WENR, December 2017: Asia-Pacific
China: Education Company Buys School in Florida in First of Its Kind Deal
The China-based Newopen Group, which operates three universities and a network of primary and secondary schools in China, has purchased the Florida Preparatory Academy in Melbourne, a community near Orlando. The move is in line with increased focus among Chinese parents among preparing an ever-younger cadre of students to obtain admission to colleges and universities in the U.S.
East Asia: The Fourth Industrial Revolution Looms
The World Bank’s Harry Parinos says that huge improvements in reading, technology partnerships, and a focus on educator performance are among the factors that are setting East Asia in a good position for a radical shift in the economic landscape.
Australia: Technical and Further Education Crisis Affects International Education
South Australia’s Technical and Further Education program, which attracts substantial numbers of international students, has recently come under scrutiny, and that worries the government as international education is the state’s second largest export.
New Zealand: International Students Need Support to Reduce Reverse Culture Shock
Readjusting to the culture of their home country is causing mental well-being issues for many international students. Preparing students for their return will improve outcomes.
The PIE News
China: Direct Contact With Applicants Can Thwart Unscrupulous Agents
The information gap between Chinese students and international universities is often compounded by the unscrupulous practices of agents.
Inside Higher Ed
China: Shift Towards Basic Research Aimed at Entrepreneurial Goals
China is seeking to build on university research to establish 1,000 business incubators in China, and another 50 in neighbouring countries by 2021. The initiative is part of a shift in focus from short-term and applied goals to more long-term and strategic research in field such as data science, artificial intelligence, and cybersecurity.
Times Higher Education
China: Duke Provides ‘Western-style’ Liberal Arts Education
A look at Duke University’s new undergraduate program in Kunshan, China.
University World News
Asia-Pacific: 2017’s Top 20 Business Schools
Shanghai Jiao Tong University: Antai and Ceibs, both located in Shanghai, top the Asia-Pacific List, with schools in Singapore, Ahmedabad, and Hong Kong rounding out the top five.