New Estonia bill seeks to curtail foreign students rights - Global Education Times (GET News)

New Estonia bill seeks to curtail foreign students rights

The Interior Ministry of Estonia is looking to curtail employment and temporary resident permit rights for foreign students coming from third countries.

The Estonian government has suggested ‘labour migration’ concerns have pushed the state to make amendments in the Aliens Act for foreign students, resulting in harsh steps against non-EU students.

The proposed restrictions include capping the weekly working rights at 16 hours, eliminating state subsidies, and limiting foreign students from bringing their families to Estonia.

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Irish institutes of technology granted self-awarding powers - Global Education Times (GET News)

Irish institutes of technology granted self-awarding powers

Irish institutes of technology granted self-awarding powers
The Republic of Ireland’s Minister of State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, has announced the introduction of self-awarding powers for all Irish institutes of technology.

The announcement last week by Minister Mitchell O’Connor will allow self-awarding powers to Irish institutes of technology for all qualifications, except for doctoral awards.

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INSEAD announces new San Francisco campus - Global Education Times (GET News)

INSEAD announces new San Francisco campus

French business school INSEAD has announced the establishment of a new campus in San Francisco, signalling its intention to expand into North America.

The INSEAD facility in San Francisco is expected to provide a platform for innovative and dynamic global management education in North America.

Currently, INSEAD has campuses located in in Europe (Fontainebleau, France), Asia (Singapore) and the Middle East (Abu Dhabi).

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Baltics and Benelux to mutually recognise HE qualifications - Global Education Times (GET News)

Baltics and Benelux to mutually recognise HE qualifications

A declaration of intent has been signed by the Baltics and Benelux countries to mutually recognise HE qualifications.

At the end of last year, the agreement to further automatic mutual recognition of higher education degrees between the Baltic and Benelux countries was signed in Brussels, Belgium.

Going forward, this means that it will be easier for individuals with degrees from higher education institutions in Belgium, the Netherlands or Luxembourg to start a career or further studies in Estonia, Latvia or Lithuania and vice versa.

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International students contribute €10m to Estonia economy - Global Education Times (GET News)

International students contribute €10m to Estonia economy

International students in Estonia have contributed over €10 million euros to the country’s economy, a Statistics Estonia study has revealed.

Estonia has over 5,000 international students, with a tenth of all students registered hailing from another country.

Statistics Estonia prepared an analysis for Archimedes Foundation on the participation of international students in the Estonian labour market and its impact on the economy.

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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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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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