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2016.10.21 EAC Weekly Press Review
€2.5 billion available for Erasmus+ in 2017, a 13% increase compared to 2016 and record rise since the start of the Erasmus+ programme: The European Commission published its 2017 Call for Proposals for Erasmus+, the European Union’s programme for education, training, youth and sport. For 2017, funds available for the programme have increased by almost €300 million compared to 2016, also representing a record annual rise of funds since the first year of the Erasmus+ programme (2014). This will benefit Erasmus students, but also teachers, apprentices, volunteers and young people involved in sport projects, while also supporting cooperation between education institutions, youth organisations and businesses. From today, organisations wishing to apply for funds can start to prepare their grant applications. More background information is available online.
China and EU aim to create ‘education Silk Road to future’: China and EU education ministers have discussed building a joint “education Silk Road towards the future” and signed agreements on mutual recognition of degrees. The meeting, held in Beijing last week, also addressed “student exchanges and other important areas such as expanding cooperation between universities and enterprises and cultivating student entrepreneurs and innovation”, according to China’s Ministry of Education. TimesHigherEducation
Education agency refutes reports of application fraud: A Shanghai-based educational agency on Saturday rebutted a Reuters report that accused the agency of helping students cheat in their college applications and buying access to top US college admission officers, slamming it as sensationalism and an attempt to defame China’s education system. GlobalTimes
More young Chinese going abroad for studies – but more are also returning upon graduation: More young Chinese people are attending university abroad, with the United States, Australia and Britain among their top choices, a survey by a Chinese consultancy shows. The Education International Cooperation Group’s survey, published on 15th October, showed a 17 per cent increase in the number of students aged below 18 attending universities overseas last year, compared with that in 2012. Most of the students chose to study in the US, followed by Australia, Canada and Britain, Modern Express quoted the report as saying. SCMP