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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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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Lib Dems £10,000 Skills Wallet will be for all UK residents - Global Education Times (GET News)

Lib Dems £10,000 Skills Wallet will be for all UK residents

The Liberal Democrats have confirmed to the Global Education Times that their proposed £10,000 Skills Wallet will be available to all UK residents, including EU and non-EU nationals, and refugees.

As part of their manifesto pledge for General Election 2019, the Liberal Democrats have announced their vision for a “new era of learning throughout life” with the creation of a £10,000 Skills Wallet.

The Liberal Democrats have confirmed to Global Education Times that this £10,000 Skills Wallet will be open to not just British nationals but also all residents of the UK, EEA national, non-EEA nationals with residence in the UK, and refugees resident in the country.

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ISE calls for ‘simplified’ UK visa for international students - Global Education Times (GET News)

ISE calls for ‘simplified’ UK visa for international students

The Institute of Student Employers (ISE) has published a manifesto for the forthcoming UK General Election calling for a ‘simplified’ UK visa process for international students to remain in the country.

Ahead of the UK General Election on Thursday 12 December 2019, the Institute of Student Employers (ISE) has published a manifesto that it claims is ‘representing the calls of hundreds of Britain’s largest employers who collectively bring tens of thousands of young people into high quality employment every year’.

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Atom Learning launches Atom Prime internationally - Global Education Times (GET News)

Atom Learning launches Atom Prime internationally

Edtech platform Atom Learning has announced plans to launch Atom Prime globally by expanding into Asia, Africa and
the Middle East.

Atom Prime, the award-winning online learning platform, is now used by schools in Hong Kong, South Korea, Singapore, Nigeria and Abu Dhabi.

With over 50% growth month-on-month, Atom Learning has more than doubled its staff in the last two months, with a number of significant new positions announced.

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UK, Germany and Australia offer best post-study work visa - Global Education Times (GET News)

UK, Germany and Australia offer best post-study work visa

Australia, UK and Germany are the countries best for post-study work for international students, according to data compiled by The Atlas.

Post-study work up to 2 years will be available to students graduating from UK universities after 2020.

The change to policy has been introduced in order to attract “the best and brightest” from across the world to study and work in the UK.

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20 top UK universities strike £50m renewable energy deal - Global Education Times (GET News)

20 top UK universities strike £50m renewable energy deal

Twenty of the leading UK universities have struck a £50 million deal to buy renewable energy directly from British windfarms, The Guardian has reported.

This 10-year collaborative clean energy deal will see electricity from wind farms across Scotland and Wales supplied to universities including Newcastle University, the University of Exeter and Aberystwyth University.

This deal, which has been dubbed a “power purchase agreement” or PPA, is the first time that UK public sector energy users have joined together to buy cleaner energy.

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