EXCLUSIVE: Ambitious Russia foreign IT students recruitment plan welcomed by ITMO University - Global Education Times (GET News)

EXCLUSIVE: Ambitious Russia foreign students recruitment plan welcomed

In an exclusive chat with Global Education Times, one of Russia’s leading technological universities, ITMO University, has welcomed Russian government agency Rossotrudnichestvo’s plans to recruit over 7,000 foreign students to pursue IT studies in the country’s universities.

Speaking to Global Education Times, Irina Kim, Head of the International Cooperation Department at ITMO University, said: “Rossotrudnichestvo’s programme ‘Human Resources for the Digital Economy’ initiates a good trend in promoting Russian IT education abroad to attract schoolchildren of different levels, from elementary to high school students, as well as teachers and administrative staff.

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Russia to welcome over 7000 foreign IT students - Global Education Times (GET News)

Russia to welcome over 7000 foreign IT students

Russia wants to attract more than 7,000 foreign IT students and school leavers to its universities by 2021 as part of a drive to develop digital literacy.

This comes as part of the launch of the Russian initiative ‘Human Resources for the Digital Economy’, announced by Rossotrudnichestvo head Eleonora Mitrofanova at a press conference last Wednesday.

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Applications from international students up 11% in Finland - Global Education Times (GET News)

Applications from international students up 11% in Finland

The number of applications by international students to study in Finland in 2018 rose by 11 percent on the previous year from 5,646 to 6,281.

This increase is expected to rise further if the comparison of the first 6 months of 2019 to the same period in 2018 is representative, where a slight rise from 2,571 to 2,726 applications was observed.

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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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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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