finishing their degree with an international experience is now just under 20%.

  • Lower Indian applications dampen New Zealand’s visa approval rates

    Declining visa applications from India have led to a 20% drop in the total number of students applying for a visa to study in New Zealand from offshore in 2016. The first drop in three years.

  • Apollo Education Group acquired for $1.14bn

    Apollo Education Group, which owns the University of Phoenix and BPP Law School, has been taken off the public market in a $1.14bn acquisition by a group of investors, who have pledged to raise estimations of the US’s for-profit education sector.

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Safeguarding international students at work

Safeguarding international students at work

Unfamiliarity with work rights and a necessity for students to support themselves financially means some international students are at risk of being exploited. Anton Crace reports on the problem in Australia and New Zealand - and solutions that are being developed to help safeguard students.

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Singapore’s public and private providers strive to stay on top

Singapore's public and private providers strive to stay on top

There is strong competition posed to the dynamic private education sector in Singapore by the country's prestigious public universities, and new rules on high school admissions also means that more operators are jostling for market share in one of Asia's education hotspots. All this means a repositioning of offer in Singapore, as Tom Spurling reports.

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