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icefmonitor-2014-in-review2014 in review: The year’s most popular items from ICEF Monitor

We are closing out 2014 by carrying on a tradition that we began in 2013: a review of our must-read posts from the past year....

vocational-educationJob forecasts driving greater emphasis on vocational and professional training

A new report from the Paris-based OECD secretariat, Skills beyond school: synthesis report, OECD reviews of vocational education and training, attests to a growing recognition...

mystery-shopper-experimentMystery shopping experiment on social media: Is there anybody out there?

The following is a guest post by COO Ben Waxman and Academic Advisor Lisa Cynamon Mayers of International Education Advantage (Intead). The authors greatly appreciate...

Canadian immigration reforms continue; new credential introduced for international student advisors

At the recent annual conference of the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE), officials from Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) reported on the continuing implementation...

Record-high international enrolment in Canada in 2013; many students plan to stay

In January of this year, Canada launched its International Education Strategy with an expressed goal to double international enrolment to 450,000 students by 2022. According...

Pricing education in an era of increasing competitiveness and student expectations

At a time when educational options for young students are more numerous and varied than ever before, institutions and schools are under increasing pressure to:...

Eighth annual Agent Barometer survey gathers insights from 104 countries

The results from the 2014 installment of the ICEF i-graduate Agent Barometer – the most comprehensive survey of education agents regarding their perspectives on the...

Women increasingly outpacing men’s higher education participation in many world markets

It used to be that men were overrepresented in higher education, but that trend has been changing for several years now. In the 1990s, in...

New report forecasts postgraduate mobility trends through 2024

The British Council has just released a report – Postgraduate student mobility trends to 2024 – that forecasts the contributions of 23 source markets to...

New surveys compare relative costs of study abroad and parents’ perception of educational quality

The global investment bank HSBC continues to produce interesting research on global study destinations. This year the bank released two reports that aim to compare...

OECD releases detailed study of global education trends for 2014

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has released its annual Education at a Glance report for 2014, and it is full of useful...

Teachers’ strike in British Columbia raising concerns for international student programmes

An ongoing labour dispute is raising concerns about the 2014 international student intake in British Columbia, Canada’s westernmost province and a leading destination for the...

The agent question: New data has the answer

In international education circles, the use of education agents is simultaneously controversial, and widespread. But, as a new report published today by The Observatory on...

Tuition increases should be paired with increased student aid, says new report

A recently released European Commission study finds that, when they are balanced with expanded financial aid for students, increases in tuition fees do not negatively...

Conference panel imagines a bigger tent for international education

What better place to explore the role of industry associations than an industry conference convened by an association? That was the task of a distinguished...

Canada releases list of designated institutions for student visas

We reported earlier this year on Canada’s revised regulations for its International Student Program (ISP). The new regulations have now come into effect – as...

Study provides new insights on the role of agents in Canadian education

A fascinating study on the use of educational agents in Canada has been released by the Council of Ministers of Education of Canada (CMEC). The...

Show me: Students want evidence their degree will lead to success

As we recently reported, a recent Hobson’s survey found that prospective international students are not looking primarily for proof of student satisfaction when they assess...

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