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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Understanding the role of education in diplomacy - Global Education Times (GET News)

Understanding the role of education in diplomacy

Soft power in diplomacy is important. And governments recognise that as well. The British Council, Alliance Française, and Confucius Institutes attest to that.

Why would governments invest in education? Because it pays off. Not necessarily in a commercial way, although that can be true in some particular cases. But for any diplomat access to the people who make decisions is important.

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Degree fraud affecting nearly half of UK businesses - Global Education Times (GET News)

Degree fraud affecting nearly half of UK businesses

A survey by Prospects has found that half of UK employers have been victims of degree fraud.

The Prospects study also found that many of these employers do not take sufficient steps to protect their business against further fraud.

The survey revealed that as much as 49% of large businesses and 48% of SMEs in the UK have faced candidates who have lied about a degree qualification (for example, individuals who were found to be inflating a grade or even falsely claiming to possess a degree).

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UK launches Global Talent visa scheme to attract scientists - Global Education Times (GET News)

UK launches Global Talent visa scheme to attract scientists

Top scientists and researchers will be given fast tracked entry to the UK as part of its newly-launched Global Talent visa scheme.

Under the new visa regime, there will be no cap on who can benefit and how many visas will be granted.

This announcement follows up on the statement made in August last year when the then newly-elected PM Boris Johnson said that a shake-up of immigration rules to attract more scientists to the UK would be made.

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Manchester and Tsinghua launch dual PhD programme - Global Education Times (GET News)

Manchester and Tsinghua launch dual PhD programme

The University of Manchester and Tsinghua University have launched a new dual PhD programme in Synthetic and Systems Biology, with the first cohort of students are to commence studies in September 2020.

The dual PhD programme builds on the existing collaborative agreement between Manchester Institute of Biotechnology and Tsinghua University’s Centre for Synthetic and Systems Biology, signed in 2016.

The United Kingdom-based University of Manchester and the Chinese Tsinghua University have had an ongoing relationship for several years since the establishment of ties in 2007 during the tenures of Professor Alan Gilbert and Professor Gu Binglin.

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UKIBC study reveals top barriers to deeper UK-India HE collaboration - Global Education Times (GET News)

UKIBC study reveals top barriers to deeper UK-India HE collaboration

The United Kingdom’s immigration policy and India’s higher education policy have been found to be the top barriers toward establishing deeper UK-India HE collaboration, a UKIBC study has found.

A report published by the UK-India Business Council (UKIBC) titled Higher Education Collaboration: Futureproofing the UK India Partnership has looked at the benefits that UK Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) gain from India and the barriers that are currently in the way of deeper collaboration.

The report draws from an initial survey of 67 higher education institutions across the UK.

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ISE calls for ‘simplified’ UK visa for international students - Global Education Times (GET News)

ISE calls for ‘simplified’ UK visa for international students

The Institute of Student Employers (ISE) has published a manifesto for the forthcoming UK General Election calling for a ‘simplified’ UK visa process for international students to remain in the country.

Ahead of the UK General Election on Thursday 12 December 2019, the Institute of Student Employers (ISE) has published a manifesto that it claims is ‘representing the calls of hundreds of Britain’s largest employers who collectively bring tens of thousands of young people into high quality employment every year’.

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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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