Canada Coronavirus special measures for study permit applicants - Global Education Times (GET News)

Canada Coronavirus special measures for study permit applicants

Canada has announced a series of special measures to help study permit applicants from China, Iran and South Korea, whose application processes have been hindered by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Several citizens and residents of the aforementioned countries badly affected by the Coronavirus have been unable to lodge their Canada study permit visa applications due to widespread shutdowns of public services in the regions.

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EXCLUSIVE: Israel CHE calls for better post study work rights for foreign students - Global Education Times (GET News)

EXCLUSIVE: Israel CHE calls for better post study work rights for foreign students

In a positive statement for international students, Michal Neumann, the newly-appointed acting director general of the Council for Higher Education (CHE), has called for Israel to establish better post study work rights to attract more foreign students to the country.

In a conversation with Global Education Times, Neumann sounded upbeat about the country’s attractiveness amongst international students, and reaffirmed that positive moves such as better post study work rights, diversity on campus, and English-language courses, could elevate Israel’s standing as a study abroad destination.

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New Zealand Centre to be established in IIT Delhi - Global Education Times (GET News)

New Zealand Centre to be established in IIT Delhi

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.

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UK launches Global Talent visa scheme to attract scientists - Global Education Times (GET News)

UK launches Global Talent visa scheme to attract scientists

Top scientists and researchers will be given fast tracked entry to the UK as part of its newly-launched Global Talent visa scheme.

Under the new visa regime, there will be no cap on who can benefit and how many visas will be granted.

This announcement follows up on the statement made in August last year when the then newly-elected PM Boris Johnson said that a shake-up of immigration rules to attract more scientists to the UK would be made.

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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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