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report-russia-preparing-for-new-recruitment-drive-in-western-marketsReport: Russia preparing for new recruitment drive in Western markets

University World News reports that the Russian government is preparing a package of new initiatives designed to attract greater numbers of students from the West....

chinas-rapid-urbanisation-becoming-global-storyChina’s rapid urbanisation becoming a global story

The economist and Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz has been widely quoted as predicting that urbanisation in China is one of two transformative forces that will...

study-tracks-increasing-popularity-alternate-credentialsStudy tracks the increasing popularity of alternate credentials

One in four higher education institutions in North America now offer badges and three in four say that such alternate credentials are “strategically important to...

Increasing numbers of Chinese graduates returning home from overseas

For years, Chinese students have been flocking to foreign universities to study – often staying on to work after graduating. As recently as 2013, the US-based...

BRIC economies return to growth in 2017

It has been a rocky few years for some of the world’s largest emerging economies. An overall weakness in commodity markets – notably the drop in...

Megatrend: The shift to emerging markets

The world is in the midst of a global power and population shift from developed to emerging economies...

Mapping the trends that will shape international student mobility

A new report reviews ten trends that are expected to have a significant effect on global demand for higher education...

Online enrolment in US continues to grow

The total number of students on US college campuses dropped by nearly one million between 2012 and 2015...

The millennial shift to simple, authentic, and inspiring

Youth research firm Voxburner is out this month with its annual Youth Trends Report...

Watch 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....

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