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A closer look at African student mobility

The UN predicts that the world’s population is going to increase to 9.6 billion in 2050 (from 7.2 billion today). Where will most of the...

new-zealand-regional-trade-strategiesNew Zealand sharpens recruitment focus with regional trade strategies

Like many destination countries for international students, New Zealand relies heavily on major world markets, notably China and India, for its international enrolment base. But...

student-visa-interviewStudent visa interviews: Behind the glass

His palms are sweaty, his heart is racing… No, it’s not a first date. It’s worse: the student visa interview. Even the most confident of...

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...

Higher ed in Russia: the international agenda takes centre stage

On the international stage, Russian higher education institutions have for many years been part of the supporting cast rather than a leading role. In the...

The link between internationalisation and recruitment

Yesterday’s article covered experts’ predictions that the US would continue to be international students’ first choice over the next decade. But the expert we quoted...

Where international students will study over the next decade

A recent post in ScienceGuide featured an analysis by Mr Alan Ruby, senior fellow at the University of Pennsylvania (and an expert on the effects...

Enrolling new students is step one, but don’t forget about retention

With all the pressures on recruitment these days, there is naturally a focus on top-line goals. How many students did we get? How does that...

Pricing and price sensitivity in international education

To what extent does cost, particularly relative cost among comparable institutions or destinations, factor in an international student’s choice of where to study? This is...

Increasing the “stay rate” of international students

International education is increasingly recognised by institutions and governments as an important export sector. In fact, the economic impact of foreign students’ tuition – along...

Opportunities await foreign educational providers as Thailand prepares for ASEAN Community

Thailand is gearing up for the ASEAN Community which is due to take shape in 2015, and in the process, the Ministry of Education is...

Using Twitter for student recruitment to maximum effect

Education Dive, an education sector news aggregator, got it right when they declared, “every university is on Twitter.” The question – as we always note...

Working with commission-based education agents: the real issue

In a departure from our normal editorial coverage, we are pleased to present the following opinion piece from ICEF CEO Markus Badde on a topic...

Europe takes stock of its international student recruitment strategies

As competition for international students intensifies around the world, the European Union is increasingly interested in promoting member countries – and indeed, the entire Eurozone...

Australian private-sector providers continue to call for visa reforms

In most destination countries, immigration policy is the area where government policy and process improvements can have the most dramatic impact on international student enrolments....

Japan’s ambitious proposals for higher education and language sectors

Japan’s government is increasingly viewing education as a vehicle to drive economic growth. Its policies highlight internationalisation and higher education reforms, as well as new...

US Department of Homeland Security school outreach programme works to eliminate fraud

The US government continually works to establish and strengthen professional relationships between academic institutions and local Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) offices in order to preserve...

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