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 UAE announces five-year student visas and residency opportunities

UAE announces five-year student visas and residency opportunities

International students studying in the United Arab Emirates will now be eligible for a five-year student visa, replacing the one-year visa term in place until now. In addition,...

 India set on becoming a major regional study destination

India set on becoming a major regional study destination

India has set a goal to quadruple its foreign student numbers, and to host 200,000 visiting students, by 2023...

 Dubai strengthens its position as a regional education hub

Dubai strengthens its position as a regional education hub

Education capacity and enrolment are expanding rapidly across the United Arab Emirates. In Dubai alone, enrolment...

 Singapore adopting a more cautious outlook on education hub ambitions

Singapore adopting a more cautious outlook on education hub ambitions

In 2002, Singapore’s Economic Development Board (EDB) launched the Global Schoolhouse initiative. The EDB is concerned with attracting investment to Singapore, and it saw education as an important...

 Panama’s rising economy funding new investments in education and English training

Panama’s rising economy funding new investments in education and English training

Situated on the Central American isthmus, Panama boasts the two busiest ports in the world, a canal that sees 4% of all global trade pass through its waters,...

Education and the exercise of soft power in China

Soft power, the thinking goes, is a strategy of promoting the national interest by means of persuasion and attraction, as opposed to “hard power,” meaning the more overt...

Goal oriented: International enrolment targets around the world

2015 was a banner year for many study destinations. But, as much growth as we have seen in international student mobility over the past decade, many countries have...

China tops latest university rankings for emerging economies

The growing influence and reputation of China’s education system is on full display in the Times Higher Education (THE) BRICS & Emerging Economies Rankings 2016. This year’s rankings...

New OECD report summarises global mobility trends

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) released its annual report on global education trends last week. Education at a Glance 2015 draws on a wealth of...

Internationalisation continues to shape the Malaysian education brand

Editor’s note: We are updating our video channels and the videos linked below are temporarily unavailable. Earlier this year, Malaysia released its national strategy for higher education, The...

Canada books another strong year of international enrolment growth

The Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) released its annual report on the state of international education in Canada this week. As in previous years, the 2015 edition...

A more cautious outlook for international branch campuses

The past decade has seen a rapid expansion of transnational education (TNE), including twinning arrangements, joint programmes, and, in some of the more visible and prominent TNE projects,...

Four trends that are shaping the future of global student mobility

Every now and then, we find it helpful to step back from the steady tide of market reports and information and think about some of the larger trends...

Is Asia ready to be the next higher education superpower?

A high-level trends report from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) predicts that, by 2050, the world will see a dramatic shift in global economic power away from advanced economies and toward...

Malaysia releases landmark education blueprint

Malaysia’s commitment to being a world-class knowledge economy – and a regional education hub – received a boost this month with the launch of a new higher education...