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student-applicationsThe increasingly negative impact of social media profiles on student admissions

A new Kaplan Test Prep survey of 350 US college admissions officials reported that 27% of them Googled applicants (up from 20% in 2011) and...

social_media_disrupted_marketStaying online in disrupted markets

“Nature, governments, and people will always have a way of disrupting things.” This was the message shared at one of the dozens of educational seminars held...

SEO: Why it’s so important in student recruitment and 10 simple tips to get started

Recent research shows that online search is a major factor in students’ discovery and choice of education institution. In fact, a new study from Google...

Biometric testing in exam industry works to stamp out fraud

Schools and assessment companies take exam fraud seriously and do all they can to prevent students, instructors, and administrators from suffering its consequences. Recent security...

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...

The 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...

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...

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...

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...

Key growth drivers behind increasing enrolment in Gulf states

Quality education is essential in the economic development of any nation. This fact is clearly evidenced from past experiences of countries/regions such as Singapore, Ireland,...

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...

Scholarships and social change in Saudi Arabia

Wearing the black face-covering veil favoured by Saudi women, Maha Mazyad looked through leaflets for prospective jobs with some of the Islamic kingdom’s largest companies...

Islamic nations join forces, strengthen education opportunities

The Jeddah-based Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has announced a higher education exchange programme that will facilitate scholarships, faculty exchanges, collaboration on distance learning methods...

Trend Alert: English spreads as teaching language in universities worldwide

The Politecnico di Milano, one of Italy’s most prestigious universities, made waves in mid-May when it announced that it will teach and assess most of...

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...

Has the Arab Spring contributed to increased demand for study abroad?

Early World Education Services (WES) data for 2012 suggests that US higher education institutions – and by extension, institutions from other countries favoured by Arab...

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