Around The Education World This Week – Issue #3

International students need to brace for more competition in 2021 as Covid hasn’t crushed study abroad plans 

As the application process for the 2021 academic session to international universities has already started, and Indian students are making a beeline for HEIs in the United States, Canada, the UK, and Australia despite the fear of the pandemic. Does it mean that the competition will get more daunting in the upcoming year?

Vaccine brings new hopes for international students

According to a recent survey by QS, a significant proportion of study abroad aspirants from India, Pakistan, China, the UK, and the US are gearing up for implementing their international education plans in the upcoming academic session as COVID vaccines appear to be around the corner.

Harper launching all-new drone technology programme

As drone technology surges in popularity, Harper College is all set to launch a certificate program in Drone Technology and Applications in the spring 2021 semester. The program will get traditional students, technology enthusiasts, and professionals ready for a booming industry and diversified career opportunities.

When can international students return to Australia? 

As international students stuck offshore eagerly await updates on Australia opening its borders for them, the arrival of 63 students in Darwin on Nov 30, 2020, came as good news. While it is an exciting start for study abroad aspirants, there are still questions on when other states in the country will follow.

€4 billion funding boost for sustainability research in Germany

The German government has recently announced a massive budget of €4 billion (US$4.8 billion) to support research projects addressing sustainability and global warming under FONA (Forschung für Nachhaltigkeit) strategy over the next five years. The FONA strategy is run by the country’s Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

Australia considers offshore teaching with overseas students’ return uncertain

As the return of international students to Australian universities appears uncertain, universities in the country are focusing on offshore teaching. The Council for International Education is developing a new international education strategy emphasising educational technology while planning for the return of global students as a priority for 2021.

Saudi embassy to award study abroad scholarships to 156 Ghanaians 

The Saudi Arabia government has recently announced educational scholarships for 156 Ghanaian students for the 2020/2021 academic year. The beneficiaries will have the opportunity to study in selected tertiary academic institutions in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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