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millennial-trendsThe millennial shift to simple, authentic, and inspiring

Youth research firm Voxburner is out this month with its annual Youth Trends Report, and, as always, it offers some new insights into the perspectives...

indian-outbound-mobilityWatch for shifts in Indian outbound this year

India has been a major driver of growth in overall mobility, and particularly so over the last few years. While it is perhaps somewhat overshadowed...

US: International graduate enrolment up in 2016 but applications slowing

The number of first-time international students enrolled in graduate programmes in the US grew again last year, up 5% over 2015 and on par with...

Global MOOC enrolment jumped again last year

Student enrolment in MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) has been growing at an especially fast clip over the last few years and that pace barely slowed...

Four megatrends that are changing the competitive landscape of international education

Slowing growth, a booming middle class, shifting destination market share, and new regional study destinations are helping to set a new competitive dynamic in international...

Consortium announces major expansion of MicroMasters programmes

Founded by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2012, edX is the world’s second-largest provider of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses). Along...

More online degrees on the horizon?

Coursera is the largest MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) platform in the world. With a reported user base of 20 million students, it delivers courses...

Opening the door to new learning models

This article is adapted and reprinted with permission from Beyond the Horizon: The Near Future of International Education. Launched at the 2016 NAFSA conference in...

Growing Chinese middle class projected to spend heavily on education through 2030

China is projected to surpass the US as the world’s largest economy by 2028, and a new study this month from the McKinsey Global Institute...

US and UK losing market share to regional destinations

A recent British Council study predicts that China will remain the number one sender of international students to other countries in 2025, followed by India....

Kenyan students staying home in greater numbers but quality concerns persist

Kenyan students are becoming less likely to leave their country for major study abroad destinations, and more likely to pursue higher education within Kenya. The...

New report finds slower growth for US graduate programmes in 2015

The latest report from the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) finds that growth in international enrolment in US graduate studies has slowed. Applications and first-time...

MOOC enrolment surpassed 35 million in 2015

More students signed up for MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) in 2015 than in the previous three years combined. The field of online courses became...

Small US colleges feeling the squeeze from “soft” tuition revenues

It is hardly a new idea that there are some important pressures on the traditional business model for higher education in the US. The population...

The relationship between currency exchange and student mobility

It has been a tumultuous year for the world economy, which in many quarters is still recovering from the deep economic shocks of the 2008...

China tops latest university rankings for emerging economies

The growing influence and reputation of China’s education system is on full display in the Times Higher Education (THE) BRICS & Emerging Economies Rankings 2016....

Private 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...

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...

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