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report-uk-home-secretary-pushing-removal-international-students-net-migration-countsReport: UK Home Secretary pushing for removal of international students from net migration counts

The UK’s inclusion of international students in net migration statistics has often been contentious – and perhaps never more so than now. Media reports suggest that...

record-high-foreign-enrolment-us-commencements-decline-first-time-12-yearsRecord-high foreign enrolment in US but commencements decline for the first time in 12 years

The US remains the world’s leading destination with a record-high 1.08 million foreign students enrolled in 2016/17. This represents a 3.4% increase over the year...

australian-education-exports-approaching-aus29-billionAustralian education exports approaching AUS$29 billion

The latest education export data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) further highlights substantial growth in the country’s international education sector this year. ABS...

US federal court issues injunction against latest travel ban

A US federal court has again moved to block a travel ban against citizens of six Muslim-majority countries. As we reported last month, US President...

Could Kenya become a growth market for outbound mobility?

Kenya is a key emerging market in Africa. The number of Kenyan students abroad has been essentially flat over the past ten years...

Intense job competition spurring demand for graduate degrees in Malaysia

Malaysia’s economy is in the midst of a shift from an established manufacturing and service sector...

Thailand’s growing supply-demand gap in higher education

Thailand has a big demographic challenge. The population is ageing quickly, and the number of college-aged students is projected to decline sharply through 2040. The...

Australia announces updated ELICOS standards

Australian Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham took the opportunity of his ministerial address at the Australian International Education Conference (AIEC) in Hobart last...

Ireland launches new fund for international university partnerships

Ireland has introduced a new €500,000 fund to support activities leading to expanded collaborations between Irish...

First-time international enrolment slowing for American graduate schools

Over the past ten years, the growth of first-time international enrolments in American graduate programmes...

College admissions under pressure in the US: International numbers down for some

For colleges and universities in the US, 1 May is the traditional benchmark date for measuring whether or not enrolment goals for the coming year...

Post-Brexit planning in the UK: tighter controls for EU students; hope for continuing research collaboration

The British government’s post-Brexit ambitions for higher education are becoming a little clearer thanks to a recent combination of leaks and official position papers. The...

China’s college-aged population to decline through 2025

China has been the key driver of overall growth in international student mobility over the last two decades...

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...

Brazilian outbound continues to strengthen with a trend to longer stays abroad

The number of Brazilian students studying abroad increased by 14% in 2016. New data from both agent and student...

UK: Net migration questioned again as new data shows 97% of international students leave in time

New border exit check data from the UK reveals that 97.4%...

Canadian language programmes register modest growth in 2016

The number of students enrolled in Canadian language programmes increased by...

Ireland moves to expand student housing stock

Demand for housing in Ireland, and student housing in particular, considerably outstrips supply. There is an estimated shortage...

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