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Education News October 2020

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.

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


Over 70% college goers in China are first-generation university students CGTN

Quality online teaching crucial to Chinese student recruitment The Pie News

China’s online education industry witnessing “golden age” amid pandemic CGTN

Reopening school campuses in China is safe, China’s top epidemiologist says Global Times

How the pandemic made China’s tough college entrance exam even more stressful — and inequitable The Washington Post

China to promote opening-up of education: Minister of Education CGTN

China, Sri Lanka discuss MoU to enhance cooperation on education Daily FT

Southeast Asia

Vietnam Institute for Arts Education launched VNA

Young people in ASEAN have emerged from lockdowns more resilient and digitally switched on World Economic Forum

Uproar over sudden postponement of student registrations University World News

Germany gets behind vocational training push in Thailand Bangkok Post

COVID-19 is widening Indonesia’s education gap East Asia Forum

Digital skills for teachers, students must be prioritized: Education minister VNA

Forum highlights international co-operation in education VOV

Virtual tours the way of the future to recruit students FMT

US $4.4 billion of foreign investment capital pours into Vietnamese education Vietnam Times


Teens in India & Nepal “optimistic” about HE The Pie News

COVID-19 drives up competition for top university places University World News

New Zealand-India to drive innovation in education Financial Express

Covid-19 impact: How coronavirus has affected the education sector in India India Today

Why internationalization of higher education can be a game-changer for India ORF

India Seeks Prestigious Foreign Universities to Open Campuses BNN Bloomberg

Covid-19 heavily impacts on Indians studying abroad Asia News

Eye on China, govt to bar universities from pacts with India’s neighbours Hindustan Times

Other News

World University Rankings Show China Rising, Europe Falling, and USA Still On Top National Review

Automation boosting international students recruitment BW Education

Sweden: “positive signs” as student admittance higher than expected The Pie News

Universities allowed to stay open to staff and students during lockdown University Times

South African ELT schools ramping up operations after early border opening ICEF

Australian universities welcome $1 billion research bailout package The Sydney Morning Herald

International students to be allowed into Canada as long as they have a 14 day quarantine plan The Globe and Mail

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