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english-proficiency-rankingFifth annual English proficiency ranking finds Latin America on the rise

Higher national levels of English proficiency are linked to higher per capita income levels, more open and accessible business environments, improved quality of life (as...

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...

internationalisation-in-europe.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...

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...

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...

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...

Demographics, economics, and internationalisation driving enrolment growth in Europe

Nearly seven in ten European universities report an increase in non-European Union enrolment over the past five years; a slightly smaller percentage reported an increase...

Indian engineering graduates held back by limited English

A new study finds that poor English-speaking skills are limiting the employment and earning prospects of India’s engineering graduates. India produces roughly 600,000 engineers each...

UK losing share in global ELT market

An expanded study of English Language Training (ELT) in the UK provides further evidence that Britain is losing share in the global ELT marketplace. The...

Investments in education technology reaching new highs in 2015

You can count investment deals in the education technology sector a number of different ways, particularly depending on how you define “ed tech” in the...

New survey findings on digital channels for college search

A new survey of US high school students has some interesting insights into how students use digital channels, including social media, to discover, learn about,...

Global parents’ survey: three quarters would consider university abroad

A newly released survey of 5,550 parents in 16 countries around the world finds that most – 77% – would consider sending their child abroad...

New study offers important insights on demand for English training in Colombia

The British Council recently released a study entitled English in Colombia: An examination of policy, perceptions and influencing factors. It rounds out previous findings on...

Retention, recruitment, and the importance of supporting students’ transition to work

International students are in many ways “model immigrants” for their host countries. They are young and educated; they speak the language and have had an...

UK students more interested in study abroad

The number of British students studying abroad is growing, and it looks like that will continue, with a new British Council survey showing that just...

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