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us-travel-banBulletin: US announces travel ban for Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen

Late Friday afternoon, newly elected US President Donald Trump signed an executive order effectively blocking entry to the United States for the next 90 days...

korean-student-recruitmentKeys to the Market: South Korea

South Korea is one of the most-established sending markets in Asia, and has been a major source of international students for nearly 20 years now....

Russia: Education agents optimistic as economy strengthens in 2017

Three out of four Russian agents expect to refer more students abroad in 2017 than they did last year. This is one of the top-level...

Growth in France but market share still slipping

International enrolment in France grew again last year, with a year-over-year increase of 3.6% that saw the country hosting 309,642 foreign students in 2015/16. This...

New data suggests Japanese outbound market has been significantly undercounted

Japan has long been an important outbound student market, and a major sender to English-speaking destinations in particular. However, the narrative has been of a...

US: The link between public funding and international student recruitment

With international students paying up to three times as much in tuition as in-state residents, public research universities in the United States are increasingly turning...

Australia on track for 12% growth in 2016

The latest data release from the Australian Department of Education and Training (DET) reveals that the country’s international education sector is tracking toward another year...

UK: Projecting Brexit fallout as non-EU enrolment stays flat

Earlier today, British Prime Minister Theresa May stepped to the podium at Lancaster House in London and set out 12 guiding principles for the UK’s...

Global MOOC enrolment jumped again last year

Student enrolment in MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) has been growing at an especially fast clip over the last few years and that pace barely slowed...

Keys to the market: Japan

Japan is a traditional powerhouse among outbound student markets but those numbers have of course been in decline for some time. More recently, however, there...

Adapting to the new realities of the Saudi Arabian market

One of the key senders of international students to the US over the past decade, Saudi Arabia has turned from a seller’s to a buyer’s...

From the field: Recruiting in East Africa

The Republic of Uganda is one of the vast continent of Africa’s smaller countries, located in the sub-Saharan east and landlocked by larger neighbors such...

Trump victory driving increased interest in Canadian universities

Universities in Canada are reporting a pronounced increase in inquiries and applications from US students, and it appears that Donald Trump’s surprising victory in November’s presidential...

Looking back on 2016: The year in review

2017 is just around the corner, and, just before we usher it in, we are pleased to present our fourth annual review of the year...

Demonetisation move triggers cash crunch in India

In an unscheduled live television address on 8 November, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the demonetisation of India’s ₹500 and ₹1,000 banknotes. Put simply, the...

Foreign enrolment in Russia triples over past decade

A new report from the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) finds that the number of foreign students enrolled in Russian...

Early indications of a notable drop in EU enrolment in the UK

New data from the UK’s Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) reveals a 9% drop in the number of European Union students applying for admission...

Outbound mobility from Kazakhstan up 140% over past decade

At 2.7 million square kilometers, Kazakhstan is the ninth-largest country in the world and roughly the size of Western Europe. The name Kazakhstan derives from...

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