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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

Centre for Global Higher Education

Universities UK International

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.

Janet Ilieva’s work focuses on identifying key facts about international student mobility to the UK that have received little or no attention to date.
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News and Stories


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Critical barriers to innovation in Brazil

Brazil still lags behind in innovation when compared to other countries of comparable size and development stage.

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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.

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Study in Brazil plans to develop Brazil as a study destination

Study in Brazil, the inbound department of Brazilian Educational and Language Travel Association, aims to promote educational programs for foreign students in Brazil.

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China closes a fifth of foreign university partnerships

Move comes as Communist party tightens control over tertiary institutions.

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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.

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Changing Climate for Foreign Scholars in China

American academic Christopher Balding’s departure comes at a time of increasing concern about a crackdown on academic freedom in China and a continuing shrinking of the space for critical academic discourse.

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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.

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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.

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IIT-Delhi to Target International students for PhD courses

The institute is looking at enrolling at least 500 international students in PhD courses on full scholarship.

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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.

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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.

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Role of English Language Skills for Employability

For most Malaysians, English is taught formally through the education system from primary to tertiary level.

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Growth in Chinese Student Enrolment at DIAC

Universities at Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) continue to witness significant growth in their Chinese student population.

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First Artificial Intelligence (AI) Degree Programme in UAE launched

The British University in Dubai launched the UAE’s first AI programme.

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UAE aims to become space education hub

The UAE is tapping the potential of the young minds to realise the ambitious and futuristic space programmes.

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