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pathway-programmesThe 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...

Ireland implements student immigration and quality assurance reforms

Over the course of 2015, the Irish government began to introduce a number of reforms in its student immigration system, with the goal of strengthening...

non-eu-students-in-ukSharp declines from emerging markets pressuring non-EU enrolment in UK

The latest higher education enrolment statistics from the UK will do nothing to calm the debate over immigration and internationalisation policies in the country. The...

Finland introduces university tuition fees for non-EU students

It has been a running “will they or won’t they” question for some time, but the Finnish Parliament has now imposed tuition fees for non-European...

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,...

Sweden’s international student numbers up for the first time since 2011

The Swedish government moved to introduce higher education tuition fees for non-European Union/non-European Economic Area students in 2011, and foreign student enrolment in the country...

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...

New study maps important shifts in international undergraduate enrolment

A new report from the UK Higher Education International Unit describes a fast-growing market for international undergraduate students, one that has seen enrolment in major...

“Lively debate” could see foreign students excluded from net migration targets in the UK

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne sent a strong signal last week that the British government may be moving toward excluding foreign students from official...

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...

Shifting demographics reshaping German demand for language study abroad

A recent survey by the German agency association FDSV (Fachverband Deutscher Sprachreise-Veranstalter) has found that the number of Germans going abroad for language study declined...

Survey points to growing role for digital in international recruitment

It won’t come as a surprise that most international educators are giving greater weight to online marketing channels these days. Prospective students are heavy Internet...

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...

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...

Online video marketing in 2015: Be everywhere

In marketing circles today, the two words on everyone’s lips are “mobile” and “video.” Both trends are linked to the changing way consumers are accessing...

Fifth annual English proficiency ranking finds Latin America on the rise

Higher national levels of English proficiency are linked to higher per capita income levels, more open and accessible business environments, improved quality of life (as...

British government proposes major higher education reform package

The British government signalled its intention last week to undertake a major shake-up of higher education starting in 2016. An official consultation paper released on...

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