Higher Education

study-tracks-increasing-popularity-alternate-credentialsStudy tracks the increasing popularity of alternate credentials

One in four higher education institutions in North America now offer badges and three in four say that such alternate credentials are “strategically important to...

brazil-second-year-strong-growthBrazil marks a second year of strong growth

There was a 23% increase in Brazilian outbound in 2017, with a record 302,000 students studying abroad that year...

universities-uk-renews-call-clarity-brexit-termsUniversities UK renews call for clarity on Brexit terms

The UK and European Union reached an important milestone in the Brexit talks last month. On 19 March, negotiators formalised an agreement for a 21-month...

Signs of growth in Nepal

Official figures appear to understate Nepalese outbound at roughly 44,000 in 2017, whereas the actual number is...

From the field: Affordability shaping Kenyan outbound trends

Kenya is one of those markets that is sometimes hard to see clearly. The official stats from UNESCO suggest that outbound mobility has been essentially...

Indonesia prepared to welcome foreign universities

Indonesia has a long-running, on-again-off-again strategy to open up its higher education system to foreign providers. The legislation that provides for such foreign participation in...

Ireland to create new technological universities

Ten of the 14 institutes of technology in Ireland have embarked on a process that will lead to the establishment of up to four new...

Rising demand for one-year business master’s degrees

For several years, there have been signs that the traditional MBA model is under pressure, with many schools reporting declining application volumes and with students...

Canada books 20% growth in 2017

Driven by continuing strong numbers from China and a notable expansion of Indian enrolments, Canada hosted a record...

Leading MOOC provider announces full degree programmes

Coursera, the world’s largest MOOC platform by enrolment, has announced that it will launch six new degree programmes...

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...

US F-1 visas down nearly 17% in 2017

New data from the US State Department points to a marked decrease in the number of F-1 visas issued to international students in 2017. The...

Australia welcomed more than 600,000 foreign students in 2017

International enrolment in Australia reached a new high in 2017, with 13% growth over the year before and a total count of...

From the field: The rapid expansion of English-taught programmes in Turkey

One of the very interesting stories in higher education this decade is the continuing expansion of English-taught programmes...

Foreign language enrolment in the US trending downward

A preliminary report from the US-based Modern Language Association (MLA) finds that enrolment in foreign language programmes in US institutions – that is, all languages other...

Australia: Offshore delivery growing but more slowly than in-country enrolments

New data from the Department of Education and Training (DET) provides an interesting snapshot of the offshore delivery of Australian higher education. The DET report sets...

Germany ranked as most attractive study destination in Europe

An annual ranking of European study destinations places Germany at the top of the table as the most attractive...

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...

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