EXCLUSIVE: Ambitious Russia foreign IT students recruitment plan welcomed by ITMO University - Global Education Times (GET News)

EXCLUSIVE: Ambitious Russia foreign students recruitment plan welcomed

In an exclusive chat with Global Education Times, one of Russia’s leading technological universities, ITMO University, has welcomed Russian government agency Rossotrudnichestvo’s plans to recruit over 7,000 foreign students to pursue IT studies in the country’s universities.

Speaking to Global Education Times, Irina Kim, Head of the International Cooperation Department at ITMO University, said: “Rossotrudnichestvo’s programme ‘Human Resources for the Digital Economy’ initiates a good trend in promoting Russian IT education abroad to attract schoolchildren of different levels, from elementary to high school students, as well as teachers and administrative staff.

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Russia to welcome over 7000 foreign IT students - Global Education Times (GET News)

Russia to welcome over 7000 foreign IT students

Russia wants to attract more than 7,000 foreign IT students and school leavers to its universities by 2021 as part of a drive to develop digital literacy.

This comes as part of the launch of the Russian initiative ‘Human Resources for the Digital Economy’, announced by Rossotrudnichestvo head Eleonora Mitrofanova at a press conference last Wednesday.

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ISE calls for ‘simplified’ UK visa for international students - Global Education Times (GET News)

ISE calls for ‘simplified’ UK visa for international students

The Institute of Student Employers (ISE) has published a manifesto for the forthcoming UK General Election calling for a ‘simplified’ UK visa process for international students to remain in the country.

Ahead of the UK General Election on Thursday 12 December 2019, the Institute of Student Employers (ISE) has published a manifesto that it claims is ‘representing the calls of hundreds of Britain’s largest employers who collectively bring tens of thousands of young people into high quality employment every year’.

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Applications from international students up 11% in Finland - Global Education Times (GET News)

Applications from international students up 11% in Finland

The number of applications by international students to study in Finland in 2018 rose by 11 percent on the previous year from 5,646 to 6,281.

This increase is expected to rise further if the comparison of the first 6 months of 2019 to the same period in 2018 is representative, where a slight rise from 2,571 to 2,726 applications was observed.

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University of Limerick aims to recruit 4000 students over 5 years - Global Education Times (GET News)

University of Limerick aims to recruit 4000 students over 5 years

Ireland’s University of Limerick expects to recruit 4,000 students as part of its ambitious expansion strategy.

University of Limerick said it hopes to create over 300 additional jobs and increase recruitment by 4,000 students over the next five years.

Speaking at the launch of the “UL@50” strategy, Dr Des Fitzgerald laid out an ambitious Strategic Plan to guide the development of the institution over the coming five years.

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Education opportunities for Cambodian students in India discussed - Global Education Times (GET News)

Education opportunities for Cambodian students in India discussed

The Indian Embassy held an event last week to discuss opportunities for Cambodian students to study in India.

The study in India event for Cambodian students was held at the University of Management and Economics (UME) in Battambang province to raise awareness about education in India and scholarship schemes available to local students.

Following the event, UME president Tun Pheakdey said that the embassy wanted UME students to be more aware of what opportunities are available for Cambodian students in India.

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Ecole hoteliere de Lausanne to open Singapore campus - Global Education Times (GET News)

Ecole hoteliere de Lausanne to open Singapore campus

Switzerland’s Ecole hoteliere de Lausanne (EHL) has announced that it will to open and operate a campus in Singapore by 2021.

EHL has been authorised by Singapore authorities to deliver its Bachelor course in Singapore with the first cohort of students expected to start in autumn 2021.

The EHL group, keen to remain a global leader of hospitality management education and expand international opportunities for its students, has initiated an ambitious plan to open a campus in Singapore.

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Online coding school Codemao secures $57 million funding - Global Education Times (GET News)

Online coding school Codemao secures $57 million funding

Chinese online education platform Codemao has announced this week that 400 million yuan ($57 million) has been secured in a Series C round of financing led by the Russia-China Investment Fund.

Codemao specialises in offering online coding classes to children and young adults.

Also joining this round of funding were Hillhouse Capital; Asia-focused private equity firm SAIF Partners; Everbright New Economy USD Fund, a $483-million investment platform of Hong Kong-based financial services company China Everbright Limited; and Chinese state-owned Guangdong Technology Financial Group.

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