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global-survey-highlights-regional-trends-english-proficiencyGlobal survey highlights regional trends for English proficiency

The 7th annual EF English Proficiency Index (EPI) was released earlier this month. As in previous years, the EPI ranks the proficiency of non-native-speaking countries...

record-high-foreign-enrolment-us-commencements-decline-first-time-12-yearsRecord-high foreign enrolment in US but commencements decline for the first time in 12 years

The US remains the world’s leading destination with a record-high 1.08 million foreign students enrolled in 2016/17. This represents a 3.4% increase over the year...

2017-agent-barometer-survey-links-student-agent-perceptions-destination-attractiveness2017 Agent Barometer survey links student and agent perceptions with destination attractiveness

Now in its 11th year, the annual ICEF i-graduate Agent Barometer continues to be a landmark survey of the practices and perceptions of education agents around...

New report maps student expectations for language study

A survey of nearly 5,000 current and former language students finds very high levels of student satisfaction and expectations...

The growing importance of the two-year college recruitment channel in the US

There are now more than 95,000 international students enrolled in two-year colleges in the US...

Australian education exports approaching AUS$29 billion

Official government statistics place the value of Australian education exports at AUS$28.6 billion (US$22 billion)...

Thailand’s growing supply-demand gap in higher education

Thailand has a big demographic challenge. The population is ageing quickly, and the number of college-aged students is projected to decline sharply through 2040. The...

Australia announces updated ELICOS standards

Australian Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham took the opportunity of his ministerial address at the Australian International Education Conference (AIEC) in Hobart last...

Ireland launches new fund for international university partnerships

Ireland has introduced a new €500,000 fund to support activities leading to expanded collaborations between Irish...

China announces new push for elite university status

On 21 September, the Government of China introduced a new programme that will aim to further boost a select group of Chinese universities toward world...

Fifty-fold increase in English-taught bachelor’s degrees in Europe

From the turn of the century onward, Europe has seen dramatic growth in the number of English-medium programmes on...

OECD charts a slowing of international mobility growth

Every year, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) produces a massive report that rolls up a considerable range of education data and trends....

College admissions under pressure in the US: International numbers down for some

For colleges and universities in the US, 1 May is the traditional benchmark date for measuring whether or not enrolment goals for the coming year...

Rolling out the first large-scale scholarship programmes for MOOCs

Two corporate giants – Google and Bertelsmann – have launched a large-scale scholarship programme for MOOC studies...

What rankings are most important to students?

It has long been held that global university rankings are important to students, and that, particularly in some markets, they play a significant role in...

India moves on from branch campus plan

India has effectively turned the page on its plan to open its market to foreign universities. After moving last year to liberalise regulations permitting the...

The business case for translating your website

Only about one in four Internet users worldwide are native English speakers. There has been considerable growth...

Megatrend: The shift to emerging markets

The world is in the midst of a global power and population shift from developed to emerging economies...

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