Manchester and Tsinghua launch dual PhD programme - Global Education Times (GET News)

Manchester and Tsinghua launch dual PhD programme

The University of Manchester and Tsinghua University have launched a new dual PhD programme in Synthetic and Systems Biology, with the first cohort of students are to commence studies in September 2020.

The dual PhD programme builds on the existing collaborative agreement between Manchester Institute of Biotechnology and Tsinghua University’s Centre for Synthetic and Systems Biology, signed in 2016.

The United Kingdom-based University of Manchester and the Chinese Tsinghua University have had an ongoing relationship for several years since the establishment of ties in 2007 during the tenures of Professor Alan Gilbert and Professor Gu Binglin.

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Investors falling short on backing gender diversity in boardrooms: INSEAD study - Global Education Times (GET News)

Investors falling short on backing gender diversity in boardrooms: INSEAD study

An INSEAD study has shown that business investors are vocal advocates for gender diversity in boardrooms, but in practice are falling short.

Despite proclamations of support for a move towards a better gender balance, new INSEAD research suggests that investors perceive companies which increase female representation on their board as having a weaker commitment to shareholder value.

The study found specifically that among firms that had made other investments in gender diversity, the appointment of female directors to the board reduced a firm’s market value relative to the value of the company’s physical assets by almost 6 percent.

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China, Singapore and HK dominate QS Asia University Rankings top 10 - Global Education Times (GET News)

China, Singapore and HK dominate QS Asia University Rankings top 10

The top 10 of the QS Asia University Rankings 2020 published last week is dominated by universities in China, Singapore and Hong Kong.

This marks the first year that four of the top 10 are universities located in China.

The QS Asia University Rankings 2020, which are put together by London based QS Quacquarelli Symonds, feature 550 universities, including 68 new entries. The rankings are based on 10 different indicators, including academic and employer reputation.

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Political climate impacting international student perception of US - Global Education Times (GET News)

Political climate impacting international student perception of US

A report by World Education Services has suggested that the political climate in the US might be having an adverse effect on the international student perception of the country.

With the current political climate in the US projecting negativity about immigrants and other internationals – in particular President Trump’s pledge to build a border to Mexico and introduction of a travel ban – many are questioning whether the US is welcoming to people of international origin.

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Australia international student numbers continue to rise - Global Education Times (GET News)

Australia international student numbers continue to rise

Australia has announced an increase of 11% in the number of international student numbers as of September 2019 when compared to the same month last year.

With 720,150 international students currently enrolled across various sectors, Australia’s position has been reconfirmed as the second-most popular destination in the world, after only the US.

This growth is a continuation of the trend of rise in international student numbers in Australia, as reported by ICEF Monitor.

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Nexford University announces scholarships in honour of Equal Pay Day - Global Education Times (GET News)

Nexford University announces scholarships in honour of Equal Pay Day

Nexford University has announced that it will be offering scholarships to women for their MBA and BBA degree courses as part of its support for Equal Pay Day.

The Office of National Statistics reported on 29 October 29 that the gender pay gap currently stands at 17.3%, based on a median average, with this data leading to the derivation of this year’s date.

Equal Pay Day is a symbolic day dedicated to raising awareness of the gender pay gap, which stands to represent the day upon which a woman’s salary is no longer equal to a man’s. This year, Equal Pay Day was marked on 14 November.

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Up to 2 years more PSW in Australia from this week - Global Education Times (GET News)

Up to 2 years more PSW in Australia from this week

Starting this week, some foreign students in Australia will have access to 2 more years of PSW (Post Study Work Rights) with the expansion of the regional cities list for immigration purposes.

The definition of regional Australia for migration has changed with effect from 16 November, 2019.

Foreign students who seek to work in Australia with the Temporary Graduate Visa (subclass 485), which grants them post-study work rights, will have access to up to 2 more years of work rights in Australia depending on where they choose to study.

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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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