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student-prospects-view-educator-websites-on-mobile-devices52% 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...

student-enrolment-forecastsNew 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-southEurozone 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...

Increasing private-sector investment shaping student recruitment landscape

The extent and scope of private-sector participation in higher education is highly variable from country to country. But there are increasing signs that private capital...

New report examines demand for H-1B highly skilled worker visas in US metropolitan areas

The H-1B programme allows US employers to hire foreign workers in specialty occupations for a temporary period of time. The Brookings Institute, a nonprofit public...

The link between student pathways and enrolment forecasts in Australia

Recent research on the study paths followed by international students in Australia is helping to provide fresh insights into future enrolment trends for the country’s...

Demand for Portuguese increasing in US

Today we turn to Language Magazine, which has reported that the demand for Portuguese is growing in US universities as language departments are downsized, or...

Foreign applications to Hong Kong universities up sharply this year

A surge in 2012-2013 applications to Hong Kong institutions is another sign that the country is making headway in establishing itself as an education hub....

Cracking the (QR) code

Lately, we’ve come across a few articles which are a bit ‘anti-QR code’ in their tone, and we wondered… how do our readers feel about...

China and India to produce 40% of global graduates by 2020

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has just released a new report, which is part of the Education Indicators in Focus series, looking...

The rise of the volunteer sector in Asia Pacific

The volunteer sector has seen steady growth since 1990 and accounted for an estimated 1.67 million arrivals in 2010. Roughly 60% of volunteer travel participants...

Trend Alert: English spreads as teaching language in universities worldwide

The Politecnico di Milano, one of Italy’s most prestigious universities, made waves in mid-May when it announced that it will teach and assess most of...

How to connect with today’s youth: Part 2

Yesterday we released Part 1 of “How to connect with today’s youth” and if you haven’t read it yet, we advise you to do so...

How to connect with today’s youth: Part 1

Those of us who talk to today’s youth on a daily basis probably have a pretty good understanding of their mentality, behaviour, desires and aspirations....

8 countries leading the way in online education

Online education is quickly becoming a major phenomenon around the world, as we highlighted in a recent piece “Free online courses, recruitment and the university...

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