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five-for-fridayFive for Friday

For this instalment in our occasional “Five for Friday” column, we have gathered below some of the more eye-catching and varied items that we’ve been...

student-recruitment-agentsThe agent question: New data has the answer

In international education circles, the use of education agents is simultaneously controversial, and widespread. But, as a new report published today by The Observatory on...

south-koreaTaking the long view on Korean study abroad trends

Last year, we began to report on declining outbound mobility for Korean students. South Korea has been, and remains, one of the world’s most important...

Tuition increases should be paired with increased student aid, says new report

A recently released European Commission study finds that, when they are balanced with expanded financial aid for students, increases in tuition fees do not negatively...

Agent perspective on study abroad trends in South Korea

In the following feature interview with ICEF Monitor, Julian H. Lee, Managing Director of the Korean agency APPLY International, imparts his expert knowledge of the...

UNESCO study flags expansion of non-degree studies in post-secondary

We have seen a great deal of research lately as to the significant labour market or skills gaps that exist in countries around the world....

Global language survey links English proficiency to economic and social development

Countries with higher levels of English-language skills also have stronger economies, and their citizens enjoy higher per capita income levels and a higher quality of...

High performance, high pressure in South Korea’s education system

South Korea has been lauded for having an education system that helped transform the country and rapidly grow its economy over the past 60 years....

Declining South Korean and ESL enrolments overshadow post-secondary growth in New Zealand

Following its initial trend report earlier this year, Education New Zealand (ENZ) has released an updated International Education Snapshot with enrolment data for the first...

New report highlights changing face of the world’s freshman class; calls for expansion of higher education

More than 23 million students across the OECD and G20 countries will begin their university studies this year. This reflects a dramatic increase in university...

Hong Kong’s allure underscores strengthening Asian education hubs

This summer, the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority released statistics showing a 7% increase in the number of Hong Kong secondary school exam takers...

South Korean student mobility takes a dip

South Korea has traditionally been one of the world’s most robust sending markets, surpassed in numbers of students abroad only by China and India, but...

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...

SAT demand surging abroad as College Board announces redesign

Two unrelated stories about the SAT (formally the SAT Reasoning Test and one of two major standardised exams for US college admissions) have caught our...

Western boarding schools expand to Asia

Throughout the past several years, tradition-rich boarding schools that had previously operated only in the West have embraced internationalisation by opening branches in Asia. Today,...

American graduate schools see alarming drop in applications from Chinese students

A dramatic drop in the number of Chinese students applying to US graduate schools this spring – a 5% decline, after seven years of double-digit...

International school enrolment on pace to reach $60 billion by 2022

As the international schools market continues its expansion, ICEF Monitor reviews some riveting statistics as well as the growth drivers behind the trend. International school...

Sub-agent model offers strong benefits for institutions and agents alike

In terms of achieving results with student recruitment agents, as we have often mentioned here on ICEF Monitor, it all comes down to relationships. Naturally,...

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