14 February 2018

Around the world in five

Here’s a round-up of five developments and news stories from key international education markets.

Around the world in 17

UK

PM to set out ambitious new approach to UK-China education

UK Prime Minister Theresa May is set to announce a new package of education exchange deals and partnerships with China, including more vocational study exchanges and the launch of a new campaign in China promoting proficiency in English.

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SWEDEN

Scandinavia’s inquiry into internationalisation

The Swedish higher education system has called for measures to improve opportunities for Swedish students to study abroad and to attract international students to Swedish universities, including a better visa regime and using English to teach courses.

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CHINA

Asia University Rankings 2018

China dominates the 2018 Times Higher Education Asia University rankings with its institutions claiming the second, third, fourth and fifth positions.

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SOUTH AFRICA

South African ELT rebounding this year

Education South Africa, the country’s peak English language training body, highlights the factors that are driving English language enrolments in South Africa, and expected further growth in 2018.

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GLOBAL

Can cryptocurrency democratise education?

On-Demand Education Marketplace (ODEM) is a new platform that allows students and teachers to use cryptocurrencies to develop their own customised study programmes without institutions. This is an attractive concept in globalised education, as it means students won’t need to conform to the requirements of educational institutions in other countries.

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