Edtech platform Insendi acquired by Study Group - Global Education Times (GET News)

Edtech platform Insendi acquired by Study Group

International education provider Study Group has announced that it has acquired edtech platform Insendi.

A Study Group statement said that it believes the acquisition of Insendi will be an opportunity for the business to increasing its market share in blended, online and international education.

Following the acquisition, Insendi will still operate as a separate entity within Study Group, in order to maintain its focus on innovation.

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Peer recommendations key to foreign students recruitment, finds study - Global Education Times (GET News)

Peer recommendations key to foreign students recruitment, finds study

Student ambassadors and peer to peer student conversations play an active role in the decision making of prospective foreign students to study abroad, a recent study has found.

Recently, Intead and Unibuddy joined hands to gauge to what extent peer to peer interactions influence prospective students’ recruitment strategy.

In the Spring of 2019, Intead and Unibuddy collaborated and analysed 370,000+ peer-to-peer conversations (through the Unibuddy system) amongst 26,000+ prospective students from 57 countries.

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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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International students a powerful component of Canada’s economy - Global Education Times (GET News)

International students a powerful component of Canada’s economy

The presence of international students is proving powerful for Canada’s economy, according to data from the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE), with real estate being a key benefitting sector.

The most recent figures from 2017 showed that Canada had 494,525 international students, a 20% increase from the previous year and 119% increase since 2010.

In 2017, Canada was ranked the No. 1 country for education in the world by U.S. News and World Report, followed by the United Kingdom, Germany, Australia and the United States.

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IE Business School launches ‘first Tech MBA in Europe’ - Global Education Times (GET News)

IE Business School launches ‘first Tech MBA in Europe’

Spain’s IE Business School has announced the launch of what it calls the ‘first Tech MBA in Europe’.

The one-year programme at IE University is expected to commence in September 2020.

The IE Tech MBA provides an immersive learning experience in areas of technology, management and transformational leadership for managers who want to develop their career in technology companies or for those who want to work in technological positions in other sectors.

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International students enrolment increasing: OECD - Global Education Times (GET News)

International students enrolment increasing: OECD

The proportion of international students enrolment in higher education has increased in virtually all OECD countries over the last seven years, according to the latest OECD report.

The report also indicates the total number of globally mobile students is continuing to grow.

Luxembourg, a relatively small nation, has only 3000 overseas students in total, but has the highest ratio of international students enrolment at 47%.

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HSBC Sounds of Home to help homesick international students - Global Education Times (GET News)

HSBC Sounds of Home to help homesick international students

HSBC has created a collection of soundscapes, Sounds of Home, to help foreign students who feel homesick when they move to study abroad. Research by HSBC has found that international students miss the sounds of their hometown more than anything else. The research released earlier this month states that 92% of international students miss the […]

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US$300 billion economic impact by international students - Global Education Times (GET News)

US$300 billion economic impact by international students

A new report by Study Portals has claimed that a US$300 billion impact is made by international students on the world economy, with Indian students set to soon overtake their Chinese counterparts as the biggest source nationality.

The Study Portals report examined the international, economic contribution of international students and forecast that while China accounts for the lion’s share of international students presently, India will move into that top spot in the coming years.

At tertiary (university) level, in 2016 higher education as a sector had an estimated economic impact of US$300 billion from international students; 2016 being the year for which the data is most complete.

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