India launches Study in Gujarat initiative - Global Education Times (GET News)

India launches Study in Gujarat initiative

The education department of Gujarat state in India has launched a Study in Gujarat initiative to attract more international students to the state in order to increase cultural and regional diversity on campuses in the region.

To showcase Gujarat as the educational hub of India for international students, and to increase on-campus diversity, the Study in Gujarat initiative has been launched by the state formerly led by current Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi.

The government is also hoping to bring down the large number of vacant seats in Gujarat through this campaign.

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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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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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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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Short-term study abroad improves career prospects, finds IEAA study - Global Education Times (GET News)

Short-term study abroad improves career prospects, finds study

Short-term study abroad significantly improves graduates’ long-term career prospects, a study by the International Education Association of Australia (IEAA) has found.

In a recent document published by the IEAA examining the Career Outcomes of Learning Abroad, the study sought to answer two core questions: “What is the perceived impact of learning abroad on skills development, job attainment and career prospects of participants?” and “Are former participants engaged in international work (organisations, tasks, location)?”

The study consists of the results of a survey sent to alumni of Australian universities between March and June 2019.

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