India launches Study in Gujarat initiative - Global Education Times (GET News)

India launches Study in Gujarat initiative

The education department of Gujarat state in India has launched a Study in Gujarat initiative to attract more international students to the state in order to increase cultural and regional diversity on campuses in the region.

To showcase Gujarat as the educational hub of India for international students, and to increase on-campus diversity, the Study in Gujarat initiative has been launched by the state formerly led by current Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi.

The government is also hoping to bring down the large number of vacant seats in Gujarat through this campaign.

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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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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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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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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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Indian student numbers in UK up by 63% - Global Education Times (GET News)

Indian student numbers in UK up 63%

There has been a 63% year-on-year increase in Indian student numbers in the UK, according to a statement from the British High Commission in New Delhi.

The latest UK Immigration Statistics published this month (28th November 2019) show that over 30,000 Indian students received a Tier 4 (study) visa for the year ending September 2019. This is an increase from almost 19,000 in the previous year.

The 63% increase that the UK has seen has been described as “remarkable” in a statement from the British High Commission in New Delhi given that it is four times as fast as the global rate.

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EXCLUSIVE: CHE to make Israel a top study abroad destination - Global Education Times (GET News)

EXCLUSIVE: CHE to make Israel a top study abroad destination

In an exclusive interview with Global Education Times, the Israel Council for Higher Education has underlined its commitment to making Israel a top study abroad destination.

Professor Yaffa Zilbershats, Chair of the Planning and Budgeting Committee at the Israel Council for Higher Education (CHE), told GET News about the council’s intention to turn Israel into a destination for international students.

Earlier this month, Global Education Times reported the CHE’s intent is to double foreign student numbers from 12,000 (current) to 24,000 as part of its Study in Israel initiative.

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