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Demonetisation move triggers cash crunch in India

In an unscheduled live television address on 8 November, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the demonetisation of India’s ₹500 and ₹1,000 banknotes. Put simply, the...

Outbound mobility from Kazakhstan up 140% over past decade

At 2.7 million square kilometers, Kazakhstan is the ninth-largest country in the world and roughly the size of Western Europe. The name Kazakhstan derives from...

international-students-in-chinaChina moving to expand student recruitment in Southeast Asia

China is the latest major study destination to signal its growing interest in burgeoning international student markets in Southeast Asia. The Indonesian news agency Antara...

Five for Friday

An occasional round-up of some of the more eye-catching and varied items that we’ve been reading lately, including best practices for multi-lingual websites, Donald Trump’s...

Survey reveals motivations of postgraduate students in emerging markets

We love a good student survey around here, and QS is out this month with an interesting new slice of data that focuses on the...

China now the leading host for international branch campuses

A new report from the Observatory on Borderless Higher Education (OBHE) points to continued growth in the number of international branch campuses (IBCs) worldwide, but...

Annual ranking says Europe still leads on English proficiency

The 6th annual EF English Proficiency Index (EPI) was released yesterday, and, as always, it provides a fascinating window into levels of English proficiency in regions...

Taiwan aims to double international student numbers by 2019

Taiwan has announced plans to increase its international student numbers by 30,000 with a goal to host 58,000 foreign students by 2019. This will more...

Four megatrends that are changing the competitive landscape of international education

Slowing growth, a booming middle class, shifting destination market share, and new regional study destinations are helping to set a new competitive dynamic in international...

2016 Agent Barometer survey reveals important shifts in destination appeal and student perceptions

Key findings from the 2016 ICEF i-graduate Agent Barometer were released yesterday at the ICEF Berlin Workshop. Now in its tenth year, the Agent Barometer...

Strong global growth projected for private K-12, but variable by market

A new report affirms the remarkable growth in private K-12 education worldwide, particularly through the rapid expansion of international schools as well as English-medium private...

Consortium announces major expansion of MicroMasters programmes

Founded by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2012, edX is the world’s second-largest provider of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses). Along...

OECD report highlights internationally mobile students in advanced higher education

The OECD’s annual Education at a Glance report is a handy reference for a wide range of education metrics across the Organisation for Economic Co-operation...

Five emerging markets to watch

After more than a decade of rapid expansion in international enrolments, the focus in major study destinations is turning more and more to diversification. And...

Five for Friday

An occasional round-up of some of the more eye-catching and varied items that we’ve been reading lately: recruiting tips for smaller institutions, big moves in...

Strengthening the connection between education and employment

For many students and families, education is the path to new or better careers and, ultimately, to a better future. This expectation is a key...

Survey finds increasing focus on online channels among higher education marketers

A global survey of nearly 200 higher education marketers finds that digital continues to claim a growing role in student recruitment this year. QS Digital...

Chinese universities break into top global rankings for the first time

The growing strength of China’s higher education system has been on full display of late, most recently with the country’s strong showing in major global...

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