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indian-government-puts-foreign-university-legislation-on-the-shelfIndian government puts foreign university legislation on the shelf

Editor’s Note: Our follow up article published in April 2013 indicates that after a two-and-a-half-year delay, the foreign education providers bill was cleared by a...

china-international-studentsIn China, father (and mother) knows best: 65% of study abroad decisions made by parents

China is the world’s biggest source of international students. By some estimates, more than one million Chinese students are studying abroad today, and a recent...

dream-job-work-abroadNew Zealand enhances work abroad initiatives

New Zealand has taken new steps to boost the country’s work abroad sector and entice international students to its shores. New work rights for English...

Canada: Bill C-35 update for offshore agents; greater scrutiny for student visas

ICEF Monitor turns to Canada today for two important updates: clarification on Bill C-35 for offshore student recruitment agents and upcoming revisions to the country’s...

New reports on student decision making from India, Pakistan, Indonesia, Egypt and Turkey

How do international students make the decision to study abroad? Do parents play an influential role? How do a student’s career goals play into the...

Germany strengthens its stance as 4th most popular study destination in the world

Lately it seems that Germany is taking a number of steps to boost its appeal among international students… and it’s working – new figures reveal...

Preferred recruitment strategies of US graduate schools

In March 2012, the US higher education consulting firm Noel-Levitz and The National Association of Graduate Admissions Professionals (NAGAP) conducted an online survey of the...

International students generate CDN$8 billion for Canadian economy

The Canadian government has released a report showing that international students contributed more than CDN$8 billion to the Canadian economy in 2010, up from CDN$6.5...

The link between student pathways and enrolment forecasts in Australia

Recent research on the study paths followed by international students in Australia is helping to provide fresh insights into future enrolment trends for the country’s...

Scholarships and social change in Saudi Arabia

Wearing the black face-covering veil favoured by Saudi women, Maha Mazyad looked through leaflets for prospective jobs with some of the Islamic kingdom’s largest companies...

Foreign applications to Hong Kong universities up sharply this year

A surge in 2012-2013 applications to Hong Kong institutions is another sign that the country is making headway in establishing itself as an education hub....

Malaysia upgrades 78 vocational schools to colleges

In another move to strengthen its education sector, Malaysia is upgrading 78 vocational schools into colleges. The move will produce 13,000 skilled workers in four...

The rise of the volunteer sector in Asia Pacific

The volunteer sector has seen steady growth since 1990 and accounted for an estimated 1.67 million arrivals in 2010. Roughly 60% of volunteer travel participants...

New research shows high levels of satisfaction with Australian English language sector

Educational services have grown to become one of Australia’s largest services export industries, generating over AUS$18 billion dollars in export revenue at its peak in...

Vive le Québec: A distinct Canadian study destination

Editor’s Note (29 January 2014) CREPUQ’s name has been officially changed to the Bureau de coopération interuniversitaire (BCI) and it has left its role as...

Market Snapshot: South Africa

“South Africa and its neighbouring countries must urgently develop and implement higher education policies aimed at expanding student enrolments, strengthening the qualifications of academics, doubling...

Ireland flexes its promotional muscles to attract foreign students

Ireland is setting its sights on regaining momentum as a top-tier study abroad destination. Its higher education system saw major expansion in the Celtic Tiger...

Peru investing in STEM, offering 2500 scholarships

Responding to increasing demand from the industry and perpetually low rankings among Latin American countries, Peru is investing more than US$136 million in science and...

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