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New ACE Paper Recommends Ways to Ease Path to Degree for Post-traditional Learners

American Council on Education - 2 hours 46 min ago
he Post-traditional Learners Manifesto Revisited: Aligning Postsecondary Education with Real Life for Adult Student Success reveals that post-traditional learners make up nearly 60 percent of the undergraduate population in the United States.

ACE Launches Moving the Needle Campaign to Achieve Higher Education Leadership Gender Parity

American Council on Education - 2 hours 46 min ago
A new campaign that asks presidents of colleges, universities and related associations to commit to helping achieve the goal that by 2030, half of U.S. college and university chief executives are women.

ACE and Blackboard Unveil Research on Alternative Pathways to Degree Completion

American Council on Education - 2 hours 46 min ago
​New research sheds light on how two approaches to creating alternative pathways to college graduation for post-traditional students are working.

Xavier University of Louisiana President Norman C. Francis to Be Presented With Lifetime Achievement Award

American Council on Education - 2 hours 46 min ago
Norman C. Francis, who has served as president of Xavier University of Louisiana since 1968, will be presented with the ACE Lifetime Achievement Award at the Council’s 97th Annual Meeting in March.

Chronicle of Higher Education: More Than 100 Ohio State Alumni Allege Abuse by Former University Sports Doctor

Investigators said on Friday that the allegations had emerged from interviews with more than 200 former students and staff members.

Chronicle of Higher Education: As Grim Anniversary Nears, UVa Faculty Protest Appointment of Former Trump Official

Critics of Marc Short’s hiring cited his defense of the president’s comments about the “very fine people” who attended last year’s white-nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va.

Swedish grant to boost university's postgraduate capacity

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 07:34
Postgraduate education in Ethiopia has received a massive boost following the recent signing of a US$22.5 million five-year agreement between the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agen ...

New data red tape could hamper international research

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 07:32
China's new regulations restricting the 'export' of scientific data collected within the country and asserting that any research for publication in international journals must first be approved by ...

Turning the tide on ebbing trust in higher education

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 07:20
Barely half of Americans responding to a survey administered by the Gallup Corporation earlier this year said that they had a great deal or quite a lot of confidence in higher education. The propo ...

Universities play an active role in Mandela Day

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 07:16
Mandela Day, on 18 July, was officially declared by the United Nations in November 2009. In South Africa, it has become traditional for individuals and institutions to mark the day with 67 minutes ...

The challenges of growing PhD graduate numbers

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 07:12
Sub-Saharan African countries need to increase the production rate of PhD graduates and substantially improve investment in doctoral education, according to recommendations emerging from a six-cou ...

Under pressure to rethink universities' third mission

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 07:10
The role of the university is not limited to teaching and research but includes a third mission: to engage with society. To address growing societal and economic challenges, universities everywher ...

How should rankings assess teaching and learning?

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 07:04
International university rankings started in 1999 when the Hong Kong magazine Asiaweek published a ranking of Asian universities which lasted for only two editions. Since then the number of ...

Education and employment and the response to automation

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 07:02
As the debate about the potential impact of artificial intelligence (AI) and automation continues, we are getting used to opposing predictions: either doom-laden predictions of mass unemployment o ...

Bologna 20 years on - Look at the bigger picture

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 07:00
How should we be judging the Bologna Process 20 years on? A leading policy player. Michael Gaebel, director of the Higher Education Policy Unit of the European University Association, is on record ...

Drive for special number plates for alumni - Minister

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 06:28
Malaysia's education ministry has agreed with the transport ministry to sell special number plates to alumni of public universities, according to Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik, writes Rashvi ...

Students paint over mural of poem by Rudyard Kipling

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 06:26
Students at the University of Manchester have painted over a mural of a poem by Rudyard Kipling, arguing that the writer "dehumanised people of colour", writes Frances Perraudin for ...

University removes statue of slave-owning founder

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 06:24
Florida State University students will soon say goodbye to a familiar face - a prominent statue of one of the university's slave-owning founders will be relocated from the institution's front gate ...

Universities outsource mental health services

University World News Global Edition - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 06:22
Amid mounting concern over student suicides, some universities in the United Kingdom have found a surprising solution to their long mental health waiting lists - they are reducing or outsourcing t ...

Ireland: Atlas to open new school in Malta

The PIE News - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 06:21

Dublin-based language school Atlas has announced it will open a new operation in Malta to give students the choice of two unique cultures as the backdrop to their English studies.

“Malta is known as an idyllic place to study”

Located in the seaside town of St Julian’s, Atlas Malta boasts 12 classrooms, a library and self-study room, plus a large café and student recreation area for relaxing and socialising with friends.

As the school is just minutes from the beach, students can cool off after class in the crystal blue sea that Malta is famous for.

Director and co-founder of Atlas, Alan Brennan, said: “We are delighted to be expanding into the Maltese market. With year-round sun, Malta is known as an idyllic place to study and we are really excited about combining this with the high-end teaching and services that we have built our reputation on.

“We feel that our new school will be an excellent destination for learners looking for a high-quality language learning experience on the island.”

International students have increasingly looked to Malta for language learning opportunities in recent times.

Earlier this year, Malta’s National Statistics Office revealed  87,000 international students attended ELT schools in the country in 2017, an increase of 13.6% on 2016 figures.

General English proved to be the most popular course offered, with a total of 62,317 students (71.5%) opting to study it, followed by Intensive English.

CEO of FELTOM James Perry told The PIE News that he sees the increase in ELT student numbers as a result of several factors. 

“Students coming to Malta are realising that there is a high quality of English teaching on our island accompanied with the sun and the safety of the place,” he said. 

“Also schools are advertising more, thus reaching a wider clientele, and there is better connectivity to Malta from various airlines.”

Atlas Malta is expected to begin operating from October 2018.

 

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