Western Sydney University offers $1500 for Chinese students to return - Global Education Times (GET News)

Western Sydney University offers $1500 for Chinese students to return

Australia’s Western Sydney University has announced that it will offer AUD $1500 to Chinese students in order to subsidise their return to studies at the university.

The Coronavirus travel ban currently restricts travel to Australia from mainland China, and individuals travelling from China must first spend 14 days in another country before they can return to Australia.

Western Sydney University is offering a one-off subsidy to affected Chinese students to help cover this additional travel cost, so that they can return and commence their studies.

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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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China statement critical of US attitude towards international students - Global Education Times (GET News)

China statement critical of US attitude towards international students

In a statement critical of US policies affecting foreign students, China has called on the US to create ‘positive conditions’ to help Chinese and international students in the country feel more welcome.

The statement regarding the United States’ attitude towards international students comes as new data showed that the growth of Chinese student numbers in US continues to drop.

Earlier this year, Global Education Times reported that Chinese students were reportedly on the lookout for alternative study destinations other than the US amid an ongoing trade spat between Washington DC and Beijing.

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Online coding school Codemao secures $57 million funding - Global Education Times (GET News)

Online coding school Codemao secures $57 million funding

Chinese online education platform Codemao has announced this week that 400 million yuan ($57 million) has been secured in a Series C round of financing led by the Russia-China Investment Fund.

Codemao specialises in offering online coding classes to children and young adults.

Also joining this round of funding were Hillhouse Capital; Asia-focused private equity firm SAIF Partners; Everbright New Economy USD Fund, a $483-million investment platform of Hong Kong-based financial services company China Everbright Limited; and Chinese state-owned Guangdong Technology Financial Group.

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Tongji University CDAWM academy to promote China-Germany economics collaboration - Global Education Times (GET News)

Tongji University CDAWM academy to promote China-Germany economics collaboration

Shanghai-based Tongji University has announced the establishment of CDAWM – the Sino-German Academy for Economics and Management – to promote collaboration between the two countries in the field of economics.

The academy is committed to promoting exchanges and collaboration between China and Germany within the fields of economics, finance, and management, as well as providing technological and talent support.

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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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India and China hold first education Joint Working Group meet - Global Education Times (GET News)

India and China hold first education Joint Working Group meet

India and China held their first Joint Working Group meeting on education in Beijing to discuss the various aspects of their respective education systems as well as exploring areas of cooperation.

The Indian delegation was headed by Madan Mohan, Additional Director General (ICC), Ministry of Human Resource Development of India.

Meanwhile, Fang Jun, Deputy Director General, Department of International Cooperation and Exchanges, Ministry of China led the Chinese side.

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