Higher Education

snapshot-the-united-arab-emiratesCountry snapshot: United Arab Emirates

In countries like the US and UK, the higher education sector has always been a source of national pride and investment able to draw foreign...

international-tuition-trendsInternational tuition trends reflect competitive nature of today’s recruitment environment

Luring the increasingly mobile and discerning international student has evolved into a high stakes affair for educational institutions, one complicated by rising competitive pressures as...

educational-travel-in-2013Trend alert: Optimistic outlook for educational travel in 2013

Youth travel accounts for 20% of the global travel industry, and so when ICEF Monitor wanted to know more about the sector, one of the...

Social networks: students love Tumblr

According to The Daily Dot, “Tumblr” surpassed “blog” in December as one of the most searched terms on Google, thus confirming the slow fall of...

New regulations proposed for student visas in Canada

As Canada rises up the ranks of leading destination countries for international students, its federal government is planning some important changes to the Canadian student...

Are learning and technology preferences impacting recruitment?

Recently, ICEF Monitor looked at how to appeal to the Chinese market by crafting marketing messages to reflect their propensity for luxury brands and experiences....

US one step closer towards passing STEM legislation, increasing H-1B visas

A bipartisan group of Senators introduced a bill last week that would automatically grant green cards to international graduates of US universities with degrees in...

Indian, Pakistani enrolments drop sharply in UK; is new promotion agency the solution?

In a recent ICEF Monitor post, we asked: “Can the UK’s higher education sector retain its market share despite its government’s goals to reduce immigration...

With US enrolments declining, strategies may focus further on international students

The most recent instalment of a well-regarded annual survey of American colleges and universities contains findings suggesting that many American higher education institutions may further...

Trends shaping higher education in the Middle East and North Africa

Today we present our exclusive interview with Dr Derar Bal’awi, Regional Director for the MENA Region at International Group for Educational Consultancy (IGEC) based in...

Targeted student recruitment techniques in Pakistan

Yesterday at the ICEF Dubai Workshop, nearly 400 participants active in student recruitment in the Middle East, North Africa, and Southeast Asia gathered to network...

Understanding cultural gaps a key to success in China

The economic ascent and sheer size of the Chinese market have placed it top-of-mind in corporate boardrooms as well as meeting rooms in universities and...

International education now worth €1 billion to the Irish economy

With international education in Ireland reaching a value of €1 billion, foreign student arrivals are proving their worth, providing much needed revenue into Ireland’s education...

Globalised economy continues to drive demand for foreign language proficiency

Virtually all of the most ambitious students in the world, at all levels – elementary, secondary, and tertiary – have one thing in common in...

International students watch Finland and wait

In the wake of sweeping changes in educational systems throughout Europe, Finland remains the last EU country that does not charge tuition to international students....

Chinese students drawn to elite education brands

“Before the economy opened up, a chic suit meant one with the label of a state-owned factory sewn ostentatiously on the sleeve. How times change.”...

International branch campuses: this is the year to hit “pause” before “go”

The last couple of years have witnessed a rush of international branch campus openings (or other types of “foreign education outpost”). Already, some of these...

Field report: Ukrainians consider a wider variety of study destinations

Following his recent trip to Uzbekistan, ICEF’s Director of the CIS countries Mr Sergey Krasnyanskiy travelled to the Ukraine to liaise with educational agencies and...

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