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Over the last few months we have written extensively about the increasing demand for higher education institutions to link their programming to industry and to...

language teaching in maltaMalta continues the push to improve teaching standards

“We would like to bring about a mindshift for the language industry in Malta… to encourage schools and teachers to position themselves differently, to be...

drop-in-the-average-age-of- chinese-abroadReports indicate a significant drop in the average age of Chinese students abroad

Concerns over fierce competition in national college entrance exams, the prestige of an overseas education, and increasing financial means are continuing to fuel demand for...

Focus on the future: Transformation for higher education in Wales

This past year has been a tumultuous time for education in Wales – resignations, mergers and exam changes have made for eye-catching headlines. Amid the...

South Korean student mobility takes a dip

South Korea has traditionally been one of the world’s most robust sending markets, surpassed in numbers of students abroad only by China and India, but...

Jordan works on aligning education with its economy

As Jordanian society braces itself to absorb a massive youth surge in its population, Jordanian government institutions, businesses, and individuals are realising that their education...

Philippine higher and vocational education: revamped for 21st century demands

Last week we introduced various opportunities for education providers looking to bolster ties with the Philippines – from K-12 to language to the vocational sector....

Philippines creates opportunities in overhaul of K-12 education system

The Philippines is undergoing a major overhaul to bring it in line with education systems worldwide, starting with the K-12 sector. This change to domestic...

Qatar: a regional market with the potential to surprise

The Middle East continues to show why it is becoming an increasing focus for student recruiters. While the UAE and Saudi Arabia often stand out...

New UK strategy aims for 20% growth in international enrolment

The British government released a major strategy for the UK’s international education sector last week – International Education: Global Growth and Prosperity – that describes...

New data shows value of education rises during economic crisis

The employment gap between young people who left high school early and those who completed post-secondary education has continued to widen during the global economic...

Part 2: How to involve students’ parents in recruitment for study abroad

At the end of the last post we did on involving the parents of international students in the recruiting process, we wrote: “Parents may be...

Part 1: How to engage students’ parents during recruitment and study abroad

We’ve talked before on ICEF Monitor about the role of parents in decision making for study abroad – something even more important where younger students...

Chinese demand for overseas education remains strong despite worries about jobs

“If I want to enter a university like Tsinghua or Peking, I have to pay too much attention to the gaokao (the college entrance exam)....

The power of connecting with international students

At this time in the year, many education institutions are in transition times: they are preparing for a major admissions cycle in autumn, and/or they...

Ireland eyes STEM as key to its future

Ireland is looking ahead to its future, and it sees a country of skilled graduates in the fields of STEM (science, technology, engineering, maths). In...

SAT demand surging abroad as College Board announces redesign

Two unrelated stories about the SAT (formally the SAT Reasoning Test and one of two major standardised exams for US college admissions) have caught our...

New Zealand aims to double value of international education by 2025

Nearly 100,000 international students chose New Zealand for their studies abroad in 2012, contributing NZ $2 billion (US $1.64 billion) to the economy and supporting...

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