Education Forum Newsletter

2018, June 29
Education Forum Newsletter 2018-06-29

China Tier 4 Visa Numbers Continue to Increase
According to UK Home Office statistics, overall UK Tier 4 issuance is up 7% from the previous 12 months, with India, Pakistan and China having the largest increase in issued visas at 30%, 18% 15% respectively. 88,675 study-related visas were issued to Chinese nationals, making up 40% of total visas issued.
(Source: The PIE News)

Queen Mary and Northwest Polytechnical to Open Learning Centre
Northwestern Polytechnical University and Queen Mary University of London have announced the establishment of The International Centre for Teaching and Learning which will explore teaching methods and teacher training in international education. Representatives from the two universities will act as directors of the centre and experts from around the world will also join an advisory committee.
(Source: Queen Mary University)

Association of British Chinese Professors Inaugurated in London
The Association of British Chinese Professors (ABCP) represents senior Chinese academics working in Britain. According to Gu Sai, executive vice president of the ABCP, there are about 500 Chinese full professors in the UK. The association aims to bring together all British Chinese professors in the UK to promote excellence, share ideas and encourage collaborations between the UK and China.
(Source: Xinhua)

China Tier 4 Visa Numbers Continue to Increase
According to UK Home Office statistics, overall UK Tier 4 issuance is up 7% from the previous 12 months, with India, Pakistan and China having the largest increase in issued visas at 30%, 18% 15% respectively. 88,675 study-related visas were issued to Chinese nationals, making up 40% of total visas issued.
(Source: The PIE News)

Mandarin Learning Continues to Grow in Popularity in UK Schools
The Mandarin Excellence Programme, which aims to train 5000 students to be fluent in mandarin by 2020, will be expanding to 60 schools in the 2018-2019 academic year. The UK currently has the most Confucius centres of any country in Europe, with 29 as of October 2017, as well as 148 classrooms. In addition, 45% of UK private schools now offer mandarin as a foreign language.
(Source: The People’s Daily)

UK Universities Minister Praises University Collaboration with Huawei
The UK Universities minister Sam Gyimah has praised ICT company Huawei’s commitment to open collaboration with the UK’s academic institutions. Gyimah described Huawei’s partnership with more than 20 top UK universities as a great example of how to prepare for future innovation. Huawei has established three R&D sites in the UK and plans to partner with more British universities over the next five years.
(Source: The PIE News)

BRITCHAM/CBBC MEMBERS NEWS

Nottingham Ningbo University Builds AI Engineering Research Centre
Nottingham Ningbo University and Sinovation Ventures have joined together to build an AI Engineering Ningbo Research Centre. The centre will aim to be an international first class AI innovation base. The establishment of the centre follows the MoE’s publication of the ‘Higher Education AI Innovation Action Plan’ in April which called for the development of AI courses and curriculums.
(Source: Huaue)

NEW REPORTS & PUBLICATIONS

Smart Technologies: EdTech Capabilities and Learning Outcomes
A survey of 481 education leaders across 10 countries revealed that 19% of schools who achieved high learning outcomes prioritised technologies that promote progressive, student-centred pedagogies, such as student assessment and collaboration software.

小草消费升级研究:International School Investment Analysis
Despite continued growth in international school numbers, demand for international schools is expected to greatly exceed supply over the next four years.
https://www.jiemodui.com/Item/97099.html?ft=detail&fid=97100

BE Capital: Report on 2018-2022 EdTech Trends
http://www.sohu.com/a/237602745_393285

UPCOMING EDUCATION EVENTS

A Visit From Former Admission Officers of Eton College and Wycombe Abbey
From Jun. 22nd to Jul. 1st, William Rees, former admission officer of Eton, and Debbie Bellenger, former admission officer of Wycombe Abbey, will participate in the Sino-UK Education Forums in Tianjin, Beijing, Chengdu, Zhengzhou, Hangzhou, Shanghai and Shenzhen. They will demystify the recruitment rules of top UK schools, and conduct one-on-one mock interviews on the site with students.
Shenzhen, June 30th 13:30
Shanghai, July 1st 13:30

Early Years in Foundation Stage Forum
EYFS in Shanghai Forum, hosted by Lucton Kindergarten Shanghai and supported by the China-Britain Business Council (CBBC) is designed to further introduce Chinese parents and children to the English Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and its development in China.
Hilton Hotel, Shanghai Hongqiao
23rd June, 2018

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