Foreign students granted increased work rights in Russia - Global Education Times (GET News)

Foreign students granted increased work rights in Russia

Russia has approved a new law which will significantly improve the work rights available to foreign students pursuing education in the country.

The new law will allow foreign students more flexibility in obtaining employment and lift restrictions currently in place on working during education.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has given the green signal to a new law which will simplify working rights of foreign students, which, at present, mandates that foreign students can only seek employment without a work permit at their state-accredited university during their free time or during their days off.

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Over half of Cyprus higher education enrolments now foreign students - Global Education Times (GET News)

Over half of Cyprus higher education enrolments now foreign students

27,000 of 51,000 students in Cyprus higher education – more than half – in 2018-19 were foreign students, according to the Cyprus Ministry of Education.

Overall, the number of students attending higher education institutions in Cyprus has risen by 59% since 2013, to 51,000 students in 2019.

Of note, in the last set of data released prior to the current report, out of the 48,000 students attending Cypriot higher education colleges in the academic year 2017-18, half of these originated from EU and third countries (non-EU), a proportion that has since grown.

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Edtech platform Insendi acquired by Study Group - Global Education Times (GET News)

Edtech platform Insendi acquired by Study Group

International education provider Study Group has announced that it has acquired edtech platform Insendi.

A Study Group statement said that it believes the acquisition of Insendi will be an opportunity for the business to increasing its market share in blended, online and international education.

Following the acquisition, Insendi will still operate as a separate entity within Study Group, in order to maintain its focus on innovation.

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Aarhus University to use D2L Brightspace as new learning platform - Global Education Times (GET News)

Aarhus University to use D2L Brightspace as new learning platform

Aarhus University has announced that it has chosen D2L Brightspace as its new learning platform. A statement from Aarhus University stated D2L Brightspace platform was chosen for its ‘usability and broad range of features’. Alongside the features Brightspace brings to the table, Aarhus says it made its decision based on the opportunities the platform provides […]

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ICOS calls for revamp of Ireland’s international students strategy - Global Education Times (GET News)

ICOS calls for revamp of Ireland’s international students strategy

Ireland’s foreign student support body, ICOS – the Irish Council for International Students, has called on the country’s government to fine tune its approach towards international students.

ICOS noted that the current strategy for international students focuses more on the educational and financial aspects, and neglects to consider the welfare and rights of international students.

With the current strategy expiring and a new government set to be formed, ICOS has submitted a manifesto to consider the holistic well-being of international students in Ireland in addition to their financial importance.

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Housing and tuition cost key factors impacting global study abroad - Global Education Times (GET News)

Housing and tuition cost key factors impacting global study abroad

An educations.com study has revealed tuition cost and housing as the top factors impacting global study abroad.

The study entitled “International Higher Education Report 2019: Student Trends” focused on various factors which impact the decisions made by students deciding where to study abroad.

32,000 students representing 192 nationalities were surveyed by educations.com.

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Degree fraud affecting nearly half of UK businesses - Global Education Times (GET News)

Degree fraud affecting nearly half of UK businesses

A survey by Prospects has found that half of UK employers have been victims of degree fraud.

The Prospects study also found that many of these employers do not take sufficient steps to protect their business against further fraud.

The survey revealed that as much as 49% of large businesses and 48% of SMEs in the UK have faced candidates who have lied about a degree qualification (for example, individuals who were found to be inflating a grade or even falsely claiming to possess a degree).

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Université de l'Ontario français lands C$126 million funding - Global Education Times (GET News)

Université de l’Ontario français lands C$126 million funding

Université de l’Ontario français, the first French-language university in Ontario, will receive $126 million in joint provincial and Canada federal government investment over eight years.

In September last year, the federal government of Canada and the provincial government of Ontario committed to establish and continue to support the Université de l’Ontario français (UOF).

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