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Education News February 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.

February’s newsletter included the following articles covering news from across Asia:  



Surge in Hong Kong and mainland Chinese students applying to British universities South China Morning Post

Online-offline integration is ‘new normal’ for the education China Daily

ByteDance was China’s biggest tech deal maker in 2020 as education, health care boost overall value of tech investments South China Morning Post
China to significantly improve online education system by 2025 XinhuaNet
Covid-19 disrupts China’s rise as a destination for foreign students The Economist 
There are fewer visas, but Chinese students still want a U.S. education Marketplace

Southeast Asia

[Malaysia’s] PM launches education TV channel DidikTV The Star
Vietnam rises two places in Bloomberg innovative economy index vnExpress
Bruneians prefer UK for higher education, says study; only two active Covid-19 active cases remain in country The Star
Students in Malaysia to return to schools from Mar 1 onwards: Education minister CNA
What to expect from the US’ Foreign Policy in Southeast Asia?Khmer Times
Overcoming adversity in higher education during the pandemic The Malaysian Reserve
[Thailand] UK still popular among uni students Bangkok Post


India plans virtual universities to drive up higher education enrolment ratesThe Straits Times
Government proposes nine higher education hub cities University World News
Indian medical students suffering the most as China denies entry Times of India
93% of students say online learning compromises quality of education: Survey Times of India
How India’s revised education system will increase youth employability The Hindu
Indian students’ top priority in new UK International Education StrategyThe Statesman
India, World Bank sign $500m pact to improve school education Times of India

Other News

US institution partnerships with agents “growing”, survey suggests The Pie News
International student strategies must change, says ACE University World News
Biden’s Plan to Help International Students Stay After Graduation Could Help Recruit Them in the First Place The Chronicle of Higher Education
Australia: int’l students included in vaccination program The Pie News
A closer look at the factors shaping Australia’s international enrolment this yearICEF Monitor
Australian MBA Programs Surge With Record International Enrolmentsmbanews
Foreign students are our fourth largest export, even with the pandemic The Sydney Morning Herald
UK: Government unveils post-pandemic IHE recovery strategy University World News
UCAS reveals 17% rise in non-EU applications The Pie News
Universities discount fees for international students stuck outside Australia The Guardian
Dutch universities ‘have strongest global reputations’ Times Higher Education
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