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student enrolment in JapanJapan looks to ASEAN markets for enrolment growth

With a combined population of 600 million people and a middle class that is projected to exceed 100 million people by 2020, the ten states...

key-influencers-for-international-studentsNew report tracks key influencers for international students

Who influences international students’ study abroad decisions? And what types of goals are driving students’ interest in study abroad? These are some of the questions...

hong-kong-outbound-studentsHong Kong’s outbound numbers continue to rise

Hong Kong has cemented its reputation as one of the world’s most attractive destinations for international students, and is now ranked 8th by higher education...

China opens up work rights for foreign students; Indonesia moves to streamline visa processing

The growing trend to intra-regional mobility is one that we will continue to follow as it bears both on the world’s major established sending markets...

Coming soon: A new data standard for language programme information

The Association of Language Travel Organisations (ALTO) is moving forward with plans to establish an industry standard for sharing basic information about language programmes. The...

Is employability data an untapped resource for student recruiters?

In many of the world’s key sending markets for international students, employability is both a major concern and a key motivator for study abroad. The...

The growing importance of pathway programmes

Pathway programmes, also commonly referred to as foundation programmes, are more and more on the radar of international educators in recent years. There is a...

Five for Friday

This latest instalment in our occasional “Five for Friday” column gathers some of the more eye-catching and varied items that we’ve been reading lately. The...

Education and the exercise of soft power in China

Soft power, the thinking goes, is a strategy of promoting the national interest by means of persuasion and attraction, as opposed to “hard power,” meaning...

MOOC enrolment surpassed 35 million in 2015

More students signed up for MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) in 2015 than in the previous three years combined. The field of online courses became...

Goal oriented: International enrolment targets around the world

2015 was a banner year for many study destinations. But, as much growth as we have seen in international student mobility over the past decade,...

2015 in review: The most-read and must-reads from the year

As we count down the final days of the year, let’s take a moment to look back over 2015 with our third annual review of...

The relationship between currency exchange and student mobility

It has been a tumultuous year for the world economy, which in many quarters is still recovering from the deep economic shocks of the 2008...

China tops latest university rankings for emerging economies

The growing influence and reputation of China’s education system is on full display in the Times Higher Education (THE) BRICS & Emerging Economies Rankings 2016....

Nepal emerging as an important growth market for international education

Demographic and economic shifts in Nepal, mirroring those occurring in other Asian nations, have resulted in a sharp increase in the country’s under-25 population and...

New OECD report summarises global mobility trends

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) released its annual report on global education trends last week. Education at a Glance 2015 draws on...

Internationalisation continues to shape the Malaysian education brand

Earlier this year, Malaysia released its national strategy for higher education, The Malaysia Education Blueprint 2015-2025. As we reported at the time, the blueprint is...

Under pressure: Changing markets and the evolution of the university

This article is adapted and reprinted with permission from a special commemorative magazine produced to mark the 20th anniversary of the ICEF Berlin Workshop. We...

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