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south-korea-pathway-programmesSouth Korea places ban on some pathway programmes

The South Korean Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MEST) is in the midst of a legal battle against 12 study abroad agencies due to...

international-tuition-trendsInternational tuition trends reflect competitive nature of today’s recruitment environment

Luring the increasingly mobile and discerning international student has evolved into a high stakes affair for educational institutions, one complicated by rising competitive pressures as...

credit-transfer-scheme-asiaCredit transfer scheme in SE Asia gives student mobility a boost

As early as the next academic year (2013-14), a common credit transfer scheme could be adopted by all higher education institutions in the Greater Mekong...

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...

Demand for STEM programming continues to increase; countries race to meet it

“STEM workers are disproportionately involved in creating and running successful tech companies … and coming up with breakthrough inventions …. It’s not an exaggeration to...

Global tutoring industry experiencing explosive growth

As students across the globe increasingly enrol in higher education courses, tutoring has become a prime method for bolstering traditional learning. Because entrance examinations are...

The global flow of tertiary-level students

Do you like good market data as much as we do? How about informative data visualisations? Well, you can find both in a new interactive...

Opportunities abound in digital English language learning market

Last year, the worldwide language learning market (all languages combined) generated a hefty US $58.2 billion. When combined with revenues from language services such as...

South Korea making waves in educational reform

With student enrolment at Korean universities expected to drop by 40% over the next 12 years, the government is working hard to bolster the country’s...

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...

Little-known aspiring education hubs

Recently, Edudemic posted a list of ten cities aspiring to make a name for themselves as future education hubs. There were a few places you...

Research shows that studying abroad boosts creativity

Newly published research provides the best evidence yet that studying overseas boosts one’s creativity. The study titled “On the Cognitive Benefits of Cultural Experience: Exploring...

Latest ALTO report highlights struggles in global language travel industry

The Association of Language Travel Organisations (ALTO) has released its latest report from Q2 2012, which includes feedback from 229 language schools and 399 educational...

The rise of the volunteer sector in Asia Pacific

The volunteer sector has seen steady growth since 1990 and accounted for an estimated 1.67 million arrivals in 2010. Roughly 60% of volunteer travel participants...

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...

South Korean educational market maturing

South Korea is increasingly on the radar these days for its continuing market potential, but also in terms of its willingness to strengthen its own...

Australia eases visa processing for students from 29 countries

A statement released today by the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Chris Bowen MP, announced that the Government will make the visa application process easier...

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