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Tsinghua Hosts the First World MOOC Conference

Tsinghua University hosted the first Global MOOC Conference at the end of 2020, jointly with the Institute of Information Technologies in Education (IITE) of UNESCO. This conference formally launched the Global MOOC Alliance, which includes 17 universities from 14 countries (USA, UK, Canada, Germany, Italy, Russia, Singapore and New Zealand, etc), as well as online providers EdX (created by Harvard ...
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A Future Decline in Chinese Study Abroad Numbers

A number of sources predicted a decline in the total number of Chinese students studying abroad. The OUTLOOK Magazine, published by the Chinese government-run Xinhua News Agency, issued a special edition on Chinese students studying abroad in Dec 2020. It quoted Navitas’ report highlighting the reduction in the Chinese population in the HE brackets from 116m in 2010 to an ...
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Acquisitions in the VET sector in China’s Far North

Two acquisitions in the VET area in China’s far north province Heilongjiang: Lide Education Group, owner of a private university in Heilongjiang (Industry and Commerce Institute) with 9,500 students, announced its acquisition of Qiqihaer Science and Technology VET Institute (QSTI) from its current parent company, which is a construction group. QSTI trains students in railway construction projects, commerce and arts ...
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Lingnan Education Applies to Hong Kong Stock Market Listing

Lingnan Education Group, as the largest VET group in the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Macao-Hong Kong Greater Bay Area, has applied for an IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Lingnan Education has two operating VET schools – the Lingnan VET School and the Lingnan Modern Technology Institute, with a total of 27,000 students, focusses on TMT (Technology, Media and Telecom) and Health (Medical ...
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High School Education Group Applies for NASDAQ Listing

The First Senior High School Education Group (FSEG) also known as the Changshui (LongSpringEdu) Education Group, the largest K-12 education operator in China’s south-east region, has submitted its prospectus to raise USD100m through NASDAQ. The group was established in Kunming in 2012, with 16 out of 19 operating schools located in Yunnan. It employs 2,000 teachers and has 26,000 students ...
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Hope Education Acquires INTI Malaysia

Hope Education Group, based in Sichuan, has signed a USD140m agreement to acquire INTI, a degree provider in Malaysia. Hope Education Group comprises HE (by establishing independent institutes under six public universities), as well as senior and junior VET colleges. It claims to have 190,000 students across its multiple campuses and sub-campuses. INTI is on the Chinese Ministry of Education (MoE)’s ...
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