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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Atom Learning launches Atom Prime internationally - Global Education Times (GET News)

Atom Learning launches Atom Prime internationally

Edtech platform Atom Learning has announced plans to launch Atom Prime globally by expanding into Asia, Africa and
the Middle East.

Atom Prime, the award-winning online learning platform, is now used by schools in Hong Kong, South Korea, Singapore, Nigeria and Abu Dhabi.

With over 50% growth month-on-month, Atom Learning has more than doubled its staff in the last two months, with a number of significant new positions announced.

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Germany and India sign education agreements - Global Education Times (GET News)

Germany and India sign education agreements

Germany and India have sealed multiple education agreements to further links between the two countries.

India and Germany have together signed over 20 agreements, including several Joint Declarations of Intent (JDI) in the fields of education, artificial intelligence (AI), agriculture, and maritime technology, among others.

This followed talks between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

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Saudi Arabia to welcome foreign universities campuses - Global Education Times (GET News)

Saudi Arabia to welcome foreign universities campuses

Foreign universities are now able to open branch campuses in Saudi Arabia, the Saudi Cabinet have confirmed.

Dr. Hamad Al-Sheikh, Education Minister, has said that the decision to allow foreign university campuses to be set up in Saudi Arabia will “achieve a qualitative leap in empowerment, excellence and quality.”

Dr. Taghreed Al-Saraj, entrepreneurship consultant, told Arab News: “It will raise the standards of local universities. There will be much more competition, which is much needed.

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