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british-independent-schools2014 survey of British independent schools tracks expansion of overseas campuses

We reported last year on the dramatic growth in enrolment in international schools – that is, those primary and secondary schools that offer a curriculum...

international-enrolment-dropEnglish universities record first international enrolment drop in 29 years

Since 1994/95, when the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) began collecting data on international enrolments in UK higher education institutions, there has never been a...

managing-student-retentionNew studies highlight the importance of leadership and student data in managing student retention

Student retention is a vitally important topic for recruiters and education administrators alike. The business case for improving retention and completion rates is clear (see...

Global demand for STEM training a growing factor in overall enrolment trends

In its 2013 Open Doors Report, the Institute of International Education (IIE) notes that more than 40% of the 819,644 international students in the US...

Is employer engagement in education the next source of competitive advantage?

We have seen a number of reports recently on the significant skills gaps in labour markets around the world, and on correspondingly high levels of...

Summing up international student mobility in 2014

University World News published a special issue on international student mobility last week and it got us thinking about what we really know about global...

Money talks: major private investments in education reflect expectations for further growth ahead

Private equity firms – private-sector companies that provide capital in exchange for equity ownership – have continued to make significant investments in education over the...

A closer look at the international au pair landscape

The international au pair sector offers a rare combination of paid employment, provided lodging, as well as foreign language and cultural immersion. Today, ICEF Monitor...

UK ESL campaign launches in India in the wake of new findings on English proficiency and higher ed access

On the heels of a new study that shows a strong relationship between English skills and earning potential in India – a nation where access...

How will online school selection services affect education agents?

At ICEF Monitor, we have written before about how educators can power their recruitment and programming strategies via the astute collection, management, and analysis of...

UK monitoring agency Ofqual raises concerns about assessment standards

The UK is beginning the year with unwelcome news in the higher education sector. First, the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation in the UK...

New UK report calls for cohesive government policy to grow international education sector

Currently in the UK, two facts co-exist… uncomfortably. On the one hand is widespread public anxiety about immigration, fuelled in part by past governmental policies...

Mobile, video and peer-to-peer at the heart of the latest travel trends, with Asia in focus

When over 50,000 people gathered in London earlier this month, it could only mean one thing: the World Travel Market (WTM) had arrived. This massive...

Are we already entering a post-MOOC era?

The introduction of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) a couple of years ago prompted a heady mixture of excitement, panic, and scepticism. MOOCs simultaneously promised:...

New developments in the accommodations sector

In a previous article, ICEF Monitor discussed student accommodations, specifically, dormitories and their influence on prospective students’ school choices, the increased investor activity related to...

Seventh annual Agent Barometer provides agents’ view of marketplace

The results are in from the seventh annual edition of the ICEF i-graduate Agent Barometer, a comprehensive survey that delivers insight into the profile of...

Study finds more European universities offering graduate programmes in English

In less than two years, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of master’s programmes taught in English at universities in Europe. US-based...

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...

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