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                                    February 2018
In This Issue
Hello Reader,

We are delighted to introduce the February issue of EduChat.

Globally this is a time of great change in the higher education landscape. The disruptive environment is transforming the sector in different ways and is evident from the recent structural reforms announced in countries such as China, India and the UAE.
The topics we have included in this issue reflect these changes and we hope that they would help you to enrich your understanding about current and foreseeable trends in the sector.

We trust that you will have as much pleasure reading this issue as we have had in preparing this for you.

Best wishes and thank you in advance for your feedback which would help us to improve the quality and impact of EduChat in the future.

Happy Reading!

Editorial Team

Tête-à-tête #14 - Shishir Upadhyay
" One thing I cherish the most about MCPHS is that it is a highly focused and specialised institution. The management clearly understands its strengths, core competencies and USP and know how to convert these into providing high quality learning and training experience for students. ",  says Mr. Shishir Upadhyay Country Advisor - India, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS).

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President Michel Temer is hopeful that the six new contracts signed between the federal government and private companies to explore oil in the Pre-Salt Layer will improve allocation for healthcare and education in the future.

New Pre-Salt operators will bring 
more funds for education

Source: Brazil Gov News
The challenges of the information, 
knowledge and learning society

Source: Brazil Monitor
China's "Double First Class" project aims to create 42 world-class universities by linking research funding to disciplinary excellence. This project is expected to help universities to become more competitive globally.

China embraces research competition 
in drive for greatness

China is on track to challenge the traditional hegemony of the West in higher education

Source: Forbes
Why more students are choosing to 
study in China

Liverpool announces second China 
campus partnership
The University Grants Commission of India has granted autonomy to universities with a better track record to start their own courses, departments, and recruit foreign students and faculty under new Regulations.
ET news on MPEDA and Swiss company tie up develop organic aqua farming in 1000 hectares in Kerala
Universities can start new centres, hire 
foreign faculty under new Regulations

Source: The Hindu
Government announces lucrative research fellowships to stop brain drain

Source: NewsX
India improves entries in Times Higher 
Education's Asia University Rankings

Source: Economic Times
UGC forms panel to select top 20 
The higher education minister expressed his intention to accommodate more students from countries affected by war and humanitarian crises into the Malaysian education system at the recent International Education Scientific and Cultural Organisation conference in Putrajaya.
Malaysia sets sights on refugee students

Source: The PIE News
World Bank to assist Malaysia in 
education reform agenda

Malaysia, Hungary sign MoU on higher 

Source: theSundaily
Malaysia to co-host 'Going Global' 
Education Conference

Source: Bernama
Addressing the World Government Summit (WGS), Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, said that the UAE would take major steps to restructure its educational system to cope with future skill requirements.
UAE to revamp its education system

Source: Khaleej Times
Innovation Hub powered by Google 
launches at UAE University

Source: GESS Dubai
UAE pledges $100 million to support 
education in developing nations

Source: The National
Khalifa University ranked among Asia's 
best after merger of Abu Dhabi institutions

Source: The National
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