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mobile-and-social-media-usersNew research shows that mobile and social media users are intensely engaged online

The research on mobile device use, and associated Internet user behaviours, continues to accumulate this year. The insights in some of the latest reports build...

cape-town-south-africaSouth Africa an important regional hub for international students

Known worldwide as the Rainbow Nation, South Africa is emerging as an important regional hub for international students. However, domestic demand for university education –...

AccommodationsNew developments in the accommodations sector

In a previous article, ICEF Monitor discussed student accommodations, specifically, dormitories and their influence on prospective students’ school choices, the increased investor activity related to...

Nielsen studies highlight value of education, illustrate growing consumer confidence

“With 7 billion people living in the world, new findings from a Nielsen global survey revealed that when it comes to core fundamental lifestyle values centred...

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 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...

Descriptions of education systems in 60 countries

Nuffic – the Netherlands organisation for international cooperation in higher education – regularly releases country modules, which offer information on the education systems of about...

New national statistics compare education and student mobility in over 40 countries

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has released the 2012 edition of Education at a Glance, which enables countries to see themselves in...

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...

8 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...

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...

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...

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...

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