Sweden’s Actus Education Holdings, reputed to be one of the largest education companies in the country, has ventured into Kenyan education market to buy a stake in local schools company Riara Group of Schools.
Beyond the top tier countries that dominate headlines and enrolment figures, many others are developing infrastructure and reputation for servicing international students whose budget or visa issuance officer can’t accommodate a “heritage” destination. Chris Parr assesses some of the emerging study hotspots.
The number of international students in Sweden increased by 5.4% in 2017/18, but the number of Swedes studying abroad decreased for the third year in a row, statistics from the Swedish Higher Education Authority have revealed.
The University of Borås in Sweden has signed a dual doctoral program deal with the University of Mazandaran in northern Iran, which will see candidates will split their studies between the two campuses.
Increased collaboration between government agencies to promote Sweden abroad and simplified visa processes are some of the recommendations contained in the second part of the inquiry into Swedish higher education internationalisation.