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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La Trobe joins SGroup universities network - Global Education Times (GET News)

La Trobe joins SGroup universities network

Australia’s La Trobe University has joined the SGroup network of universities, with its membership coming into effect this month.

By joining the network, La Trobe becomes the first university from Australia to become an SGroup member.

La Trobe University’s statement said it ‘looked forward to collaborating with other SGroup members to advance La Trobe’s international links in academic research, strategic partnerships and exchange programs for students and staff’.

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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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Canada and Europe soar in popularity with foreign students due to better post study work visa access - Global Education Times (GET News)

Canada and Europe soar in popularity with foreign students

Business schools in Canada and Europe see soaring numbers of international students enrolling on their graduate programs due to better student visa access, as US business schools see a decline in popularity among international candidates.

According to the Graduate Management Admission Council’s (GMAC) Application Trends Survey Report 2019, graduate programs at European business schools have seen a 56% rise in international applications.

The rise from 2018 to 2019 of international applications to European schools overall rose by 0.9%.

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France court rules against tuition fees rise for foreign students - Global Education Times (GET News)

France court rules against tuition fees rise for foreign students

The constitutional court of France has ruled against increasing tuition fees for non-EU foreign students, which would have seen fees rise over ten times for some courses.

France’s Conseil Constitutionnel (constitutional court) has ruled that free access to public higher education is a constitutional right in France.

This helps to protect foreign students coming to France for their education against a proposed tuition fees hike.

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EU4E consortium to launch European University for Entrepreneurs - Global Education Times (GET News)

EU4E consortium to launch European University for Entrepreneurs

A group of universities led by ESCP Europe has set up the EU4E consortium, with a view to launching a European University for Entrepreneurs.

Under the leadership of the world’s oldest business school ESCP Europe, the European University for Entrepreneurs (EU4E) Consortium will submit its European University project at the next call for projects of the European Commission on European universities.

The EU4E Consortium is comprised of: ESCP Europe Paris Campus, ESCP Europe Berlin Campus, ISM University of Management and Economics (Lithuania), Kozminski University (Poland), Mondragon University (Spain), Portuguese Catholic university (Portugal), and Oulu University (Finland).

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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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