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EduChat                                  November 2017
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Our 'Super Stat' of this month looks at India students overseas.

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Super Stat
As per government data, 206,708 Indian students are studying in the USA out of the 553,440 Indian students studying abroad, the highest for any country. Canada is second in the list with an estimated 100,000 students while Australia is third with 63,283 students.

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Tête-à-tête #12 - Ashwin Duggi
"I haven't disappointed any student so far, at least as far I know. It feels amazing when students thank you for the effort you put in for them and send notes of appreciation from the University acknowledging your effort.", says Mr. Ashwin Duggi, Assistant Project Manager, University of Exeter.

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The Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES) announced the CAPES / Print program, which will make available R$300 million annually to support Institutional Projects for Internationalization. The Minister of Education announced the national policy on teacher training.
Availability of R$300 million for internationalization projects
Education remains the catalyst for Brazil's staggering inequality
Brazil learning management system in education sector market
Source:  CAPES
Source:  PR Newswire
A new law which took effect in September 2017 is generating a wave of investor interest in China's higher education sector. The law, enacted by China's Standing Committee of the National People's Congress last November, allows universities and high-schools establish themselves as for-profits for the first time.

Chinese universities improve performance in 7th Annual Global University Employability Ranking
European Union and China strengthen co-operation on education, culture, youth, gender equality and sport
K-12 online education market in China is expected to double its market size by 2021 due to increasing popularity of mobile learning

Source:  EU Reporter
Source:   MILTECH
Three IITs and the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore have made the cut among top 20 varsities in BRICS countries, according to the latest QS Rankings.  Switzerland will join hands with India for the next phase of bilateral cooperation in the field of science and technology. The Swiss government also described India as one of the "emerging global players in research and innovation".

Apple set to hire engineers from Indian colleges the first time

Google announces 130K scholarships to upskill India's developer and student base

India posts highest growth in sending students to US

Source:  India Today
Source:   Google India Blog
The Higher Education Ministry (MOHE) described Budget 2018 tabled by Prime Minister, Najib Razak as an "upwards soaring" budget, after it received a 13.15% increase in funding for next year. The Higher Education Ministry is grateful for the scholarship provision of RM900 million through the MyBrain15 programme which will benefit 10,600 undergraduates and doctoral students.
Malaysia imposes "moratorium" on new university campuses 
Malaysian student enrollment in US rises by 5.3%

Higher Education Ministry gives thumbs up to budget 2018
Source:   The PIE News
Source:   Malaysian Digest
Source:  Malaymail Online
The UAE Cabinet approved a record Dh51.4 billion federal budget for next year with a focus on education, healthcare, and community wellbeing as the country boosts spending off the back of stronger economic activity and a higher oil price. UAE and UN launch Literacy Challenge to reward best teaching in the Arab World.
UAE Cabinet approves a record Dh51.4 billion federal budget for 2018

UAE ranked 25 in global knowledge index
Ministry of Education, UAE partners with British Agency to uphold quality assurance in higher education

Source:    The National
Source:    Khaleej Times
Source:   Sharjah 24
Travel Diaries - Meet our Experts
Krista Northup
Director - Education (North America)

December 6 - 9, 2017:  AIRC 9th Annual Conference,  Weston, Florida, USA
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