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Foreign enrolment in the Netherlands reaches a record high in 2016/17

Higher education institutions in the Netherlands received a record number of international students this year: over 112,000 international students were enrolled for the 2016/17 academic...

global-survey-highlights-regional-trends-english-proficiencyGlobal survey highlights regional trends for English proficiency

The 7th annual EF English Proficiency Index (EPI) was released earlier this month. As in previous years, the EPI ranks the proficiency of non-native-speaking countries...

report-uk-home-secretary-pushing-removal-international-students-net-migration-countsReport: UK Home Secretary pushing for removal of international students from net migration counts

The UK’s inclusion of international students in net migration statistics has often been contentious – and perhaps never more so than now. Media reports suggest that...

Global investment in student housing reaches new heights

Most study destinations don’t have enough purpose-built student housing (PBSH) to go around, or at least not sufficient beds to keep pace with growing enrolments....

BRIC economies return to growth in 2017

It has been a rocky few years for some of the world’s largest emerging economies. An overall weakness in commodity markets – notably the drop in...

New report maps student expectations for language study

In recent years, the International Association of Language Centres (IALC) has published a series of studies that contribute to our understanding of the global language...

Specialised camps are raising the bar for junior programmes

The junior segment is big business for leading ELT (English-language training) destinations and an increasingly important growth segment in a global market where overall year-over-year...

US suspends visa processing in Turkey

Update for 7 November 2017: The US Department of State announced this week that US embassies and consulates in Turkey have resumed processing of non-immigrant visas “on a...

Ireland launches new fund for international university partnerships

Ireland has introduced a new €500,000 fund to support activities leading to expanded collaborations between Irish...

MBA programmes report shifting international application volumes

A global survey finds that a majority of graduate business programmes are reporting growth in application...

Fifty-fold increase in English-taught bachelor’s degrees in Europe

From the turn of the century onward, Europe has seen dramatic growth in the number of English-medium programmes on...

OECD charts a slowing of international mobility growth

Every year, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) produces a massive report that rolls up a considerable range of education data and trends....

Rolling out the first large-scale scholarship programmes for MOOCs

The landscape of international student mobility has always been heavily informed by large-scale scholarship programmes. Europe’s Erasmus programme is a prominent illustration of the strong influence...

Post-Brexit planning in the UK: tighter controls for EU students; hope for continuing research collaboration

The British government’s post-Brexit ambitions for higher education are becoming a little clearer thanks to a recent combination of leaks and official position papers. The...

What rankings are most important to students?

It has long been held that global university rankings are important to students, and that, particularly in some markets, they play a significant role in...

UK: Net migration questioned again as new data shows 97% of international students leave in time

New border exit check data from the UK reveals that 97.4%...

Ireland moves to expand student housing stock

Demand for housing in Ireland, and student housing in particular, considerably outstrips supply. There is an estimated shortage...

Growing openness to online programmes among parents

A new global survey of parents with school or college-aged children finds a strong interest in study abroad...

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