(A HUB CELEBRATING EDUCATION)
‘Education Hub’ is spreading worldwide thus resulting in more globalization. Its not just a term, it has a world of its own. They represent a new generation of crossborder education activities. There is no ‘one size fits all’ model for education hubs, as local conditions, priorities and rationales vary from country to country and from hub to hub. Lets have a look with EasyShiksha that is it a fad, a brand or an innovation.
Education Hub can be generally described as ‘the process of building a critical mass of local and foreign actors – including students, education institutions, companies, knowledge industries, science and technology centres – who collaborate in a strategic way on crossborder education, training, knowledge and innovation initiatives.’
There are three different types of hubs :-
- the student hub :- seek to attract local and foreign students.
- the talent hub an :- seek to develop the skilled people who will stay in the country.
- the knowledge hub :- seek to build research infrastructure.
It is clear from the above classification that educational hub is not only the place to study, there is a lot more to it. It provides an environment with people from different parts of the world, exchange of ideas and knowledge, and develop skills and polish talents. More importantly it shows the sign of a growing economy and a developing country as there will be foreign students, more investments, more GDP, more better infrastructure. So as a whole its not only beneficial to students but also to the society as a whole. The country also grows with its students and paves a road for development.
It is understood that countries have different objectives, priorities, and take different approaches to developing themselves as a reputed center for higher education excellence, expertise, and economy. However, given higher education’s current preoccupation with competitiveness, global branding, and rankings, one is not sure whether a country’s plan to develop itself as an education hub is a fad, the latest branding strategy, or in fact, an innovation worthy of investment and serious attention.
EasyShiksha found out that Delhi, Mumbai (both are first) Banglore and Chennai secure top three positions in India for being the educational hubs. This concludes that education and development goes hand in hand as all these places are developing on great scale so far.