La Trobe joins SGroup universities network - Global Education Times (GET News)

La Trobe joins SGroup universities network

Australia’s La Trobe University has joined the SGroup network of universities, with its membership coming into effect this month.

By joining the network, La Trobe becomes the first university from Australia to become an SGroup member.

La Trobe University’s statement said it ‘looked forward to collaborating with other SGroup members to advance La Trobe’s international links in academic research, strategic partnerships and exchange programs for students and staff’.

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International students in Australia’s Northern Territory up 62% since 2016 - Global Education Times (GET News)

International students in Australia’s Northern Territory up 62% since 2016

The number of international students in the Northern Territory has increased by 62% in 3 years, the Australian territory’s Chief Minister Michael Gunner has stated.

Chief Minister Gunner noted that international students and the education sector remain a key area of focus for the territory’s government, and recognised the role it plays in contributing to the economy and creating jobs in the region.

At the end of 2019, there are 3300 international students in the Northern Territory. This constituted an increase of 1270 students since 2016’s figure of 2030, a growth of 62 per cent.

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Israeli universities laud CHE Study in Israel plans - Global Education Times (GET News)

Israeli universities laud CHE Study in Israel plans

Israeli universities have lauded the plans set out by the country’s Council for Higher Education (CHE) in a bid to promote Study in Israel for international students.

Universities in Israel have welcomed an exclusive report published in Global Education Times last month in which the Israel Council for Higher Education (CHE) discussed its plans to make the country a top study abroad destination.

Professor Raanan Rein, Vice President of Tel Aviv University has, in an exclusive interview with the Global Education Times news team, applauded the positive intended impact of this announcement.

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Report calls for reform of India’s higher education system - Global Education Times (GET News)

Report calls for reform of India’s higher education system

India’s higher education system continues to grow rapidly but is in need of significant reform, a Brookings India report has said.

There are now 35.7 million students enrolled in programmes at India’s universities and colleges.

India’s higher education system is one of the largest in the world and the country has close to 52,000 institutions and a rapidly growing enrolment with four times as many enrolments this year compared to 2001, according to a November 2019 Brookings India report entitled Reviving Higher Education in India.

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Baltics and Benelux to mutually recognise HE qualifications - Global Education Times (GET News)

Baltics and Benelux to mutually recognise HE qualifications

A declaration of intent has been signed by the Baltics and Benelux countries to mutually recognise HE qualifications.

At the end of last year, the agreement to further automatic mutual recognition of higher education degrees between the Baltic and Benelux countries was signed in Brussels, Belgium.

Going forward, this means that it will be easier for individuals with degrees from higher education institutions in Belgium, the Netherlands or Luxembourg to start a career or further studies in Estonia, Latvia or Lithuania and vice versa.

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International students contribute €10m to Estonia economy - Global Education Times (GET News)

International students contribute €10m to Estonia economy

International students in Estonia have contributed over €10 million euros to the country’s economy, a Statistics Estonia study has revealed.

Estonia has over 5,000 international students, with a tenth of all students registered hailing from another country.

Statistics Estonia prepared an analysis for Archimedes Foundation on the participation of international students in the Estonian labour market and its impact on the economy.

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Short-term study abroad improves career prospects, finds IEAA study - Global Education Times (GET News)

Short-term study abroad improves career prospects, finds study

Short-term study abroad significantly improves graduates’ long-term career prospects, a study by the International Education Association of Australia (IEAA) has found.

In a recent document published by the IEAA examining the Career Outcomes of Learning Abroad, the study sought to answer two core questions: “What is the perceived impact of learning abroad on skills development, job attainment and career prospects of participants?” and “Are former participants engaged in international work (organisations, tasks, location)?”

The study consists of the results of a survey sent to alumni of Australian universities between March and June 2019.

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UKIBC study reveals top barriers to deeper UK-India HE collaboration - Global Education Times (GET News)

UKIBC study reveals top barriers to deeper UK-India HE collaboration

The United Kingdom’s immigration policy and India’s higher education policy have been found to be the top barriers toward establishing deeper UK-India HE collaboration, a UKIBC study has found.

A report published by the UK-India Business Council (UKIBC) titled Higher Education Collaboration: Futureproofing the UK India Partnership has looked at the benefits that UK Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) gain from India and the barriers that are currently in the way of deeper collaboration.

The report draws from an initial survey of 67 higher education institutions across the UK.

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