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In the News
UK must remove students from Net Migration Target: Lord Paul, Financial Express (India), 6 December 2013
Arab Thought Foundation launches two strategic initiatives to promote job creation in the Arab world, Zawya (UAE), 6 December 2013
University Of Nigeria, UNN Partners French Universities, Nigerian University News, 6 December 2013
MOOCs as Neocolonialism: Who Controls Knowledge?, Chronicle of Higher Education, 4 December 2013
International university to set up Palayan campus, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 4 December 2013
Ministry to affiliate health training schools to universities, Ghana Business News, 4 December 2013
Will the International Baccalaureate Take Off in Japan?, Nippon.com (Japan), 4 December 2013
Australian exchange students say Chinese peers 'driven by competition', ABC (Australia), 4 December 2013
BRICS & Emerging Economies Rankings 2014 coming today, Times Higher Education, 4 December 2013
Undergrads return to crumbling Myanmar university, NewsTimes, 4 December 2013
MOOC online English course in Brisbane pips the Brits, Australian, 4 December 2013
Malaysia ranks high as regional education hub, New Straits Times (Malaysia), 3 December 2013
2-6 December 2013: Commonwealth of Learning's Seventh Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF7) - 'Open Learning for Development: Towards Em,powerment and Transformation', Abuja, NIGERIA
4-6 December 2013: Global Higher Education Forum 2013 on 'Sustaining Diverse Ecosystems in Higher Education towards Inclusive Futures', Putrajaya, MALAYSIA
4-6 December 2013: Online Educa Berlin 2013, Berlin, GERMANY
9 December 2013: University of London's Centre for Distance Education (CDE), lunchtime seminar: Old wine in new bottles? Exploring MOOCs, London, UK
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10 December 2013: University of London's Centre for Distance Education (CDE),‘In Focus’ technology symposium, looking at Learner Analytics and Big Data, London, UK
11-12 December 2013: Observatory on Borderless Higher Education conference on 'The international higher education revolution: Impacts on mobility, qualifications, networks', London, UK
9-10 January 2014: Regent's University International Partners’ Conference on TNE: Purpose and Models, London, UK
19-20 January 2014: Michigan State Univerity's 2nd Dubai International Conference in Higher Education: Sustaining Success Through Innovation, Dubai, UAE
28 January 2014: The Observatory on Borderless Higher Education, University of London International Programmes, and Leadership Foundation on Higher Education's 'MOOCs: What have we learnt and what are the emerging themes?', Senate House, London, UK
30 January 2014: ACA European Policy Seminar - 'What's new in Brussles?', Brussles, BELGIUM
16-19 February 2014: AIEA Annual Conference on 'Universalising Global Learning in the 21st Century Academy', Washington, DC, USA
26-28 February 2014: Universities Australia's Higher Education Conference, Canberra, AUSTRALIA
3-6 March 2014: SXSWedu, Austin, Texas, USA
11 March 2014: Westminster Higher Education Forum Keynote Seminar, Implementing the Outward Student Mobility Strategy and engaging with the reformed Erasmus programme, London, UK
16-18 March 2014: International Conference on Higher Education, Tel Aviv, ISRAEL
17-20 March 2014: The Asia-Pacific Association for International Education (APAIE) Conference and Exhibition 2014, Seoul, KOREA
19-21 March 2014: IAU 2014 International Conference - 'Blending Higher Education and Traditional Knowledge for Sustainable Development', Iquitos, PERU
2-4 April 2014: The Forum on Education Abroad's 10th Annual Conference 'New and emerging paradigms for education abroad', San Diego, California, USA
29 April - 1 May 2014: The British Council's Going Global 2014: Inclusion, innovation, impact, Miami, Florida, USA
25-30 May 2014: NAFSA Annual Conference 'Pathways to global competence', San Diego, California, USA
31 May - 2 June 2014: The International Education Teaching and Learning Association's Conference on Innovative Learning-Scapes: e-Scapes, play-Scapes & more, Anchorage, Alaska, USA
16-18 June 2014: ICED Conference 2014 - 'Educational Development in a Changing World', Stockholm, SWEDEN
16-19 June 2014: Canada International Conference on Education (CICE-2013), Cape Breton University, Nova Scotia, CANADA
7-9 July 2014: The BUTEX Conference, University of East Anglia, UK
16-19 September 2014: 26th Annual EAIE Conference 'Stepping into a new era', Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC
10-12 November 2014: 2014 UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development, Nagoya, JAPAN
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