Sri Lanka plans special economic zone for international education - Global Education Times (GET News)

Sri Lanka plans special economic zone for international education

The government of Sri Lanka announced that it has ambitious plans to set up a special economic zone for international education to attract foreign students to the country.

Sri Lanka hopes to attract foreign and non-resident students to the country by setting up a Board of Investment (BOI) approved “free trade zone” of education international universities.

The government is aiming to position Sri Lanka as an international education hub with campuses of world-renowned universities in the trade zone.

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Dubai students should have work experience before graduation: officials - Global Education Times (GET News)

Dubai students should have work experience before graduation: officials

Officials in Dubai have stated that school students should be allowed access to universities and workplaces for advanced learning and work experience for Dubai students before graduating from high school.

These comments came during the launch of ‘Centres of Excellence’, a programme of GEMS Education, which will see GEMS school students earn qualifications and credentials from partner universities and employers.

Founded in 1959, today GEMS owns and operates 56 schools in the UAE and the Gulf region, and educates over 130,000 students.

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Record number of foreign students in Japan with work visas - Global Education Times (GET News)

Record number of foreign students in Japan with work visas

The number of in-work foreign students in Japan, who changed their status to work permits from student visa, has hit a record high in 2018.

This rise in foreign students in Japan in work comes amid a chronic manpower shortage, according to the Immigration Services Agency.

Last year, a total of 25,942 students switched their residence status in order to land a job in Japan. This is a vast increase from just 3,523 the previous year.

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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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Indian universities wait for government to permit China activities - Global Education Times (GET News)

Indian universities wait for government to permit China activities

The University Grants Commission (UGC) of India has asked all Indian universities that have entered into any student or faculty exchange pact with a counterpart in China to not undertake any activities until the Ministry of Home Affairs gives the go ahead.

UGC secretary Rajnish Jain stated in a letter issued to the vice chancellors of all universities that those varsities which have already entered into a pact with a Chinese university must attain clearance from the Ministry of Home Affairs for operating any agreement and until this clearance is obtained, no activities should be performed.

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Malaysia e-learning to reach US$2b by 2023: report - Global Education Times (GET News)

Malaysia e-learning to reach US$2b by 2023: report

Online education is set to boom in Malaysia with e-learning revenue expected to hit US$ 2 billion by 2023, claims a Ken Research report on Malaysia education.

Ken Research found that, following the change in Malaysian government at the end of 2018 to the PAKAPAN HARAPAN after 60 years under the UMNO, the focus within education has gained a greater focus on ICT and digitisation.

The new government has expressed its vision to improve ICT in Malaysia and focus on improving and digitising education.

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La Trobe ‘Smart Cities’ research network launched in India - Global Education Times (GET News)

La Trobe ‘Smart Cities’ research network launched in India

Three institutions spearheaded by Australia’s La Trobe University have joined hands to form the ‘Asian Smart Cities Research and Innovation Network’ in India, with a fund of £7.5 million (Indian Rupees 65 crores) available to researchers.

From the three institutitons – The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) Pilani and La Trobe University – 50 students will be selected to pursue research on a problem related to the Smart City initiative from the government of India.

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Sri Lanka and Maldives deal to relax mutual visa rules - Global Education Times (GET News)

Sri Lanka and Maldives deal to relax mutual visa rules

The governments of Sri Lanka and the Maldives are set to relax reciprocal visa rules as they sign four agreements alongside Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s official visit to the archipelago this week.

Alongside relaxation of visa rules, the deals to be signed will cover a cover a variety of core areas including higher education, skills development and training for citizens of the two countries.

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