Simon Business School seeks to attract Chinese students - Global Education Times (GET News)

Simon Business School seeks to attract Chinese students

The University of Rochester’s Simon Business School is looking to expand its recruitment of Chinese students to provide them better international experiences via specialised degree programmes.

This marks a further development at the school since they became one of the few top business schools in the United States to offer STEM-Designated part-time MBA options.

As a top five school for economics and finance in the US, the school offers both master’s and MBA programmes to students worldwide.

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Adelaide launches A$5000 scholarship for Sri Lanka students - Global Education Times (GET News)

Adelaide launches A$5000 scholarship for Sri Lanka students

An Ambassadors scholarship programme for students in Sri Lanka has been launched in Adelaide by Government of South Australia’s education promotion agency StudyAdelaide.

The competition offers an opportunity for students to become ambassadors of Adelaide, as well as an education and lifestyle experiential tour of Adelaide.

The winning Sri Lanka students candidates will receive a scholarship support package for Adelaide valued at A$5,000 per student, including airfares, living allowance and free access to key festivals and events, allowing students to fully soak up the educational and lifestyle experience of the city.

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International students boost Gold Coast economy - Global Education Times (GET News)

International students boost Gold Coast economy

The international education and training sector generated A$988 million from foreign students for Australia’s Gold Coast economy in 2018, a growth of 18%, a report from Deloitte Access Economics has stated.

The data revealed that Brazil, China, and India, were the biggest supplier of international students to the Gold Coast, with the sector supporting 4,730 local jobs.

The knock-on effect of international students in the Gold Coast region was that more than 6,200 friends and family of students travelled to the area across the year, generating a further $21 million in tourism revenue.

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ByteDance to launch AI teacher by 2020 - Global Education Times (GET News)

ByteDance to launch AI teacher by 2020

Chinese internet company ByteDance is set to release a 24-hour artificial intelligence (AI) teacher for K-12 students in China by 2020.

In 2018, ByteDance challenged the Tencent-backed VIPKid when they launched Gogokid, an online English teaching platform.

Then, in May 2019, the company officially released an online education portal offering mathematics and language courses for K-12, taught by graduates of Peking and Tsinghua universities, the top two universities in China.

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Philippines pushes for deeper Russia education cooperation - Global Education Times (GET News)

Philippines pushes for deeper Russia education cooperation

Leonor Briones, Education Secretary of the Philippines, co-opened the ASEAN-Russia Forum in Moscow this month, expressing the country’s intent to explore areas for deeper cooperation, especially in education, between the two countries.

At the forum, ongoing education best practices in basic, technical, and higher, education among ASEAN countries and Russia were discussed and areas for deeper cooperation in various endeavours were explored.

Sent by President Rodrigo Duterte, Briones was among the high officials giving opening remarks.

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United States becoming less popular for study abroad - Global Education Times (GET News)

United States becoming less popular for study abroad

The popularity of the United States as a study abroad destination for international students has decreased, according to CarringtonCrisp’s Business of Branding study conducted in association with EFMD.

Of those responding to the study, 50% considered the United States as a study abroad destination, a continued decline from 62% in 2018 and 67% in 2017.

Despite this decrease, it remains the top study destination world along with the UK, which has also decreased from 52% to 50% in the last year.

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International students a powerful component of Canada’s economy - Global Education Times (GET News)

International students a powerful component of Canada’s economy

The presence of international students is proving powerful for Canada’s economy, according to data from the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE), with real estate being a key benefitting sector.

The most recent figures from 2017 showed that Canada had 494,525 international students, a 20% increase from the previous year and 119% increase since 2010.

In 2017, Canada was ranked the No. 1 country for education in the world by U.S. News and World Report, followed by the United Kingdom, Germany, Australia and the United States.

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China and Asian business schools see rise in applications - Global Education Times (GET News)

China and Asian business schools see rise in applications

As the China and Asian economies shows increased strength, and opportunities in the East continuously emerge, the region has become an attractive destination for business schools candidates.

Among Asia-Pacific programmes, almost half reported a growth in domestic applications, with a fifth seeing a stable application volume from domestic candidates. Looking at international applicants, 37% reported a growth and 32% stated their international applications remained stable.

Most (90%) applicants to business schools in the region hailed from within the Asia-Pacific region.

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