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key-influencers-for-international-studentsNew report tracks key influencers for international students

Who influences international students’ study abroad decisions? And what types of goals are driving students’ interest in study abroad? These are some of the questions...

Report: Saudi scholarship programme to sharpen focus on top universities

Very few international education initiatives have had the impact of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Scholarship Programme (KASP). First established in 2005, the programme has sent...

oz-education-exports-nov-2015Australian education exports top AUS$19 billion in 2015

There is some final counting to be done but the latest numbers from Australia confirm that 2015 was another strong year of growth for international...

Hong Kong’s outbound numbers continue to rise

Hong Kong has cemented its reputation as one of the world’s most attractive destinations for international students, and is now ranked 8th by higher education...

US court extends deadline for new post-study STEM work rules

International students in the US hoping to gain practical experience in their chosen fields of study are getting an extra and unwanted learning experience about...

Falling oil prices put Nigerian scholarship funding in doubt

In a worrying development for one of international education’s most important emerging markets, Nigerian students studying abroad on scholarships are reporting that they are not...

China opens up work rights for foreign students; Indonesia moves to streamline visa processing

The growing trend to intra-regional mobility is one that we will continue to follow as it bears both on the world’s major established sending markets...

Peru commits to bilingualism with a new focus on English

Driven in part by its considerable mineral wealth, the Peruvian economy has seen strong growth in recent years, helping spur outbound student mobility as well...

Is employability data an untapped resource for student recruiters?

In many of the world’s key sending markets for international students, employability is both a major concern and a key motivator for study abroad. The...

The growing importance of pathway programmes

Pathway programmes, also commonly referred to as foundation programmes, are more and more on the radar of international educators in recent years. There is a...

Ireland implements student immigration and quality assurance reforms

Over the course of 2015, the Irish government began to introduce a number of reforms in its student immigration system, with the goal of strengthening...

Sharp declines from emerging markets pressuring non-EU enrolment in UK

The latest higher education enrolment statistics from the UK will do nothing to calm the debate over immigration and internationalisation policies in the country. The...

The impact of accreditation on Intensive English Programmes in the US

Two years have passed since full implementation of law requiring that all Intensive English Programmes (IEPs) in the US be accredited in order to enrol...

Finland introduces university tuition fees for non-EU students

It has been a running “will they or won’t they” question for some time, but the Finnish Parliament has now imposed tuition fees for non-European...

Five for Friday

This latest instalment in our occasional “Five for Friday” column gathers some of the more eye-catching and varied items that we’ve been reading lately. The...

Panama’s rising economy funding new investments in education and English training

Situated on the Central American isthmus, Panama boasts the two busiest ports in the world, a canal that sees 4% of all global trade pass...

Education and the exercise of soft power in China

Soft power, the thinking goes, is a strategy of promoting the national interest by means of persuasion and attraction, as opposed to “hard power,” meaning...

New report finds slower growth for US graduate programmes in 2015

The latest report from the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) finds that growth in international enrolment in US graduate studies has slowed. Applications and first-time...

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