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                                    June 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 Indian institution located in West of 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 Brazil.
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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Research and Partnerships Spotlight

A 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.

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Super Stat
Brazil's outbound study surged by 14% in 2016, with more than 247,000 students studying abroad during the year as exchange rates improved, according to Brazil's largest study travel association. "There is good demand, despite the challenging time that Brazil is having," commented Belta president Maura Leão, who said an improved exchange rate was a significant reason why outbound study is showing signs of recovery.

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Tête-à-tête - 8: Anjana A
"The biggest challenge is student expectations, which sometimes are beyond their reach.  However with patient personal counselling I tend to support them effectively." ... says Ms.  Anjana A,  International Recruitment Advisor , University of Strathclyde Engineering.
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After scrapping 'Science without Borders', Brazil has a long way to go to improve its international rankings.  Startup companies in Brazil are trying to improve the quality of higher education based on data. Slowly but steadily Brazil's travel education market is picking up compared the slouched growth last year .

Brazil's study travel market bounces back

Source:  The Pie News
Brazil's private universities fall behind in higher education rankings

Source:  plus55
Still a long way to go on internationalisation

Chinese universities performed well in the World QS rankings, 12 of the Chinese universities are ranked among the top 100 of the world. While the number of students going into and out of China soars, China makes it mandatory to study Chinese Language and Culture for foreign students enrolled in Chinese Universities . It raises a question will the Chinese-English schools be the future of primary education too. On the flipside it might boost the increasing US-China Arts and Education ties.


12 Chinese institutions in QS world university rankings' Top 100

Source:  New China
Number of mobile students out of, and into, China soars

US-China Increase Arts, Education Ties

Just before the recent visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the US, US government has issued a clarification on H1B visas. In addition to the 65,000 visas issued to those who have secured a job in the US, 20,000 H1B visas can be issued to the students who have pursued higher education in the US. In spite of hate crime concerns in the US, 4,000 students have attended visa interviews at various cities in India. While in India, important reform, GST (Goods and Services Tax), is being rolled out on 1st of July. Though the GST on education services is nil, input tax cost (renting, telecommunication etc.) concerns remain.  Another import reform in discussion is replacement of AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education) and UGC (University Grants Commission) with HEERA (Higher Education Empowerment Regulation Agency) . Considering these developments Indian higher education sector is in flux at the moment.

Centre invites Indian universities to promote 'Brand India' at NAFSA

Source:   Deccan Herald
IIT-B, IIT-D, IISc among world's best institutions

Source:  The Times Of India
Online education industry in India to touch $1.96 bn. by 2021

Source:  The Hindu
Malaysia too has performed well in the World Rankings published by QS. "This is great news for the higher education sector of Malaysia," Idris Jusoh, Minister of Higher Education, congratulates universities for big improvement in World Rankings. Malaysia becomes the first ASEAN country to co-host the Going Global 2018.
Malaysian universities that made it into the top 1%  in World Rankings

Source:  Malaysian Digest
Malaysia to be the first ASEAN country to host British Council's Going Global Conference

Source:  Malaysian Digest
EU eyeing tourism, education investment in Iskandar Malaysia

Source:  Malay Mail Online
University of Birmingham becomes the first university in the top 100 of the world to set up a campus in Dubai. This will be the first international campus of the University. This falls in line with the UAE's aim to become education hub of the world. Universities of UAE have made it to the top 400 in the QS World Rankings.
First top 100 globally ranked university to open branch campus in Dubai

Source:  The National
UAE University makes top 400 in world rankings

Source: The National
Business and economics remain top subjects at UAE universities

Source:  The National
Travel Diaries - Meet Our Experts

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Delia Heneghan
Director of Education - India

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Head of Client Relations (Education)
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August 21 - 23: NZIEC Conference, Auckland, New Zealand
September 13 - 15:  EAIE Conference, Seville, Spain
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