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online-learningIs technology the key change agent in higher education?

Last week, ICEF Monitor explored how technological changes are influencing student behaviour and student demands. Today, we follow up on these observations by looking at...

student-applicationsThe increasingly negative impact of social media profiles on student admissions

A new Kaplan Test Prep survey of 350 US college admissions officials reported that 27% of them Googled applicants (up from 20% in 2011) and...

Australian international education sector braces for a long, hard recovery

Recent news from Australia underlines how volatile the international education marketplace can be and the speed at which the fortunes of one country can change....

Family a powerful influence on study abroad decisions

While students clearly play an important role in deciding where to study abroad, it is often the parents that have incredible influence over the final...

Part 2: Internships an increasingly popular gateway to career and immigration opportunities

In the first of this two-part series, we considered the types of students that might benefit most from an internship abroad. In this second ICEF...

Opportunities abound in digital English language learning market

Last year, the worldwide language learning market (all languages combined) generated a hefty US $58.2 billion. When combined with revenues from language services such as...

The power of virtual tours in student recruitment

While a virtual tour can’t replace a real tour, it can be a powerful tool to entice prospective students to come to a campus in...

Student mobility trends from South Asia: Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan

Developing countries, especially in South Asia, have a growing youth population and an under-supply of university places to satisfy demand. For example, by 2030, the...

Sweden on the rebound from tuition fee fallout

The Swedish government made a bold move last year when it introduced tuition fees for non-EU and non-EEA/Switzerland students. ICEF Monitor takes an in-depth look...

Tracking the increasing use of mobile apps in education and recruitment

If I’m a student considering studying abroad, there are a few things that I’m likely thinking about and a lot of this thinking is happening...

Multi-year trends from the Agent Barometer global agent survey

The ICEF i-graduate Agent Barometer is a unique annual survey of education agents around the world, and a joint venture of ICEF and i-graduate, a...

Regional providers eye Indonesia’s growing student population

Anticipating a dramatic increase in Indonesia’s student population, the national government has moved to reform its education sector. Meanwhile, regional education providers are stepping up...

52% of student prospects view educator websites on mobile devices

These days, we can’t seem to stress enough the importance of having a mobile strategy in place for student, prospect, and alumni engagement. The 2012...

New 2035 enrolment forecasts place East Asia and the Pacific in the lead

University World News is reporting that growth predicted from 2000-30 is likely to be higher than that experienced between 1970 and 2000. The number of...

Eurozone crisis boosting student mobility in the south

As the European Union’s sovereign debt crisis continues to unfold this year, there are increasing signs that economic uncertainty at home is further encouraging students...

Key growth drivers behind increasing enrolment in Gulf states

Quality education is essential in the economic development of any nation. This fact is clearly evidenced from past experiences of countries/regions such as Singapore, Ireland,...

The rising profile of college certificates

A recent study from Georgetown University finds that the certificate is the fastest-growing form of college credential in the US as well as an important...

Little-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...

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