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Annual Global Education - 2019

The world is shrinking and the concept of a 'global marketplace' has never been more appreciable. People living in two or more countries during their lifetimes has gone from being an unusual occurrence to being commonplace. Similarly, getting a higher education has gone from being a local or geographically defined pursuit, to being something that is not defined by borders or location – especially with online learning really coming of age.

So, with an increasingly thriving global education culture, the days of 'one size fits all' teaching methodologies such as repetition learning and copying are growing numbered. Critical thinking, reasoning and communication skills in students are more significant in the long-term goal of producing an intelligent workforce than gearing lessons purely towards achieving a pass grade in the next examination.

Thus, the world's top universities are instilling a global perspective in students to best prepare them for an increasingly borderless business environment.

Leading Universities in Africa 2019

South Africa presents students with a diverse and complex cultural and educational landscape to immerse themselves in. With the country's trials and tribulations well documented, what is often overlooked is the unique and vibrant nature of the 'Rainbow Nation', including multiple languages, varied and beautiful landscapes and thriving international cities like Johannesburg.

Unusually students in South Africa do not receive an overall grade for their bachelor's degree but have the option after their third year of study to either graduate with a bachelor's degree certificate or take a further one-year honors course in order to get their honors certification. During this year, a research thesis must be undertaken in the same area of study as the student's bachelor's degree.

Universities in South Africa offer multicultural student environments, good academic facilities, a range of social activities and clubs, and good support systems for international students. A number of universities also have schemes that match students with local volunteering projects, giving them an opportunity to integrate more into the local community.

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Leading Universities in Africa 2019

Leading Universities in Cyprus 2019

Cyprus is the third most populous island in the Mediterranean. It boasts an advanced high-income economy plus and a very high Human Development Index which measures among other things, average life expectancy. Blessed with a balmy climate and a rich and varied history and culture, Cyprus is viewed as an aspirational place to visit or live! Higher education tends to begin with a four-year bachelor's degree. Postgraduate degrees include master's degrees, and the doctorate, a research degree that usually takes at least three years. Universities require accreditation in order to issue degrees.

Higher education is provided by a network of state and private universities and colleges. Private universities were first accredited in 2005 and require a special license to operate and award degrees as was set out in the 2005 Private Universities law.

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Leading Universities in Cyprus 2019

Leading Universities in Finland 2019

Finland boasts a great combination of naturally beautiful landscape and an advanced tech and innovation-based economy. All this and scoring extremely highly in most quality of life metrics too! Unsurprisingly, a good selection of world class universities can be found there and to complement this, the government has introduced multiple measures to help make getting an education cost as little as possible.

Students in Finland can enjoy a diverse lifestyle with summer punctuated by music festivals, water recreations, beer gardens and other cultural activities, while the long winters provide time to enjoy traditional winter related pursuits such as trekking, skiing or relaxing in a sauna. The capital city of Helsinki is a vibrant and bustling hub on Finland's south coast, which, as well as offering a myriad of rewarding cultural and historical diversions, enjoy great access to the rest of Europe.

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Leading Universities in Finland 2019

Leading Universities in Japan 2019

Attracting more international students is something that the government of Japan has devoted time and resources to, setting a target of having 300,000 foreign students in the country by 2020. As a result, universities are focusing on making life easier for foreign students, from the application process all the way through to finding a job after graduation.

The country's supremacy as a higher education power is well established, with approximately over 700 universities offering various specializations, the academic opportunities for international students are limitless. To cultivate greater economic growth, Japan has intensified their education sector funding more research and development funds into universities. High academic offerings coupled with Japan welcoming international students by offering tuition fee exemptions, goes a long way to mitigating the cost of living in the county. Opportunities abound for graduates as firms look to recruit international talent to befit their more globalized business outlook.

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Leading Universities in Japan 2019

Leading Universities in the UAE 2019

The UAE is made up of seven states (emirates), with each having a measure of autonomy under the federal government, known as the Supreme Council of Rulers. Fittingly, this institution is made up of the seven emirs – the leaders of each emirate. Home to some of the best universities in the Gulf region, there are numerous internationally recognized universities to choose from, including the American University of Sharjah. Institutions like these have international affiliations, helping to provide various undergraduate and postgraduate programs in an array of fields including the arts and business, besides the traditional engineering and construction programs.

The region also hosts the Dubai Knowledge Village. The 1 km long campus brings together globally recognized international universities, training centers, e-learning, and research and development companies in one location. As of early 2007, it had attracted 16 international university partners.

The UAE is a melting pot with a broad range of world cultures represented, so the population can truly be defined as 'global citizens'. This makes the UAE an ideal environment for globally minded students to thrive and prosper.


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