Higher Education

africa-ascending:-the-demographic-juggernaut-driving-student-mobility-in-the-21st-centuryAfrica ascending: The demographic juggernaut driving student mobility in the 21st century

The following feature article marks the first instalment of a special series on emerging markets in Africa, and has been adapted for publication here from...

australian-students-studying-abroad-more-than-ever-beforeAustralian students studying abroad more than ever before

One in four (24%) Australian undergraduate students participated in a study abroad learning experience in 2018, up from 22.4% in 2017. Across all levels of...

closer-to-home-intra-regional-mobility-in-asiaCloser to home: Intra-regional mobility in Asia

The following feature article is adapted from the 2019 edition of ICEF Insights magazine. The complete issue is available to download now. For the past...

Rapid growth in Indian higher education system, but report calls for sweeping reforms

India’s higher education system is one of the largest in the world, with close to 52,000 institutions, and enrolment in it is now four times...

Slowing in Chinese commencements for most major study destinations

Educators and governments in the major English-speaking study destinations – Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States – have known for some years that...

Marginal growth in foreign enrolment in the US buoyed by OPT numbers

The just-released 2019 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange, published by the Institute of International Education (IIE) in cooperation with the US Department of...

Australian international student enrolments up 11% through September 2019

Australia is once again on its way to double-digit growth in international student numbers for 2019, with 720,150 students enrolled across various sectors as of...

The “60-year curriculum” and the elevation of career services

The past few years have witnessed an exceptionally rapid evolutionary phase in higher education, one driven in large part by the globalised, digitised economy’s incessant...

French court ruling puts planned fee increase in doubt

Open access to public higher education is a deeply held value in France, so much so that French students attend university virtually for free, as...

China unveils new push for excellence in undergraduate programmes

The Chinese government has outlined a plan to reform the quality of undergraduate teaching, courses, and evaluation procedures at its universities in order to improve...

More than 750,000 Indian students abroad in 2018

It is no secret that China has been the engine of growth in global student mobility for the better part of two decades now. But...

New horizons: Selecting new markets and welcoming students from them

Identifying new recruitment markets can often start by looking more closely at students already on campus from emerging...

US admissions officers increasingly concerned about enrolment targets

More than half (52%) of admissions directors at US colleges say they did not meet their enrolment targets by mid-year (1 July) and 86% are...

Global survey reveals growing interest in shorter programmes and lifelong learning

A new Pearson survey reveals that students today are aware that there are different ways of obtaining the education/skills they need for their careers, and...

From the field: Russia’s push to host 700,000 students by 2025

Russia has seen its foreign enrolment grow very rapidly over the last 15 years. Between 2004 and 2014, international student numbers roughly tripled to surpass...

Study reports declining international interest in US business schools

A new study from the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) highlights the relative attractiveness of the business schools in leading study destinations. The framing of...

UK’s business schools highly reliant on international postgraduate students

A new report from the Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS) analysed data from the UK’s Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) and found that between...

Stealth applicants and the role of the institutional website

Data released earlier this year reveals that the vast majority of international students never make contact with the university, college, or school they apply to...

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