Online learning platform Preply raises $10 million funding to pursue expansion - Global Education Times (GET News)

Online learning platform Preply raises $10 million funding

Online learning platform Preply has announced that it has raised an extra $10 million in funding to finance its expansion, doubling its previous fundraising total.

Preply plans to invest the $10 million funding into: the growth of its network of 10,000 tutors; scaling its marketplace; introducing new tools, assessment and homework functions; and developing their mobile applications.

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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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Cohort Go and North Loop cement partnership - Global Education Times (GET News)

Cohort Go and North Loop cement partnership

Cohort Go and North Loop have signed a partnership, which will give customers access to competitive exchange rates and no fees.

The partnership between Cohort Go and North Loop will provide many banking facilities for international students in the US. These include competitive exchange rates, no fees and the transfer of money through a secure method.

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Monash University to open new foreign campus in Indonesia - Global Education Times (GET News)

Monash University to open new foreign campus in Indonesia

Australia’s Monash University has announced plans to open a new foreign campus in Indonesia.

Monash university announced that it had been granted approval by the Government of Indonesia to establish the country’s first foreign university campus.

The campus, based in Jakarta and fully supported by both the governments of Indonesia and Australia, will provide research-intensive and industry-engaged Master and PhD level degrees.

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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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Understanding the role of education in diplomacy - Global Education Times (GET News)

Understanding the role of education in diplomacy

Soft power in diplomacy is important. And governments recognise that as well. The British Council, Alliance Française, and Confucius Institutes attest to that.

Why would governments invest in education? Because it pays off. Not necessarily in a commercial way, although that can be true in some particular cases. But for any diplomat access to the people who make decisions is important.

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US ranked top ‘dream’ study abroad destination - Global Education Times (GET News)

US ranked top ‘dream’ study abroad destination

The United States is the top ‘dream’ study abroad destination for international students, research by educations.com has revealed.

The US is the top desired study abroad destination for undergraduate as well as postgraduate students, the educations.com study “International Higher Education Report 2019: Student Trends” found.

While the US is the top ‘dream’ destination, the research found that, rounding out the Top 3 choices, the other desirable study abroad destinations were the UK and Canada.

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