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education-hubsLittle-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...

studying-abroad-boosts-creativityResearch 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...

indian-government-puts-foreign-university-legislation-on-the-shelfIndian government puts foreign university legislation on the shelf

Editor’s Note: Our follow up article published in April 2013 indicates that after a two-and-a-half-year delay, the foreign education providers bill was cleared by a...

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...

Demand for Portuguese increasing in US

Today we turn to Language Magazine, which has reported that the demand for Portuguese is growing in US universities as language departments are downsized, or...

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...

Peru investing in STEM, offering 2500 scholarships

Responding to increasing demand from the industry and perpetually low rankings among Latin American countries, Peru is investing more than US$136 million in science and...

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...

On the road in Colombia and Chile: market reports

Karin Radvany Florez leads ICEF’s agent relations and business development efforts in Latin America. Based in Sao Paulo, she has regular contact with agents, educators,...

New research on global employment trends for youth paints a severe picture

Youth unemployment has risen by 26.5% between 2008 and 2011, leaving a staggering global population of nearly 75 million people aged 15-24 without a job....

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...

World tourism revenues pass US$1 trillion in 2011

The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is reporting that international tourism revenues surpassed US$1 trillion in 2011. Writing recently in UNWTO World Tourism Barometer,...

Ecuador shuts down 14 universities in quality campaign

In a far-reaching effort to overhaul its higher education system, Ecuador is shutting down 14 universities that the government determined did not meet basic academic...

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...

Canadian universities bridge foreign student tuition gap to attract thousands of Brazilian students

Canada’s Globe and Mail newspaper recently reported that thousands of Brazilian students will fill the halls of Canadian universities over the next four school years...

Newly published report compares pricing, market trends worldwide

WYSE Travel Confederation in conjunction with its research partner Student Marketing have released the second in a series of planned industry review studies, this time...

Study projects slower growth in higher education enrolment

The British Council previewed findings this week from a forthcoming report that forecasts the global higher education landscape through 2020. The study, The Shape of...

Generous new scholarship plan for Brazilians to study abroad

State-controlled Brazilian oil giant Petrobras plans to provide 5,000 scholarships over the next six years to Brazilian students who plan to earn degrees abroad in...

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