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Education News April 2021

Every month, Grok curates news about international education from around the world to help education professionals keep up to date with developments that may inform their activities. April’s newsletter included the following articles covering news from across Asia:


China: Experts optimistic about international education Shine

China emerging as a major destination for African students ICEF

Tencent announces 50 bln yuan of investment in public welfare XinhuaNet

Expert sees gain in UK-China partnership in higher education China Daily

Xi stresses development of modern vocational education system

Shenzhen considers offering 12 years of free education by 2025 SCMP 

Vocational education could be new path for UK-China higher education cooperation: UK university principal XinhuaNet

Chinese students head to Singapore in search of US visas The Pie News  

Southeast Asia

Why Malaysia opens its doors to foreign universities The Times of India

Four schools in Vietnam among world’s most impactful universities VNExpress

New PSLE scoring system: MOE releases cut-off points for Singapore’s secondary schools The Straits Times

Better incentives needed to attract Vietnamese talents to return to homeland: official Vietnam News

Vietnam aims to send 90,000 labourers to work abroad in 2021 The Star

The New Memorandum of Arrangement connects the future global citizens of NZ and Viet Nam

More universities seek quality accreditation from domestic, int’l organisations Vietnam News

HCM City, Singaporean ministry cooperate in education Vietnam Plus

Higher Education Ministry urges Malaysian graduates to enrol in short courses to increase marketability Malay Mail  


India reaches out to US universities to build partnerships University World News

UK higher ed responds to India red list and student exemption The Pie News

Why young India is talking about a liberal arts degree India Today

Why foreign university collaborations could be the game-changer for higher education in India India Today

‘Higher education in India is poised for colossal changes’ The Hindu

India transitioned to online education very well doing Covid-19 despite unequal digital access: Oxford report India Today

Canada: Indian students protest against visa processing delays The Pie News

3 ways to start overseas education during Covid-19 and still make the most of it India Today   

Other News

Australia: Record international student enrolments at UQ for 2021 as universities offer online study discounts The Guardian

Australia’s universities dominate global impact rankings University World News

Canada to offer permanent residence to 40,000 international grads The Pie News

Ivy League acceptance rates hit “shocking” lows amid pandemic upheaval CBS News Foreign students remain remarkably keen on Britain’s universities Economist 

NZ: “very different, very positive” industry will rebound by 2030 The Pie News

Tuition discounting on the rise as educators work to rebuild international enrolments ICEF Calls to develop internationalisation strategy in US The Pie News

Ireland: Rapid COVID tests to be rolled out in colleges, universities Irish News

France: Further foreign enrolment growth in 2019/20 before COVID’s impact ICEF


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