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international-education-irelandInternational education now worth €1 billion to the Irish economy

With international education in Ireland reaching a value of €1 billion, foreign student arrivals are proving their worth, providing much needed revenue into Ireland’s education...

international-students-in-finlandInternational students watch Finland and wait

In the wake of sweeping changes in educational systems throughout Europe, Finland remains the last EU country that does not charge tuition to international students....

higher-education-in-KenyaIncreasing mobility and growing demand for higher education in Kenya

Recent developments in Kenya paint a picture of expanding student mobility programmes as well as a rapidly growing higher education system that is nevertheless struggling...

All shook up: trying times for Australian TAFEs

Since 2008, a raft of changes in Australia’s vocational education and training (VET) sector has seen more than a few casualties. Technical and Further Education...

Stretch your marketing budget with online and social networks, but don’t forget the basics

What does 2013 look like in terms of how your institution will allocate its marketing budget? For many, the emphasis will be on web platforms...

Descriptions of education systems in 60 countries

Nuffic – the Netherlands organisation for international cooperation in higher education – regularly releases country modules, which offer information on the education systems of about...

New legislation and new funding to boost Danish student mobility

In Denmark last month, Morten Østergaard, the Minister of Science, Innovation and Higher Education, introduced three new legislative proposals designed to increase the number of...

Global tutoring industry experiencing explosive growth

As students across the globe increasingly enrol in higher education courses, tutoring has become a prime method for bolstering traditional learning. Because entrance examinations are...

New government decree tightens regulations on foreign-based educational institutions in Vietnam

As reported on ICEF Monitor earlier this year, the government of Vietnam has been tightening regulations on foreign-linked educational institutions and cross-border programmes. Recently, a...

Libya making its way back onto the international education scene

With the fall of Libyan dictator Muammar Qadhafi in 2011, there were hopes that the prospects for intellectual development in the country, including domestic higher...

Competition in Chinese higher education sector heats up

Almost overnight, the Chinese higher education sector has gone from one with not enough capacity to one with too much. Competition for students has never...

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....

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...

New national statistics compare education and student mobility in over 40 countries

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has released the 2012 edition of Education at a Glance, which enables countries to see themselves in...

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...

Singapore’s “carefully calibrated” expansion plans

Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has announced that the proportion of young people attending higher education will rise to 40% by 2020 compared to...

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...

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