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The long and winding silk road

The long and winding silk road

Now the largest Anglophone market for African students, China’s rise throughout the continent is equal parts education, politics and investment. Anton Crace finds out how the Belt and Road initiative has driven a substantial rise in African students into China, the world’s new education superpower.

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United Arab Emirates: Higher ed in the heat

United Arab Emirates: Higher ed in the heat

The United Arab Emirates has transformed itself from a small but important trading port to a significant higher education hub. But with growth almost outstripping expectations, questions over cultural ideals are being asked, while Dubai itself is looking east as it continues to develop. Patrick Atack reports.

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How language testing is embracing technology

How language testing is embracing technology

A new breed of digitally-delivered English exams don’t stop at testing verbs, they also want to democratise education and see themselves leading the way. But as the testing industry embraces technology, these changes may go as far as to challenge our idea of test itself. Claudia Civinini reports.

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