INSEAD announces new San Francisco campus - Global Education Times (GET News)

INSEAD announces new San Francisco campus

French business school INSEAD has announced the establishment of a new campus in San Francisco, signalling its intention to expand into North America.

The INSEAD facility in San Francisco is expected to provide a platform for innovative and dynamic global management education in North America.

Currently, INSEAD has campuses located in in Europe (Fontainebleau, France), Asia (Singapore) and the Middle East (Abu Dhabi).

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Political climate impacting international student perception of US - Global Education Times (GET News)

Political climate impacting international student perception of US

A report by World Education Services has suggested that the political climate in the US might be having an adverse effect on the international student perception of the country.

With the current political climate in the US projecting negativity about immigrants and other internationals – in particular President Trump’s pledge to build a border to Mexico and introduction of a travel ban – many are questioning whether the US is welcoming to people of international origin.

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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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United States becoming less popular for study abroad - Global Education Times (GET News)

United States becoming less popular for study abroad

The popularity of the United States as a study abroad destination for international students has decreased, according to CarringtonCrisp’s Business of Branding study conducted in association with EFMD.

Of those responding to the study, 50% considered the United States as a study abroad destination, a continued decline from 62% in 2018 and 67% in 2017.

Despite this decrease, it remains the top study destination world along with the UK, which has also decreased from 52% to 50% in the last year.

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Startse launches new centre in Silicon Valley - Global Education Times (GET News)

Startse launches new centre in Silicon Valley

Startse, a Brazilian education platform, has launched a new centre in Silicon Valley as part of a push for global expansion that will happen over the coming months.

With a focus on training programmes geared at the new economy and corporate innovation projects, Startse has been present in Silicon Valley of the last couple of years with a team of ten operating from a coworking space.

The firm’s new Palo Alto office in Silicon Valley, Startse University, launched on 14 October. The facility is to host corporate missions and workshops for up to 40 people and features an artificial intelligence lab.

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US students struggle to choose major: Ellucian study - Global Education Times (GET News)

US students struggle to choose major: Ellucian study

A recent survey has found that US college students struggle to choose their major, increasing the time and cost associated with obtaining a degree.

This was a problem particularly prevalent with American Generation Z students, the youngest in the cohort, who struggle to choose a major.

These findings were made by a recent survey entitled ‘Course Correction: Helping Students Find and Follow a Path to Success’, published this month, by Ellucian.

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Foreign students contribute $447m to Hawaii economy - Global Education Times (GET News)

Foreign students add $447m to Hawaii economy

Foreign students have become essential to Hawaii, having brought in $447 million to its economy, according to a report from the state Department of Business Economic development and Tourism released last week.

Dubbed the ‘Economic Impact of International Students in Hawaii – 2019 Update”, the report outlined ways in which international students both directly and indirectly poured money into Hawaii’s economic pot last year.

The $446.7 million of revenue generated by international students is broken down thus: $216.9 million came from direct spending, $197.3 million from generated household income and $34.3 million came in the form of state taxes.

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Howard University and Amazon Studios launch Howard Entertainment - Global Education Times (GET News)

Howard University and Amazon Studios launch Howard Entertainment

Howard University and Amazon Studios have together launched Howard Entertainment, a programme designed to improve diversity in the entertainment industry.

The joint venture seeks to improve diversity and inclusion in the media by creating a pipeline for African-American students and other marginalised groups to train and study alongside entertainment executives.

The programme is due to start in January 2020, lasting two semesters in Los Angeles.

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