New Zealand tightens work visa rules

Earlier this month, New Zealand Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse introduced a package of new rules that will tighten access to work visas for those hoping...

Malaysian government cools on study abroad but outbound still growing

Speaking recently at an event at Mahsa University, Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh made the case for Malaysian students to pursue their degrees...

Japan’s enrolment growth picking up steam

The growth in inbound student numbers that Japan began to show in 2014 has continued through 2016. Every year, the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO)...

UK: Is the net migration question back on the table?

The British press is reporting that Prime Minister Theresa May is planning to reverse her long-held position against removing international students from net migration totals...

Brazil shutting down Science Without Borders

After more than a year of speculation, the fate of Brazil’s prominent Science Without Borders (Ciência sem Fronteiras, or CsF) mobility programme has at last...

US administration orders H-1B visa reforms
Online learning still expected to pressure traditional higher education models
Spain: Survey shows four-year growth trend for language enrolment
Italy announces 2017 PON funding for language studies
Foreign enrolment in Dutch universities doubled over past decade
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Survey finds travel ban influencing agents’ view of US

In a January 2017 interview with Times Higher Education Institute...

From the field: A closer look at the Turkish outbound market
Keys to the Market: South Korea
Russia: Education agents optimistic as economy strengthens in 2017
Keys to the market: Japan
From the field: Recruiting in East Africa
2016 Agent Barometer survey reveals important shifts in destination appeal and student perceptions
NACAC amends guidance regarding education agents


Online learning still expected to pressure traditional higher education models

It wasn’t all that long ago, somewhere around 2012, when...

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International English language students contributed €278.3 million to the Irish economy in 2015 through student fees, accommodation, and travel. Read more


70-80% of Chinese students return home after education abroad. Read more


There are 100+ million foreign speakers and learners of Mandarin worldwide. (Xinhuanet)    


International studen enrolments in Australia grew by 11.6%, Year-to-date April 2016. Read more


Over 1 million Peruvian students have switched from public to private schools since 2004. (Peru this Week)

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78% of American admission officers say social media has changed the way they recruit. (Center for Marketing Research at the University of Massachusetts)


The top destinations for Vietnamese studying abroad in 2015 were Japan, US, Australia, China, and India. Read more


In the 2013/14 academic year, 30,000 Kenyan students went abroad for their university education. (Standard Digital)

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