26 April 2018
Around the world in five
Here’s a round-up of five developments and news stories from key international education markets.
Norway sends 250-strong research delegation to China
Norway’s Minister of Research and Higher Education, Iselin Nybø, led an unprecedented, 250-strong delegation of university and science institution leaders and scientists on a visit to Beijing and Shanghai to deepen Norwegian-Chinese research cooperation.
Study tracks the increasing popularity of alternative credentials
Institutions are placing more emphasis on alternative qualifications, such as certificate programmes within full degree offerings, that help students to keep pace with a fast-changing job market.
Further increase in international students
The number of international students has reached 489,200 in China, an increase of 10.5 per cent or 46,000 students over the previous year.
‘Study in India’ initiative offers fee waivers to attract international students
The Indian government has launched a ‘Study in India’ initiative, including fee waivers, to attract students from countries across Asia, Middle East and Africa to higher education institutions in the country.
Russia invites students in ‘unfriendly’ nations back home
The Russian government has launched a plan to attract Russian students in nations seen as “unfriendly” to the Russian Federation back home.