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Employability and competition driving Indian demand for study abroad

Recent surveys and interviews highlight the importance of career goals in the decision making of Indian students...

Posted in: Asia, India, Most Popular, Regions, Research on 5 Dec 2018

New university rankings put the focus on employability

The importance of employability comes through clearly in international student surveys. Simply put, a clear majority of students cite employment outcomes – the chance for new...

Posted in: Higher Education, Most Popular, Research on 30 Nov 2016

The employability challenge in Sub-Saharan Africa

The British Council recently released the results of a three-year study on university education and graduate employability in four notable markets in Sub-Saharan Africa. Universities,...

Posted in: Africa, Ghana, Higher Education, Kenya, Nigeria, Regions, South Africa on 17 Oct 2016

Is employability data an untapped resource for student recruiters?

In many of the world’s key sending markets for international students, employability is both a major concern and a key motivator for study abroad. The...

Posted in: Africa, Asia, Australia/Oceania, Europe, Higher Education, Middle East, Regions, Research, South & Central America, Work Abroad on 27 Jan 2016

India’s employability challenge

India is home to 1.27 billion people and so many other dizzying statistics. More than half of the population is under the age of 25,...

Posted in: Asia, Higher Education, India, Most Popular, Regions, Vocational on 7 Oct 2015

New study makes the link between study abroad and employability

Amidst a backdrop of considerable concerns around youth employment in many parts of the world, a new European Commission study released this month finds that...

Posted in: Africa, Asia, Australia/Oceania, Europe, Middle East, Most Popular, North America, Regions, Research, South & Central America, Youth Trends on 1 Oct 2014

The link between employability and international student recruitment

As business leaders and prospective students increasingly seek proof of graduate readiness and success, it is no wonder that employability has emerged as a key...

Posted in: Africa, Asia, Australia/Oceania, Europe, Higher Education, Middle East, Most Popular, North America, Regions, Research, South & Central America, Youth Trends on 13 Aug 2014

Employability and university rankings: London conference reveals what employers want from schools

“Students are investing in education because they expect a monetary return, which means gainful employment.” – Marian Mahat, LH Marting Institute for Tertiary Education Leadership...

Posted in: Africa, Agents, Asia, Australia/Oceania, Europe, Germany, Higher Education, Middle East, Most Popular, North America, Regions, South & Central America, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Vocational, Work Abroad, Youth Trends on 21 May 2014

Spotlight on Vietnam: quality issues, demand for study abroad and graduate employability

As a previous ICEF Monitor post outlines, there are a variety of reasons why Vietnamese students choose to study abroad, including “the generally poor quality...

Posted in: Asia, Higher Education, Most Popular, Regions, Vietnam, Vocational on 11 Apr 2014

Study compares post-study employment offers and outcomes for international students

A newly released paper highlights the increasing weight that international students and educators are placing on students’ employment outcomes, but also the challenges that visiting...

Posted in: Research, Work Abroad on 10 Jul 2019

The growing importance of non-degree credentials

As the pace of technological change accelerates, companies need employees possessing the most current skillsets, the most aptitude and appetite for continual learning, and an...

Posted in: Higher Education on 22 May 2019

What makes international students happy? Research shows the answer depends in part on country of origin

As the number of international students enrolled in higher education worldwide has skyrocketed in the past two decades, increasing from two million in 1999 to around...

Posted in: Australia, Australia/Oceania, Higher Education, Most Popular, Regions, Research on 19 Mar 2019

From the field: Recruiting in Ghana

Sub-Saharan Africa has become an increasingly important region for international student recruitment, and is home to a number of significant sending markets, notably Nigeria and...

Posted in: Africa, Agents, Ghana, Higher Education, Regions, Video Interviews on 29 Aug 2018

Up and down the table: Growth trends across major international study destinations

The past few years have been a period of increasing dynamism in the international education sector, as the following factors have combined to influence both...

Posted in: Asia, Australia, Australia/Oceania, Canada, China, Europe, France, Germany, Japan, Macro Trends, Most Popular, North America, Regions, Russia, United Kingdom, United States on 29 Aug 2018

Mapping the factors driving outbound student mobility in Ghana

There are a number of underlying characteristics fuelling increased demand for study abroad in Ghana. They include...

Posted in: Africa, Ghana, Higher Education, Regions on 27 Jun 2018

UAE announces five-year student visas and residency opportunities

International students studying in the United Arab Emirates will now be eligible for a five-year student visa, replacing the one-year visa term in place until...

Posted in: Higher Education, Middle East, Most Popular, Regions, UAE on 29 May 2018

Survey reveals important shifts in student decision making

A global survey of study abroad applicants finds that the US and UK remain the preferred study destination of a majority...

Posted in: Africa, Asia, Australia/Oceania, Europe, Higher Education, Middle East, Most Popular, North America, Regions, Research, South & Central America on 20 Mar 2018

Strengthening Nigerian economy bolsters outlook for study abroad

After a sharp recession through 2016, the Nigerian economy returned to growth in 2017. Meanwhile, the country continues...

Posted in: Africa, Higher Education, Nigeria, Regions on 28 Feb 2018

Japan well on its way to 300,000 international students

For the fifth consecutive year, international student numbers have grown in Japan. The latest statistics from the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) indicate that as...

Posted in: Asia, Higher Education, Japan, Language Learning, Most Popular, Regions on 11 Jan 2018

India moves on from branch campus plan

India has effectively turned the page on its plan to open its market to foreign universities. After moving last year to liberalise regulations permitting the...

Posted in: Asia, Higher Education, India, Most Popular, Regions, Vocational on 5 Sep 2017

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