Ecole hoteliere de Lausanne to open Singapore campus - Global Education Times (GET News)

Ecole hoteliere de Lausanne to open Singapore campus

Switzerland’s Ecole hoteliere de Lausanne (EHL) has announced that it will to open and operate a campus in Singapore by 2021.

EHL has been authorised by Singapore authorities to deliver its Bachelor course in Singapore with the first cohort of students expected to start in autumn 2021.

The EHL group, keen to remain a global leader of hospitality management education and expand international opportunities for its students, has initiated an ambitious plan to open a campus in Singapore.

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Online coding school Codemao secures $57 million funding - Global Education Times (GET News)

Online coding school Codemao secures $57 million funding

Chinese online education platform Codemao has announced this week that 400 million yuan ($57 million) has been secured in a Series C round of financing led by the Russia-China Investment Fund.

Codemao specialises in offering online coding classes to children and young adults.

Also joining this round of funding were Hillhouse Capital; Asia-focused private equity firm SAIF Partners; Everbright New Economy USD Fund, a $483-million investment platform of Hong Kong-based financial services company China Everbright Limited; and Chinese state-owned Guangdong Technology Financial Group.

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Germany and India sign education agreements - Global Education Times (GET News)

Germany and India sign education agreements

Germany and India have sealed multiple education agreements to further links between the two countries.

India and Germany have together signed over 20 agreements, including several Joint Declarations of Intent (JDI) in the fields of education, artificial intelligence (AI), agriculture, and maritime technology, among others.

This followed talks between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

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Saudi Arabia to welcome foreign universities campuses - Global Education Times (GET News)

Saudi Arabia to welcome foreign universities campuses

Foreign universities are now able to open branch campuses in Saudi Arabia, the Saudi Cabinet have confirmed.

Dr. Hamad Al-Sheikh, Education Minister, has said that the decision to allow foreign university campuses to be set up in Saudi Arabia will “achieve a qualitative leap in empowerment, excellence and quality.”

Dr. Taghreed Al-Saraj, entrepreneurship consultant, told Arab News: “It will raise the standards of local universities. There will be much more competition, which is much needed.

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Simon Business School seeks to attract Chinese students - Global Education Times (GET News)

Simon Business School seeks to attract Chinese students

The University of Rochester’s Simon Business School is looking to expand its recruitment of Chinese students to provide them better international experiences via specialised degree programmes.

This marks a further development at the school since they became one of the few top business schools in the United States to offer STEM-Designated part-time MBA options.

As a top five school for economics and finance in the US, the school offers both master’s and MBA programmes to students worldwide.

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Adelaide launches A$5000 scholarship for Sri Lanka students - Global Education Times (GET News)

Adelaide launches A$5000 scholarship for Sri Lanka students

An Ambassadors scholarship programme for students in Sri Lanka has been launched in Adelaide by Government of South Australia’s education promotion agency StudyAdelaide.

The competition offers an opportunity for students to become ambassadors of Adelaide, as well as an education and lifestyle experiential tour of Adelaide.

The winning Sri Lanka students candidates will receive a scholarship support package for Adelaide valued at A$5,000 per student, including airfares, living allowance and free access to key festivals and events, allowing students to fully soak up the educational and lifestyle experience of the city.

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Study in Israel initiative launched to double number of foreign students - Global Education Times (GET News)

Study in Israel initiative launched to double number of foreign students

The Council for Higher Education in Israel (CHE) has officially launched Study in Israel to double the number of foreign students enrolled in the country’s colleges and universities, initially targeting students in North America, China and India.

Presently, 12,000 foreign students currently study in Israel.

The Study in Israel initiative touts high Israeli academic standards and distinctive, engaged approach to education with the theme “Engage in Excellence”.

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International students boost Gold Coast economy - Global Education Times (GET News)

International students boost Gold Coast economy

The international education and training sector generated A$988 million from foreign students for Australia’s Gold Coast economy in 2018, a growth of 18%, a report from Deloitte Access Economics has stated.

The data revealed that Brazil, China, and India, were the biggest supplier of international students to the Gold Coast, with the sector supporting 4,730 local jobs.

The knock-on effect of international students in the Gold Coast region was that more than 6,200 friends and family of students travelled to the area across the year, generating a further $21 million in tourism revenue.

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