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Africa's educational renaissance in top 10 cities attracting international students

This article explores ten of Africa’s emerging cities as international education destinations, highlighting their unique blend of cultural heritage and academic excellence. Topping the list is Lagos, Nigeria, a hub for business, technology, and the arts, offering diverse programs at institutions like the University of Lagos.

ETS India forges new strategic partnership to boost global education opportunities

This initiative offers comprehensive solutions, including scholarships and test fee discounts for GRE® and TOEFL® exams. Concurrently, ETS India has joined forces with Digii to integrate its assessments with Digii’s digital campus platform, enhancing the study abroad process for Higher Education Institutions.

Baims acquires Orcas, bolsters MENA EdTech leadership

This merger combines Baims’ specialized online courses with Orcas’ personalized tutoring, creating a robust educational platform. Supported by key investors and focusing on market expansion, particularly in Saudi Arabia, the new entity aims to revolutionize education in the MENA region, addressing both learning and employment challenges.

The 2023 Belt and Road International Conference on Technical and Vocational Education and Training in Shenzhen, China, celebrated its fifth anniversary, emphasizing the significance of TVET in global development. With over 2,000 delegates, the conference highlighted the role of TVET in fostering economic and social advancement under the Belt and Road Initiative.

British schools in China confront challenges amid patriotic education law

Recent changes in Chinese educational policies, specifically the introduction of a “patriotic” education law, have greatly affected British private schools operating in China. This law, mandating patriotic elements in all subjects, has led to significant transformations, including the closure of some schools like Dulwich College International’s preschool in Shenzhen, and adaptations in others such as Harrow Beijing.

The analysis covers the evolving preferences and challenges faced by these students, including their subject and regional choices within the UK, and the adjustments required in a new cultural and academic environment. The report also provides insights into the future plans of Chinese students post-graduation, underscoring the ongoing ties between the UK and China in the educational sector.

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