Aarhus University has announced that it has chosen D2L Brightspace as its new learning platform. A statement from Aarhus University stated D2L Brightspace platform was chosen for its ‘usability and broad range of features’. Alongside the features Brightspace brings to the table, Aarhus says it made its decision based on the opportunities the platform provides […]Continue Reading
Canada’s Humber College has announced that it will open the Humber International Graduate School in January 2021.
This new location, named the Humber International Graduate School (Humber IGS), will be in Toronto and will provide business-focused programmes specialising in work-integrated learning.
Humber claims the new campus will enable international students to be well-connected with the employment opportunities available in Toronto, as the city is Canada’s financial services hub and one of the region’s most dynamic technology sectors.Continue Reading
Ireland’s foreign student support body, ICOS – the Irish Council for International Students, has called on the country’s government to fine tune its approach towards international students.
ICOS noted that the current strategy for international students focuses more on the educational and financial aspects, and neglects to consider the welfare and rights of international students.
With the current strategy expiring and a new government set to be formed, ICOS has submitted a manifesto to consider the holistic well-being of international students in Ireland in addition to their financial importance.Continue Reading
Education New Zealand (ENZ) has announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi (IIT Delhi) to establish a New Zealand Centre.
The New Zealand Centre is envisioned by ENZ to become a point of collaborative academic activity with IIT Delhi for eight NZ universities in India.
The New Zealand universities participating in the establishment of the New Zealand Centre in IIT Delhi include AUT University, University of Auckland, Massey University, University of Waikato, Victoria University of Wellington, University of Otago, University of Canterbury and Lincoln University.Continue Reading
Australia’s Monash University has announced plans to open a new foreign campus in Indonesia.
Monash university announced that it had been granted approval by the Government of Indonesia to establish the country’s first foreign university campus.
The campus, based in Jakarta and fully supported by both the governments of Indonesia and Australia, will provide research-intensive and industry-engaged Master and PhD level degrees.Continue Reading
Student ambassadors and peer to peer student conversations play an active role in the decision making of prospective foreign students to study abroad, a recent study has found.
Recently, Intead and Unibuddy joined hands to gauge to what extent peer to peer interactions influence prospective students’ recruitment strategy.
In the Spring of 2019, Intead and Unibuddy collaborated and analysed 370,000+ peer-to-peer conversations (through the Unibuddy system) amongst 26,000+ prospective students from 57 countries.Continue Reading
An educations.com study has revealed tuition cost and housing as the top factors impacting global study abroad.
The study entitled “International Higher Education Report 2019: Student Trends” focused on various factors which impact the decisions made by students deciding where to study abroad.
32,000 students representing 192 nationalities were surveyed by educations.com.Continue Reading
Soft power in diplomacy is important. And governments recognise that as well. The British Council, Alliance Française, and Confucius Institutes attest to that.
Why would governments invest in education? Because it pays off. Not necessarily in a commercial way, although that can be true in some particular cases. But for any diplomat access to the people who make decisions is important.Continue Reading