Note from the Editor
As New Zealand finally reopens its borders fully to travelers and international students, we see universities and colleges worldwide striking up partnerships with other institutions and government agencies to expand the reach of international education, tap more student markets, and even help students realize their study-abroad dreams. Indeed, the international education rebound is real.
The Partnership for Higher Education Reform (PHER), which involves several Vietnamese and US universities, was launched on August 1, 2022. The partnership aims to amend university governance, enhance academic quality, reinforce research and innovation capacity, and boost connections between universities and enterprises.
Degrees, diplomas, and certificates through online learning will now be counted for Express Entry points for international students who were unable to attend universities and colleges in-person due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Students who have been taking their online international studies between March 2020 and August 2022 are qualified for Canadian educational credential points. Express Entry points determine how an immigrant will fare in the Canadian labor market.
The United Kingdom has always been one of the more popular study destinations for students from India. Although the fees in the United Kingdom may be somewhat restrictive, there are scholarship programs that can help international students pursue their studies in the U.K.
The City of Glasgow College (CoGC) and the Scottish Institute of Hospitality (SIHS) have struck a partnership to further their presence in India. The partnership will have a vocational institute at Nashik in the northern Indian state of Maharashtra. It will provide courses for students looking to excel in International Culinary and Hospitality management.
After nearly two years of suspension due to the pandemic, the Office of the Civil Service Commission (OCSC) in Thailand will again be holding its face-to-face annual International Education Expo 2022 on November 12-13, 2022 at Siam Paragon Bangkok. The event aims to reconnect aspiring international students and educational institutions worldwide.
New Zealand has fully lifted its border closures for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic. The reopening will now allow international students and tourists to enter the country without quarantine requirements, although proof of vaccination is still required.
Data from the European Union revealed that there’s a massive increase in the number of Indians winning the Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters scholarships. This year, 161 Indian students, including 88 women candidates, have been awarded the scholarship.
A total of Rs 315 lakh in scholarship from the KC Mahindra Education Trust (KCMET) has been awarded to 60 students as part of the KC Mahindra Scholarship for Postgraduate Studies Abroad. The program is an interest-free loan scholarship given to students with outstanding character, intellect, and academic achievements.
Union Education & Skill Development Minister Dharmendra Pradhan revealed that India is open to “invite capital from everywhere” to provide quality education infrastructure that can educate and skill over 255 million students in the 15-25 age group and improve the Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) for higher education from 27% to 50% by 2030.
Global Indian International School (GIIS) Whitefield has received full authorization to run the Cambridge Assessment International Education at its Bangalore campus, a great achievement for the campus in the field of international education. This initiative was designed to pave the way for students to take up other international curricula in their high school years, followed by undergraduate studies in reputed universities around the world.
About 20,000 Indian students have returned from Ukraine, as per the data provided by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA). The Indian Embassy in Kiev has communicated with all the concerned universities in Ukraine for providing transcripts and other documents in a smooth manner to the students.
Forty-four (44) US colleges and universities received grants through the 2022 IDEAS (Increase and Diversify Education Abroad for US Students) grant competition. This was announced by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, USA Study Abroad branch, and its implementing partner, World Learning. The winning U.S. colleges and universities represent public and private institutions from 32 states and Puerto Rico, including 10 community colleges and 18 minority-serving institutions.
Transport and Telecommunications Institute (TSI) is a modern university of applied science with a centennial history. It is the university successor of the legendary RKIIGA (Riga Red-Banner Civil Aviation Institute) and RAU (Riga Aviation University).
TSI is the only private technical higher education institution in Latvia. All study programs are provided in two languages, Latvian and English. It offers academic study programs in the directions of transport and logistics, aviation, computer sciences and networks, electronics and robotics, management and business.
Gerontology is the study of the changes that take place in the process of aging, how society defines aging, and how individuals understand their own later years.
Graduates from a Bachelor of Arts with a focus in Gerontology move into a variety of careers that involve people—many involving vulnerable groups such as frail older individuals, or those facing illness or other difficult circumstances. Popular careers include social work, government policy, research, medicine, nursing, senior center administration, pastoral care, recreation therapy, private enterprise, occupational therapy, and more.
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