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                                    July 2017
In This Issue
Hello Reader,
We are back with the new issue of EduChat!
In this EduChat, the "Research and Partnerships Spotlight" section presents you with an opportunity to collaborate with an institution located in South India.
And if you feel that 'numbers speak louder than words', we would welcome you to check out our "Super Stat" of the month from UAE.
We want to continue bringing to you new and interesting information every month. It would be great if you could help us improve the EduChat by sharing your ideas, comments and feedback.
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Editorial team
Research and Partnerships Spotlight

A  private university from the south of India is interested in collaborating with universities in USA, UK, Australia and New Zealand.
  • Student exchange
  • Semester abroad
  • Faculty exchange opportunities
The university is known for its engineering and science courses.
To find out more about this opportunity, please write to
Super Stat
UAE's American University of Sharjah has emerged as the top university in terms of its proportion of international students, according to a study by the Times Higher Education.  Around 99 countries are represented on campus of American University of Sharjah and international students make up 84% of the 5,000-strong student body, the study pointed out.

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Tête-à-tête - 9: Pooja Malik
" I love travelling. If I sit in the office for too long, I start missing the airports and the airplanes. If you make your travel fun then it is not cumbersome. I make sure I exercise regularly, eat healthy and sleep well when I am travelling. For a change, I have also started reading books while on travel. This helps me perform to the best of my ability especially during meetings and student interviews.  Last but not the least, I ensure that I never lose track of my emails no matter where I am."... says Ms.  Pooja Malik,  International Recruitment Advisor , University of Canterbury.
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Brazil Universities are occupying the top spots in the Times Higher Education's (THE) most recent rankings of Latin America's universities. There are 18 Brazilian universities in the THE's Top 50 Latin America 2017 rankings, including in first and second place on the list.

Brazil's University of Campinas Highest Ranked School in Latin America

Source:  Nearshore Americas
Brazil fulfills only 20 Percent of Educational Goals in 2017

Source:  The Rio Times
Brazil's Wiser bets on growth in language school takeovers

Source:  Reuters
British magazine Times Higher Education (THE) released its first Asia-Pacific University Ranking to reflect the region's growing strength in the higher education sector. Of the 243 universities featured on the list, Peking University and Tsinghua University were placed in the top 10. Implemented by China's ministries of education, foreign affairs and public security, the new regulations will mandate colleges and universities to instruct international students on a number of different subjects, including Chinese laws and regulations as well as traditional Chinese cultures and customs.

China attracting massive influx of Pakistani students

Source:  Pakistan Today
Chinese universities in this year's Times' Rankings

Source:  The Women of China
China tightens requirements for International Students

The  GST council  has confirmed the decision of leaving services provided by educational institutions to the students out for all the right reasons. Although, the same isn't the case with higher educational institutions. Higher educational institutions will have to pay GST when availing a wide range of services. From BRICS summit, India is looking forward for collaboration in Higher Education Sector.

GST : Impact on education and higher education in India

Source:  The Indian Wire
NITI Aayog CEO pushes for reforms in India's over-regulated higher education sector

Source:  Outlook India
The Central Government plans to offer joint degrees with foreign varsities and higher pay to faculty for better education in India

Source:  The Economic Times
Five Malaysian universities made the top 200 of this year's Times Higher Education (THE) Best Asia Pacific schools', list led by both Universiti Putra Malaysia and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. The collaboration of New Zealand and Malaysia resulted in the newly launched FCertNZ Foundation Programme.
Five Malaysian universities make top 200 in THE Asia Pacific list

Source:  Malay Mail Online
Five Malaysian teaching universities sign landmark agreement on knowledge, expertise-sharing

Source:  New Strait Times
Malaysia and New Zealand lead the way in education partnerships

Source:  Malay Mail Online
The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Dubai (UD) to develop and qualify national human resources capable of working in the space science technology sector, and thereby contribute to the development of the sector in the United Arab Emirates.
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Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi signs MoU with Georgian university

Source:  Zawya
US top choice for parents who wish to send their children abroad for university

Source: The National
Government to fund extra 3,000 students

Source:  The National
Travel Diaries - Meet Our Experts

Lakshmi Iyer
Executive Director and Head of Education

Delia Heneghan
Director of Education - India

Zoe Marlow
Head of Client Relations (Education)
September 13-15: EAIE Conference, Seville, Spain
October 10-13: AIEC Conference, Hobart, Australia
August 21-23: NZIEC Conference, Auckland, New Zealand
September 13-15:  EAIE Conference, Seville, Spain
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