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international-strategies-in-us-higher-educationThe development of international strategies in US higher education

The American Council on Education (ACE) recently released a new report – the third in ten years – that assesses the current state of internationalisation...

coursera-higher-educationCoursera shakes up higher education, adds 12 US and European institutions

Just announced yesterday, a dozen major research universities are teaming up with Coursera in what is being called a “tsunami” of change sweeping over the...

kids-and-camps-summer-learningKids and camps: research continues to make the case for summer learning

For many parents, summer is not a time to think about their children’s schooling: in fact, a 2010 study by the Wallace Foundation, a US-based...

8 countries leading the way in online education

Online education is quickly becoming a major phenomenon around the world, as we highlighted in a recent piece “Free online courses, recruitment and the university...

Trend Alert: Advertising in schools becoming more common

Financially struggling schools across the US are increasing the volume of advertising that children see in the halls, at football games and even on their...

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...

Free online courses, recruitment, and the university brand

Say you were a young person with an eye on a good career, would you enrol in a free course – with quality content but...

Thinking back on NAFSA: Aligning institutional, industry, and government goals

Nearly 9,000 international education professionals from around the world attended the annual NAFSA conference in Houston, Texas that wrapped up on June 1st. The great...

Special accreditation may be required for college language programmes in US

University-run English language programmes fear that the US Department of Homeland Security may require them to apply for separate specialised accreditation or lose their ability...

New rankings of national higher education systems in 48 countries

Most of us are familiar with rankings like those of QS, Times Higher Education and ARWU – but those only look at individual institutions. A...

Arms wide open: US courts international travellers and students

The Obama administration is reaching out to the world – and inviting it in to the US. It just announced a National Tourism and Travel...

New rules set for US Summer Work Travel programme

The five-decade-old US Summer Work Travel programme brings more than 100,000 foreign university students to America each year to work for up to three months...

Social media as a marketing tool – who does it best?

Changes in UK higher education sector funding means that even the most venerable institutions are having to compete more aggressively for sources of revenue. This...

Changing affordability of markets adds to volatile global education landscape

Across publications reporting on the global higher education marketplace, including ICEF Monitor, one trend continues to arise: the increasingly complex and volatile student recruitment landscape,...

Chinese students account for about half of all international applicants to US graduate programmes

Interest from China is again driving up applications to American graduate programmes, according to a new report from the Council of Graduate Schools. For the...

US consular officials share advice for visa applicants

Updates on the US education system and visa process were shared at last week’s ICEF Moscow Workshop. International educators and student counselors attended an educational...

The ongoing interest in Pinterest… are you on board?

Just when you thought there were enough social media sites out there, along came Pinterest. The two-year-old site has exploded, and now hosts over 11.7...

New committee will advise US Homeland Security on student issues

The US Department of Homeland Security recently announced the formation of a new council to advise Secretary Janet Napolitano on student visa issues and other...

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