Sannam S4 Education Division  presents this monthly newsletter - EduChat with a brief overview of key & latest updates from Brazil, China, India, Malaysia and UAE which can impact your institution plans and operations.
EduChat                                    April 2017
In This Issue

Dear Reader,
We are back with the April edition of the EduChat. The articles this month are significant as they highlight the increasing importance of internationalisation in most of the markets.  We have analysed the global trends in higher education and tried to present a snapshot for you.
Our research team has identified a private university as a potential partner in India. Do look at the 'Research and Partnerships' section for the details.  Do look at our new section 'Super Stat of the Month'.
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Research and Partnerships Spotlight

private university from the West of India is interested in collaborating with universities from across the world for
  • Student exchange
  • Semester abroad
  • Faculty exchange opportunities
  • International conferences
The aforementioned university is popularly known for its engineering and liberal art courses.

To find out more about this opportunity, please write to
Super Stat

A record-breaking  8m students will graduate from Chinese universities in 2017. This figure is nearly ten times higher than it was in 1997 and is more than double the number of students who will graduate this year in the US.
Just two decades ago, higher education in China was a rare privilege enjoyed by a small, urban elite. But everything changed in 1999, when the government launched a program to massively expand university attendance. In that year alone university admissions increased by  nearly 50% and this average annual growth rate persisted for the next 15 years, creating the largest influx of university educated workers into the labour market in history.

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Tête-à-tête - 6: Ashish Jaiswar
"Meeting new people, traveling, going to new places are the best things about my job. In my 4 years with Sannam S4 and Portsmouth, I have traveled the length and breadth of India. This has helped me grow both professionally and personally. " ...  says Mr. Ashish Jaiswar, Business Development Consultant, University of Portsmouth.

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As Brazil slowly recovers from a two-year recession, it brings an end to the iconic student mobility programme, 'Science without Borders'.  Brazil provides free tertiary education in public universities. However, due to the recession this has become a burden on the Government. Science without Borders was seen as an additional burden. This measure taken by Temer's Government seems to be logical after carefully observing the Brazilian Higher Education statistics. Only 15% of Brazilians pursue higher education and only 10% graduate from the higher educational institutions. Brazil has been spending 10 times higher on tertiary education than on basic education. The cuts on higher education and research continue as the austerity measures become stringent by the day. But this has not stopped Temer's Government from coming up with a new internationalisation scheme. The new scheme, which is due to be published in July, aims to grant more autonomy to the universities and stimulates comprehensive strategies for international collaboration. 

Drastic Cuts to Brazil's Federal Science Budget

Source:  TheScientist
Case study: Brazil's free education

Source:  Mail & Guardian
Brazil unveils new HE internationalisation scheme

Source:  The Pie News
8 million students graduated from China's higher education institutions alone in 2017.   China is amidst the greatest boom for higher education. Chinese student enrolment in US universities has helped the US public universities stay alive for long. However, Trump's recent anti-China approach might affect the international enrolment in public institutions.   China saw a growth of 11% in the international student recruitment.  Chinese investors are confident about the education industry and maintain positive outlook for the next few years to come.  

China welcomes more job-seeking foreign graduates

Source:  China Daily
UK university setting up campus in Northeast China

Groningen University to open campus in China next year

India is currently trying its best to improve the quality of its Higher Education to curb the multi-billion dollar brain drain each year. US universities are seeing a drop in the number of applications from India while Australia is experiencing a surge in number of applications. New Zealand and Canada are picking up as serious study destinations for Indian students.

Top 25 best educational institutes in India: NIRF ranking 2017

Source:  The Indian Express
For Indian students, UK and US are no longer only education destinations

Source:  Money Control
New Zealand education sees growth in high-quality Indian students, launches 'Welcome2NewZealand' initiative

The Malayan pursuit to attract international students continues. Malaysia allotted 5% of medicine related courses to international students, reinforcing its dreams to become a hub for international education. Malayan universities have performed well in the international ranking charts. For the first time a Malaysian university, University of Malaya, has cracked the top 150 barrier. The university aims to be in the top 100 by 2020.
UM aims to be among world's top 100 universities by 2020

Source:  Malay Mail Online
Malaysia to offer 5% of places for medical, dentistry, pharmacy courses to foreign students

Source:  The Star Online
M'sian unis to crack Times Higher Education's top 20 in 2050

Source:  Yahoo News
UAE tries to take advantage of Chinese student's dilemma of studying in the US. As a part of UAE's year of giving initiative, private universities in Dubai, including Amity University (a university which hails from India), are giving away 600 scholarships to Chinese students. Dubai Education Academic City (DIAC), Dubai's key education hub, has concluded a four day visit to China.  DIAC's visit coincides with China's 'one belt, one road' initiative which aims to strengthen China's ties with global education and economic players. UAE is poised to attract more International students and requires 42,000 additional seats by 2020 to cope with the demand from across the world.
UAE gets A+ for education

Source:  Khaleej Times
UAE global education hub

Source: The Gulf Today
UAE leadership desires to place education among top priorities

Source: Zawya
Travel Diaries - Meet Our Experts
Meet the representative of Sannam S4 in these cities on the following dates to discuss how we can help you Explore, Enter and Expand your business in the new markets:

Lakshmi Iyer
Executive Director & Head of Education
Michael Green
Director of Client & Stakeholder Relations
May 28- June 2: NAFSA 2017, Los Angeles, USA
April 16-30:  Mumbai, India
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