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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.

Singapore, Korea climb QS Asia Rankings

Thanks to significant boosts in research funding, universities in Singapore and Korea are gaining ground in the QS University Rankings: Asia over traditional leaders Japan and Hong Kong. The National University of Singapore tops the list for the first time, while Korea's KAIST climbs from sixth to second place.

Japan underlines commitment to CAMPUS Asia

Campus Asia, an academic consortium launched by Japan's Ministry of Education in 2012, has marked one year of supporting students to move between institutions in Japan, Kora and China. Participants say the scheme has been instrumental in helping expand student exchanges and Japan's influence.

India’s Axis bank launches ISIC Forex card

India’s third largest private sector bank, Axis, has launched a pre-paid travel currency card for students in association with The International Student Identity Card (ISIC). It is the first photo travel card available to Indian students in USD, Euro, GBP and AUD currencies that can be used at over 2 million MasterCard ATMs worldwide.