In this issue, along with our usual sections, we have included the results of two recent studies which indicate that the changes in international student enrolments are already having an impact on the UK higher education system.
This issue also gives an overview of some of the barriers to innovation in Brazil, UAE’s recent initiates to transform the country as a space education hub, changing academic climate in China, selection of six Institutions of Eminence in India, etc. among others; that are of interest to scholars and practitioners in international higher education.
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Insights: Shifts in international student enrolments in UK higher education
A recent study conducted by Simon Marginson of the UCL Institute of Education (IOE) shows that the UK is likely to lose its position as the second most popular destination globally for international students.
News and Stories
Critical barriers to innovation in Brazil
Brazil still lags behind in innovation when compared to other countries of comparable size and development stage.
Brazil continues to dominate Times Higher Education’s Latin America University Rankings
Brazil maintained its status, claiming six of the top 10 spaces and a third of all positions.
China closes a fifth of foreign university partnerships
Move comes as Communist party tightens control over tertiary institutions.
United States may be overtaken by China on research impact by mid-2020s
Across almost a dozen subject areas, including computer science and engineering, China already produces more papers indexed in Scopus than the United States.
Six Institutions selected as Institutions of Eminence
The proposed Jio Institute — which was chosen in the greenfield category — is among the six institutions that were granted the status.
Opposition gears up to oppose draft Higher Education Commission of India Bill
The leader of one of the key opposition parties said that it will forge a platform of like-minded parties to oppose the Draft Bill in its current form.
Prime Minister reiterates call for Japan to open university in Malaysia
The Prime Minister made the offer to Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs Taro Kono who made a courtesy call on Wednesday, 11th July.
University of Malaya Launched Malaysian Blockchain Regulatory Research Report
The report is the outcome of research over the past year on legal issues pertaining to blockchain technology. Among the areas covered within the report are the technical and regulatory background of blockchain technology as well as its prospects and challenges within Malaysia.
Growth in Chinese Student Enrolment at DIAC
Universities at Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) continue to witness significant growth in their Chinese student population.
First Artificial Intelligence (AI) Degree Programme in UAE launched
The British University in Dubai launched the UAE’s first AI programme.