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Internationalisation helps to “improve” UAE society

The PIE News

International branch campuses are assisting in the UAE’s vision to “improve society” and the country’s internationalisation agenda is helping to bring innovation and knowledge, a representative of the ministry of education emphasised at the QS Reimagine Education conference.

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Cambridge renews Estonia assessment deal

The PIE News

A new agreement between Cambridge University Press & Assessment and Estonia’s ministry of education and research has been announced, aiming to bolster English language assessment offerings in the country.

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Warning issued to Taiwan’s ministries over int’l student exploitation

The PIE News

Taiwan’s government watchdog has accused three ministries of failing to protect overseas students from exploitation as the island sets out plans to attract 10,000 more international students over the next four years. Instead, students were forced to work to pay off debts to the institution for tuition and accommodation.

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Chile launches higher ed mental health plan

The PIE News

Multiple government entities, including the ministry of education, the ministry of public health, and the University of Chile were involved in the launch. The university’s vice-rector of student affairs said that institutional-governmental collaboration was “fundamental” to the plan’s success.

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Japan certification project to be finalised in 2024

The PIE News

The project is due to finish at the end of the 2024 fiscal year, and a source in the Ministry of Education has told The PIE News that discussions are entering final stages to create a new, comprehensive certification system for globalisation.

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Germany’s work opportunities & price point attracting international students

The PIE News

“Germany is in third place in the global ranking of the most popular countries to study,” Federal Education Minister Bettina Stark-Watzinger said earlier this month.

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Russia claims int’l numbers still growing

The PIE News

The country’s ministry of education said two years ago that it would be raising the international student quota for universities to 30,000 per year – it is not clear whether this target has been reached. Whether this number will exceed its 2021 quota amidst the war, however, is a different, more difficult question.