The aim is to encourage the next generation of Filipino leaders who have shown strong academic and professional abilities to develop their expertise by studying and carrying out research work in France.
The Philippines' Commission on Higher Education has used the recent ASEAN Summit to forge ahead with its ambitions to increase higher education recognition across the region and bolster the country's global education partnerships.
English language teaching is no longer the preserve of solely English speaking countries. As new destinations emerge, they face significant hurdles - quality assurance, limited state support - but are nonetheless leveraging their strengths to bring in students. Beckie Smith discovers how.
A US study abroad company with offices in Tacloban, the Philippines, is coordinating direct on-the-ground relief in the wake of the strongest tropical cyclone ever to make landfall, Typhoon Haiyan. GoAbroad.com founder, Troy Peden, has been helping people leave the area and bring in food and medical supplies.
According to its Bureau of Immigration (BI), the Philippines welcomed 14% more foreign students in 2012 than the previous year, reflecting the country’s rapid rise as an affordable study destination. The bureau’s student desk approved 47,478 applications for student visas and permits, up from 41,443 in 2011.
Philippine education secretary Armin Luistro has called for Filipinos to return home after studying abroad, warning the country is losing its "best and brightest" students but praised the country's new K+12 curriculum in raising standards to meet global needs. He also said he wanted to bring more overseas students to the Philippines, which has seen interest treble in the last four years.