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education-in-pakistanPakistan to expand university access across country

Pakistan’s Higher Education Committee (HEC) has announced plans to open five new universities and 36 sub-campuses over the next three years. A further nine existing...

english-language-learning-in-brazilThe Brazilian market for English language learning

The Brazilian government has in recent years been working to boost higher education participation, increasing demand for overseas study, and extending the reach of STEM...

international-students-in-ozAustralian education exports reach AUS$18 billion in 2014/15

Australia’s international education sector has now booked a solid two years of good news. After a few years of decline from the high water mark...

Chinese universities increasingly forced to compete for students

To say the least, higher education in China has undergone a dramatic expansion over the last two decades. The number of universities in the country...

Demand for study abroad in Venezuela hampered by currency controls

Venezuela is an international education market that has shown significant growth in recent years, but economic troubles and political tensions have spilled into all sectors...

Ukraine: Education reforms and demand for study abroad continuing to take shape

The Ukrainian government passed an ambitious higher education reform package into law on 1 July 2014, marking a major turning point for an education system...

New Zealand’s international enrolment up 13% in 2014; growth continuing this year

New data from Education New Zealand provides the final word on a strong 2014 for the country’s international education sector. International student numbers were up...

New Nigerian government aims to confront education challenges

Nigeria derives 70% of its government revenue from crude oil sales and so the collapse of world oil prices over the past year is a...

Record-high English language enrolment in Australia

Australia’s surging ELICOS (English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students) sector saw another strong year of enrolment growth last year, and the latest data suggests...

New study offers important insights on demand for English training in Colombia

The British Council recently released a study entitled English in Colombia: An examination of policy, perceptions and influencing factors. It rounds out previous findings on...

UK confirms elimination of work rights for non-EU students in further education

This post was originally published on 13 July 2015, at a point when the government’s new policy was not yet confirmed. It was updated on...

From the field: The international student market in Azerbaijan

We continue our From the field series today with a feature video interview with Nicolas Tzenios, the former Vice Chancellor of Kursk State Medical University...

Ireland introduces reforms to student immigration system

The Irish government has announced plans to proceed this year with major reforms to the country’s student immigration system. As many as ten private colleges...

Strong growth in Japan’s foreign enrolment in 2014

After three years of minimal or no growth, Japan saw a notable spike in its foreign enrolment last year. The latest figures from the Japan...

German student mobility continues to increase

The latest report from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) provides a detailed view of student mobility in and out of Germany. It shows that...

Australia moves to streamline student visa system

By the middle of next year, international students applying to study in Australia will encounter a simpler student visa regulatory environment than currently exists in...

Canada: language enrolment up in 2014 but losing market share

A national survey released today shows that enrolment in Canadian language programmes increased marginally between 2013 and 2014. This follows a notable decline from 2012...

Finnish universities facing big budget cuts; fees for non-EU students back on the table

Students and higher education institutions in Finland are caught up in the austerity measures their government is preparing to impose. The Finnish economy has been...

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