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Indonesian tie-ups for UK universities

Collaborations between HE institutions in the UK and Indonesia were fortified last month at the Science and Innovation Conference in Jakarta, and UK and Indonesian universities will co-bid for seed funding for development projects. In the same week, the UK's GREAT campaign was rolled out in the country by the Duke of York.

BUILA event leverages opportunity for UK HE

A new international strategy from UCAS, significant opportunity in markets such as Indonesia and Iraq and a revelatory update from Universities UK all featured in a information-loaded BUILA annual conference last week. Organisations working hard to boost the sector's international capabilities interacted with delegates in the Scottish capital.

TVET UK signs MOU with Indonesia

TVET UK has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture to help improve standards of vocational education in Indonesia and meet the needs of industry. A number of UK colleges are already benefiting from the deal.

US-Indonesia HE consortium launched

A new consortium of 12 US and Indonesian universities was launched this week at the NAFSA conference in St. Louis to promote educational exchange. The initiative is a continuation of the institutions' partnership through the US-Indonesia Partnership Program for Study Abroad Capacity, which stemmed a decline in Indonesian student traffic to the US after it formed in 2010.

Will Indonesia become a major student market?

Some 2.6 million Indonesians could enter higher education in the next decade—but despite the country's emerging prosperity, the HE sector will not be able to cater for all of them. The number of students studying overseas is likely to grow, but will, as some predict, Indonesia become another major student market? Julian Hall reports...

Australia targets “sleeping giant” Indonesia

Australia has joined a growing list of countries looking to tap the burgeoning Indonesian student market, holding a major exhibition to promote its science education. Australia is Indonesia's number one study destination (with 17,896 enrolments in 2011) but faces competition overseas.

British Council: new Student Insights report

Education agents are more likely to be used by international students in key source countries considering postgraduate (PG) study rather than undergraduate (UG). This is one observation of the latest Student Insight findings, produced by the British Council's Education Intelligence unit, which cover India, Pakistan, Indonesia, Egypt and Turkey.

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