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Grok curates news about international education from around the world to help education professionals keep up to date with developments that may inform activities in China, India and Southeast Asia.

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Colombia: Where education has no borders
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Each day, almost 3,000 Venezuelan children cross the border for the Colombian city of Cúcuta – just to get to

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Iceland’s missing male students
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Sixty-four percent of college students are women, the highest percentage of any European nation. At the University of Iceland’s campus in

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Nepal: Chinese fund completes reconstruction of quake-damaged school
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The China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA) completed the reconstruction of a quake-damaged school in Nepal. CFPA handed over the

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Kenya banking on innovative financing to revitalize higher education
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George Magoha, cabinet secretary for education, said the government will reach out to industry, foundations and fund managers to help

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Romania hosts China-CEEC education policy dialogue
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The agenda included the role of university collaboration and exchanges in enhancing learning and teaching; strengthening collaboration in the field

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Nigeria: My successes, failure as Nigeria’s education minister
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The outgoing education minister apologized to Nigerians over his inability to fulfil his promise to reduce the number of out-of-school

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Thailand: Politician says Thailand Education Ministry should scrap mandatory uniform policy to relieve financial burden on parents
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Parents have said budgets are tight and they are worried about the economy, so are buying socks and shoes and

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Singapore: Tech will never replace teachers
Southeast Asia Education News |

Technology has changed various industries in Singapore, including education, but it will never replace teachers, said Education Minister Ong Ye

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Malaysia: An estimated one in 20 potential hires has fake qualifications
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An estimated one in 20 potential hires in Malaysia has fake qualifications while one in 10 has credentials from unaccredited

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Survey shows joblessness rises with education level
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Only 2.1% of illiterate urban men were unemployed in 2017-18, but 9.2% of men with at least secondary education didn’t

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Supply of Indian students to Australia to come down in next few years
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The number of Indian students applying to universities and colleges in Australia could thin down in next few years as

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Language requirements in draft policy result in protests
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A controversial reference to a three-language policy in the draft National Education Policy was removed following protests. The draft originally

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Draft New Education Policy: India must once again become a global educational hub, says Vice President
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The Vice President said that students must not only be employable but also possess life skills, language skills, technological skills

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Australia: Melbourne’s Fitzroy Community School a hit in China
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An alternative school in Melbourne where climbing trees, catching bugs and a trip to the corner shop to buy lollies

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Mega charitable trust launched to focus on China education development
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The trust is financed by donations of stocks worth about $507 million by Chinese philanthropist Charles Chen. BrinkWire

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Tencent’s latest education push
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When Tencent announced it had formed a new education brand, the internet giant wasn’t just flexing its muscles to conquer

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Why China can give every child equal access to education
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Confucius believed everyone should have equal access to education. To achieve this and cater to all educational needs, China has

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Grok Global Launches Global Access Service
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Grok Global Services, a global higher education service company, launches Global Access, a new line of service for institutions seeking

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Nearly 500,000 international students study in China
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A total of 492,185 international students from 196 countries and regions studied in China in 2018, an increase of 3,013

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Malaysia: Bringing the Arts and Sciences together
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Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik said the ministry does not want Malaysian students to be categorised as Science or Arts

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