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teaching-english-in-universitiesTrend Alert: English spreads as teaching language in universities worldwide

The Politecnico di Milano, one of Italy’s most prestigious universities, made waves in mid-May when it announced that it will teach and assess most of...

market-snapshot-south-africaMarket 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...

online-learning8 countries leading the way in online education

Online education is quickly becoming a major phenomenon around the world, as we highlighted in a recent piece “Free online courses, recruitment and the university...

What determines growth rates in global higher education enrolments?

A new British Council study, The Shape of Things to Come: Higher education global trends and emerging opportunities to 2020, has recently become available in...

Has the Arab Spring contributed to increased demand for study abroad?

Early World Education Services (WES) data for 2012 suggests that US higher education institutions – and by extension, institutions from other countries favoured by Arab...

New research on global employment trends for youth paints a severe picture

Youth unemployment has risen by 26.5% between 2008 and 2011, leaving a staggering global population of nearly 75 million people aged 15-24 without a job....

Market snapshots: Botswana, Sub-Saharan Africa, South Sudan

Earlier this month, we presented a round-up of news from Tanzania, Kenya, Mauritius and South Africa. Today we turn to Botswana, Sub-Saharan Africa and South...

World tourism revenues pass US$1 trillion in 2011

The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is reporting that international tourism revenues surpassed US$1 trillion in 2011. Writing recently in UNWTO World Tourism Barometer,...

African countries continue to invest in higher education

A flurry of stories on higher education developments in African nations provides ongoing evidence that several African nations are very serious about participating in, contributing...

New degree system drives rising enrolment and quality in Niger

West African countries are continuing to implement the bachelor-master-doctorate system, or LMD – with University World News reporting that Niger is one of the latest....

Number of Nigerians studying in UK will nearly double by 2015

Mr Iain Stewart, member of the British Parliament, said that about 30,000 Nigerian students would be studying in various universities across the United Kingdom by...

Newly published report compares pricing, market trends worldwide

WYSE Travel Confederation in conjunction with its research partner Student Marketing have released the second in a series of planned industry review studies, this time...

Study projects slower growth in higher education enrolment

The British Council previewed findings this week from a forthcoming report that forecasts the global higher education landscape through 2020. The study, The Shape of...

ALTO quarterly report reveals positive outlook from language travel industry

The Association of Language Travel Organisations (ALTO) provides a snapshot of the language travel industry via its quarterly report, ALTO Pulse. The latest report from...

Overseas student numbers, fees rise in the UK

The number of international students at UK universities has risen by 35 percent over the past five years, and has more than doubled since 2000-01,...

A more complex marketplace taking shape for 2012

A pair of recent articles from University World News point to an increasingly complex and shifting international education marketplace for 2012. The first, “Confusion, contradictions...

Global survey finds that nearly 90% of agents expect to place more students this year

The results are in from the 2011 i-graduate ICEF Agent Barometer Survey, and as usual, they offer indispensable insights for stakeholders in international education. Fully...

East Asian students are most likely to hire agents, study finds

In the continuing debate over the hiring of international recruiting agents by college applicants and colleges themselves, the British Council has produced a report that...

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