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virtual-tours-in-student-recruitmentThe power of virtual tours in student recruitment

While a virtual tour can’t replace a real tour, it can be a powerful tool to entice prospective students to come to a campus in...

sweden-on-the-rebound-from-tuition-fee-falloutSweden on the rebound from tuition fee fallout

The Swedish government made a bold move last year when it introduced tuition fees for non-EU and non-EEA/Switzerland students. ICEF Monitor takes an in-depth look...

education-around-the-worldNew 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...

Engaging your alumni in international student recruitment

“Most businesses find that their best customers come from other customers’ referrals or “word of mouth” advertising.  Why would it be any different with international...

What does an expanding field of transnational education options mean for traditional recruitment models?

The evolution of the transnational education model (TNE) increasingly factors as yet another dimension of a richly varied and competitive international education marketplace. Not so...

Multi-year trends from the Agent Barometer global agent survey

The ICEF i-graduate Agent Barometer is a unique annual survey of education agents around the world, and a joint venture of ICEF and i-graduate, a...

Student and staff mobility strategies in European universities

A recent European University Association (EUA) report, “Mobility: Closing the gap between policy and practice,” is the outcome of a two-year project, known as MAUNIMO...

One in five Russian universities to close by 2014

Major international rankings have historically overlooked Russian universities, and this has apparently galvanised the Putin government to move forward with what promises to be the...

New 2035 enrolment forecasts place East Asia and the Pacific in the lead

University World News is reporting that growth predicted from 2000-30 is likely to be higher than that experienced between 1970 and 2000. The number of...

Eurozone crisis boosting student mobility in the south

As the European Union’s sovereign debt crisis continues to unfold this year, there are increasing signs that economic uncertainty at home is further encouraging students...

The rising profile of college certificates

A recent study from Georgetown University finds that the certificate is the fastest-growing form of college credential in the US as well as an important...

Thailand strengthens ties with top five study abroad destinations

The Thai International Education Consultants’ Association (TIECA) has signed an agreement with education promotion agencies from five native English-speaking countries to strengthen their collaborations in...

Increasing private-sector investment shaping student recruitment landscape

The extent and scope of private-sector participation in higher education is highly variable from country to country. But there are increasing signs that private capital...

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...

“Erasmus for All” sets the stage for a major increase in European student mobility

The European Commission has put forward proposals for a dramatic expansion and harmonisation of education, training, youth and sport support programmes in Europe. In particular,...

Australia enters visa talks with Greece as youth travel industry faces crisis

Only a few days ago, ICEF Monitor reported that New Zealand has entered a working holiday scheme with Vietnam. Now it appears Australia is also...

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...

New reports on student decision making from India, Pakistan, Indonesia, Egypt and Turkey

How do international students make the decision to study abroad? Do parents play an influential role? How do a student’s career goals play into the...

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