Edtech firm Instructure bought by Thoma Bravo for $2bn - Global Education Times (GET News)

Edtech firm Instructure bought by Thoma Bravo for $2bn

In a $2 billion deal, Thoma Bravo has acquired Utah-based educational software maker Instructure, with the acquisition is expected to come in to effect in the next few months.

In December last year, private equity investment firm Thoma Bravo purchased Instructure in a cash transaction worth approximately $2 billion.

The firm predominately focuses on software and technology service sectors, and aims to assist in edtech innovation and international expansion of Instructure into its future.

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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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How students can stand out to recruiters - Global Education Times (GET News)

How students can stand out to recruiters

With January marking the beginning of the graduate recruitment season, many students begin to think about how they can stand out within an increasingly competitive graduate job market.

A recruiter will take an average of 6 seconds to review a CV, so it is crucial that students grab their attention from the get-go.

Georgios Chiotis, Director of Brand and Marketing at Scape, explains what steps students can take to stand out to recruiters in the early stages of interviews.

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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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