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Continued growth for online enrolment in US

For nearly a decade now, the Babson Survey Research Group has been tracking online enrolment in the US as part of a broader annual study...

Many Chinese students could pay U.S. college costs but lack the language skills, survey finds

Chinese students seeking to study in the United States have the money to do so but may lack the English-language skills, a survey of 18,000...

k12-blended-learningSignificant growth reported in K-12 for online and blended learning

The International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) released a new international study this month that details dramatic growth worldwide in online and blended learning...

Australia down last year but education remains a major export sector

PIER Online has flagged a couple of interesting bits of analysis based on new statistics from the Australian government. First, Australia Education International has crunched...

National image is key as global competition for students heats up

“As global competition for international students intensifies, reacting swiftly to news coverage as well as to actual changes in government policy has become an essential...

Global survey finds that nearly 90% of agents expect to place more students this year

The results are in from the 2011 i-graduate ICEF Agent Barometer Survey, and as usual, they offer indispensable insights for stakeholders in international education. Fully...

Record-high enrolment in US this year

The Institute for International Education’s new Open Doors report reveals that the number of international students at US colleges and universities has topped 720,000 this...

Netherlands: Calls for quotas for foreign students

A 54% increase in foreign students in Dutch higher education over the past four years has prompted calls from political parties on the right and...

New US international graduate enrolment surges 8%

A new Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) survey on international graduate admissions trends has found fall 2011 international first-time graduate student enrolment grew 8%, driven...

East Asian students are most likely to hire agents, study finds

In the continuing debate over the hiring of international recruiting agents by college applicants and colleges themselves, the British Council has produced a report that...

UK visa issues may affect level of non-EU students

The number of non-European Union students studying in Britain has doubled in a decade, but recent visa requirements could have a negative impact on foreign...

Student visa curbs are damaging our reputation, Universities UK warns

UK Home Office reveals 11,000 fall in the number of overseas students since tougher measures have been introduced. The Universities UK action group has issued...

Indian demand for education reflected in soaring student loan values

As demand for higher education expands throughout India’s massive middle class, so is the need for increased financing. Student loan values are growing at rates...

Are US universities getting more cautious about offshore campuses?

The past decade has seen considerable interest among American colleges in opening satellite campuses offshore. But the realities on the ground, along with some high-profile...

Australian postgraduate applications up sharply in September

A serious rebound in international applications provides some evidence that the Australian government’s drive to encourage higher level study may be having an impact. PIER...

UK universities group releases report on enrolment trends

Universities UK has released a detailed report–Patterns and trends in UK higher education–that provides some valuable insights into domestic and international enrolment in the UK....

Australia: Doors open to foreign students

Australia’s 39 universities are preparing for a brand new day in 2012: not only will government quotas on the number of local students they enrol...

Demand for MBAs surging in Asia

“Economic growth in Asia has spurred a wave of eager young workers to pursue MBAs, a wellspring that has drawn interest from the world’s top...

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