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agent-barometer-global-survey-results2015 Agent Barometer survey yields new insights on student concerns and growing impact of online

Results from the 2015 installment of the ICEF i-graduate Agent Barometer are now in, and this year education agents’ responses are significantly different in some...

ways-to-fine-tune-your-marketingFive ways to fine-tune your marketing this year

As we turn the corner into the last months of 2015, it is a good time to look at the marketing strategies employed over the...

private-partners-driving-growth-in-us-higher-education-onlinePrivate partners helping to drive growth of US higher education online

American universities have dramatically expanded their online programme offerings over the past five years and there are indications of continuing strong growth through 2020. One...

Five for Friday

This latest instalment in our occasional “Five for Friday” column gathers some of the more eye-catching and varied items that we’ve been reading lately. Making...

Homeward bound: The growing global investment in student housing

The past decade has seen a growing trend of private investment in education. Private money has been flowing into everything from school start-ups and acquisitions...

New report calls for more balanced internationalisation outcomes in Europe

A recent report commissioned by the European Parliament suggests that while European jurisdictions have lead efforts to deepen the internationalisation of higher education in recent...

Cuba at the crossroads of greater international engagement

Cuba has reached a pivotal point in its history. Signs of rapprochement with the United States and new economic opportunities have drawn the interest of...

A more cautious outlook for international branch campuses

The past decade has seen a rapid expansion of transnational education (TNE), including twinning arrangements, joint programmes, and, in some of the more visible and...

Canada launches new immigration certification for international student advisors

We have reported previously on the implications of 2011 amendments to Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. Simply put, the amendment makes it illegal for...

Pleased to meet you: The business case for face-to-face

It can be tempting, when considering ways to grow an international business, to reach for a technological solution. Our world is hyper-wired and clients, employees,...

When it comes to rankings, students really want to know about employment

In the 2015/16 QS World University Rankings announced earlier this month, American universities command ten of the top 20 places compared to five British universities,...

International students driving growth in US graduate programmes

The Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) reported earlier this month that first-time graduate enrolment in the US grew 3.5% between fall 2013 and fall 2014....

How do students benefit from MOOCs?

Most students don’t finish a MOOC, a Massive Open Online Course, and the statistics are consistent on this point across platforms. There are lots of...

Court ruling places US post-study STEM work rights at risk

A US federal court has set aside key post-study work provisions for foreign students in the US. In a 12 August 2015 ruling, Judge Ellen...

Lessons from Silicon Valley: Growth hacking and international recruitment

Do you need a growth hacker on your marketing and recruitment team? Growth hacking is an idea – and perhaps as much a new perspective...

Survey says post-study work options a major factor in choice of destination

The recommendations attached to the latest survey from Hobsons conclude with a stark warning for UK policymakers: “Failure by government to improve the current status...

US universities see 32% increase in Indian enrolment in 2015

The latest indicator of surging Indian enrolment in US education comes in the form of the August 2015 SEVIS by the Numbers report from the...

Canada introduces new travel authorisation requirement

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) is moving to implement a new Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA) requirement for foreign visitors this year, including international students. Modelled...

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