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Britain shows interest in tying up with Kerala B-school


May 24th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 24 (IANS) Britain is keen to forge ties with the city-based Asian School of Business (ASB) for conducting collaborative studies in areas like climate change, agriculture and energy, ... Read more...

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Tight British visas driving Indian students to Australia


May 22nd, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, May 22 (IANS) In a classic reversal of a situation a few years ago, Australian universities now stand to benefit from the recent tightening of student visa ... Read more...

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Time to study, invest in India, says Britain


January 28th, 2012 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 28 (IANS) India is making its mark on the global economy with "electrifying skill, innovation and dynamism" and now is the time is right to study, invest ... Read more...

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Brain drain by foreign students may hit British economy


December 5th, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 5 (IANS) A rising number of foreign students who return home after studying science, maths and engineering at British universities could hit Britain's manufacturing economy with a brain-drain, ... Read more...

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‘Britain supports middle path policy of Tibetan exiles’


October 7th, 2011 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Oct 7 (IANS) The British government supports the middle path policy advocated by Tibetans and has expressed its concern over the suppression of human rights in Tibet, a British ... Read more...

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China a huge opportunity for Britain: Cameron


June 27th, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 27 (IANS) China provides a "huge opportunity" for British businesses, Prime Minister David Cameron said Monday after meeting Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao here.Cameron announced trade agreements with ... Read more...

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Parallel Pakistani education website baffles officials


April 26th, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 26 (IANS) Officials of Pakistan's Higher Education Commission (HEC) were left baffled when they found that a website similar to their official one has appeared out of nowhere.The ... Read more...

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Restricting entrance of overseas students to UK varsities ‘is madness’: Experts


February 28th, 2011 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb.28 (ANI): Moves to tighten restrictions on overseas students will risk nearly 12,000 jobs in education and another 12,000 in the wider economy, a study of five colleges that help prepare ... Read more...

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Proposed UK visa restrictions would be ‘hostile act against Britain’s universities’: Report


February 18th, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 18 (ANI): The implementation of Britain's proposed new restrictions on student visas would be a 'hostile act against the country's universities' as it would cut the number of foreign students ... Read more...

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Indian youth see US colleges as more flexible, life changing: NYT


December 13th, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec.13 (ANI): Indian school and college students are reportedly seeing the United States as a viable avenue to pursue higher education after acquiring their bachelor degrees in India.Higher education institutions ... Read more...

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Oxford students say they are worst behaved in Britain


November 20th, 2010 - 10:13 am ICT by IANS
London, Nov 20 (IANS) It seems like a long, long time when students at Britain's top university bragged about their brains. Now, undergraduates at Oxford claim they are the "worst behaved" in ... Read more...

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Protest in Britain over tution fee hike turns violent


November 10th, 2010 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 10 (IANS) Protests in Britain over the government's plan to raise tution fees in universities turned violent Wednesday as demonstrators marched towards parliament, damaging buildings and clashing with security ... Read more...

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Cambridge pips Harvard as world’s top university


September 8th, 2010 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 8 (ANI): The University of Cambridge has attained the numero uno spot in the 2010 QS World University Rankings, as Harvard University slipped to the second position for the first ... Read more...

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India, Britain to augment cooperation in education (Lead)


July 29th, 2010 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) India and Britain Thursday decided to launch a new phase of the India-UK Education and Research Initiative, as they discussed prospects of further cooperation in the ... Read more...

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British minister supports UK border agency’s tight security norms


July 29th, 2010 - 8:48 pm ICT by ANI
By Sandhya SharmaNew Delhi, July 29 (ANI): Defending UK border agency's security norms, the visiting British Minister of State for Universities and Science David Willetts said here on Thursday that tight ... Read more...

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British PM plays up Shah Rukh, Tendulkar connection (Lead)


July 28th, 2010 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore/New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Unleashing a charm offensive on his maiden visit to India, British Prime Minister David Cameron singled out Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan and cricket icons Kapil ... Read more...

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Cameron to visit India to develop “special relationship”


July 8th, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 8 (ANI): British Prime Minister David Cameron will lead a senior cabinet delegation to New Delhi later this month to build what he called a new "special relationship" with ... Read more...

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14 World Cups and counting for journalist David Miller!


July 4th, 2010 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
By Abhishek Roy Cape Town, July 4 (IANS) When a young football writer named David Miller made his World Cup debut alongside 17-year-old Brazilian wonder kid Pele, little did he know it was ... Read more...

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Spanish resort bans bikinis on streets


July 4th, 2010 - 3:02 am ICT by IANS
London, July 4 (IANS) A Spanish resort has banned British tourists from wearing bikinis on its streets to stop "drunken orgies". The party hot spot of Salou was invaded by hordes of scantily-clad ... Read more...

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Now, website that helps college-goers find love in book stacks


May 22nd, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 22 (ANI): A new website, developed by a Brit Computer Science undergrad, helps college-goers find love in the book stacks.The FitFinder was founded by UCL undergrad student Rich Martell. ... Read more...

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Students flock to British Council education fair in Bhubaneswar


May 8th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Bhubaneswar (Orissa), May 8 (ANI): Scores of students attended an education fair organised by the British Council here.Representatives from around 16 British universities were on hand to answer queries of the youths ... Read more...

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Indian-origin cricketer becomes second New Zealander to captain Oxford


May 1st, 2010 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, May 1 (ANI): Indian origin cricketer, Rajiv Sharma, who played for Auckland "A", will become only the second New Zealander to captain Oxford in a Varsity cricket match after Martin Donnelly.Oxford ... Read more...

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‘British varsities treating foreign students as cash cows’


March 26th, 2010 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 26 (IANS) British universities were Friday warned against treating overseas students as "cash cows" to help fill declining coffers. The head of the British Council, the cultural arm of the foreign ... Read more...

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‘Britain should standardise overseas students’ admission procedures’


February 7th, 2010 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) The standardisation of policies of the United Kingdom Border Agency (UKBA) and the British laws for admission of overseas students in English universities is the one long-term ... Read more...

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UK, not Nigeria is the breeding ground for Islamist terrorists: Nobel laureate


February 7th, 2010 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 7(ANI): Nigerian Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka has said that UK, not Nigeria, should be on the United States' watch-list of countries deemed to be incubators of Islamist terrorism.Soyinka was responding ... Read more...

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‘Chinese universities to rival Oxbridge soon’


February 3rd, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 3 (IANS) Top universities in China could soon compete with the best of western universities such as Oxford, Cambridge and the Ivy League, the president of Yale University was Wednesday ... Read more...

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Oxford and Cambridge failing to recruit enough Indian, non-white students: Study


February 3rd, 2010 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb. 3 (ANI): Elite British universities such as Oxford and Cambridge are failing to recruit enough students of Indian, African, Pakistani and Bangladeshi heritage, according to a study. Just over one-in-10 ... Read more...

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‘Indian and Chinese universities could rival Oxford, Cambridge within a generation’


February 3rd, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb. 3 (ANI): Elite British and American universities such as Oxford, Cambridge and Ivy League could be rivalled by educational institutions in India and China within 25 years, the president of ... Read more...

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India seeks $400bn for education


January 15th, 2010 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, Jan 15 (IANS) India needs $400 billion of investment in education over the next decade because it views the sector to be as important as economic growth in ... Read more...

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India, Britain in education pledge


January 13th, 2010 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, Jan 13 (IANS) India's Human Resources Minister Kapil Sibal began a high-level visit to Britain Wednesday aimed at strengthening ties in the multi-billion pound education sector, officials said. ... Read more...

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Sibal on Britain tour to better educational ties


January 12th, 2010 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal Tuesday left for an official tour to Britain to observe school education and private participation in the field and improve educational ... Read more...

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‘Indian students to face extra scrutiny under Tory government’


January 9th, 2010 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, Jan 9 (IANS) Indians wishing to study in Britain will be singled out for extra scrutiny by border officials if the Conservative Party forms the next government, a ... Read more...

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Experts slam London University for being ‘complicit’ in radicalisation of Muslim students


December 30th, 2009 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec. 30 (ANI): Terrorism experts have accused the London University of being "complicit" in the radicalisation of Muslim students, such as Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Nigerian-bomber who tried to blow up ... Read more...

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UK Govt asked to refund Pak students who missed admission due to visa delays


November 10th, 2009 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov. 10 (ANI): Labour peer Lord Ahmed has urged the UK Government to repay fees to Pakistani students who could not take admission in British universities due to visa delays.The demand ... Read more...

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Oxford slips, more Asian universities in top 100


October 8th, 2009 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 8 (IANS) British and American varsities dominated a list of the world's 100 best universities published Thursday but more institutions from southeast Asia made their way into it. The number of ... Read more...

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