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New law puts Soros-backed uni under threat

15-05-2017 Hits:76 News Claudia Civinini - avatar Claudia Civinini

An institution set up by business magnate and philanthropist George Soros appears to be the target of the new laws imposing restrictions on foreign universities operating in Hungary. Under the new...

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The House of Lords of the UK Parliament has voted against the government on two hot topics for international higher education: the inclusion of international students in the net migration figures and the use of the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) to determine universities’ ability to recruit students from abroad.

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BevelledIraq 300px 1Iraq: Iraqi universities are gearing up to offer more English language tuition. English is in demand in the Iraqi job market, and employers often need to send their employees abroad to study.

John Gillespie School children of Nara JAPAN STORY

Japan’s Education Ministry has published its latest draft guidelines on public education, to come into effect from 2020 after a ‘transition’ from 2018. Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper reports that the principal aim of the guidelines, released in February, is ‘to reinforce the teaching of English’.

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The Ministry of Education and Sport of the People’s Democratic Republic of Laos has signed a deal for a 33 billion kip (£3.3 million) investment in English language teaching by the English Language Institute/China (ELIC).

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