11 April 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

IRELAND
Ireland to create new technological universities
Ten of Ireland’s 14 institutes of technology are working together to merge and set up four new technological universities focused on science and technology programmes by September 2018.
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COLOMBIA
Colombia hopes peace can attract postgraduates
The ongoing peace process has given new impetus to the country’s efforts to attract international students, with the Colombia Scholarship scheme for postgraduate students doubling its budget and inviting 110 applications.
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INDONESIA
University sector to open to 100 percent foreign ownership
Indonesia’s university sector will open to 100 percent foreign investment, including allowing foreign universities to open local campuses, according to the head of the country’s investment board.
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UK
Alliance needed on student mental health
A student mental health report has prompted a group of stakeholders in the education sector to call for more collaboration to improve mental health of students, including international students.
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CHINA
App designed to help protect Chinese students abroad
A private company has launched an app to provide a range of security, travel and emergency support services to Chinese international students in New Zealand, US, Australia, Cambodia and Israel.
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