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the-royal-society-visionAs Royal Society calls for changes to UK schools, demand for British education remains strong

A new report released by The Royal Society calls for sweeping reforms to how science and mathematics are taught in British secondary schools. The proposed...

international-student-commencements-in-australiaAustralian enrolment surging in 2014

International education remains Australia’s third-largest export sector and the only non-resource sector in the top five. International education activity contributed an estimated AUS$15 billion to...

nigerian-study-abroad-marketFrom the field: An agent’s perspective on the Nigerian market for study abroad

As we highlighted earlier this year, Nigeria is a country to watch for anyone involved in international higher education. For starters, there are stats like...

Increasing momentum toward internationalisation in Saudi school system

Saudi Arabia has quickly become one of the most important international education markets in the world in recent years. It is now the fourth-largest source...

Five for Friday

We are pleased to present the latest instalment in our occasional column “Five for Friday.” The following is a quick hit-list of some of the...

Market Snapshot: Ecuador

Ecuador’s higher education system has changed in recent years due to a new national constitution ratified in 2008, and a new organic law on higher...

Employability and university rankings: London conference reveals what employers want from schools

“Students are investing in education because they expect a monetary return, which means gainful employment.” – Marian Mahat, LH Marting Institute for Tertiary Education Leadership...

Market snapshot: Argentina

As the second largest country in South America, Argentina is both a good source of international students and an attractive study abroad destination. It has...

Australia ushers in greater private-sector participation in higher education

In 2012, the Australian government removed previously imposed limits on the number of domestic undergraduate students that could be enrolled at public universities. Whereas the...

Strategies for working with students with disabilities

Today we present a guest post from Rob Crawford, co-founder and CEO of the Life Development Institute (LDI) on the challenges educators face in helping...

Emerging markets key to Australia’s international enrolment goals

Australia has ambitious goals for international enrolment growth and aims to host as many as 660,000 students by 2020 – an increase of roughly 117,000...

Cloudy outlook for 2+2 programmes in China

The following is a guest post by Michael Waxman-Lenz, CEO and co-founder of International Education Advantage (Intead), a technology, marketing, and consulting firm specialising in...

Signs of growing interest in study abroad as Czech Republic aims to stabilise education sector

The Czech Republic has experienced profound change in the last two years, with a constitutional amendment allowing the population to directly elect the president, the...

UNESCO study flags expansion of non-degree studies in post-secondary

We have seen a great deal of research lately as to the significant labour market or skills gaps that exist in countries around the world....

Boosting science and technology collaboration among Arab states

The call for Arab states to pool their efforts and expertise in STEM fields is one Mohamed Mrayati, senior advisor on science and technology for...

Spotlight on Vietnam: quality issues, demand for study abroad and graduate employability

As a previous ICEF Monitor post outlines, there are a variety of reasons why Vietnamese students choose to study abroad, including “the generally poor quality...

Demand for education and skills building in Pakistan

Access to education in Pakistan is low, with only 5.1% of 17-to-23-year-olds active in higher education, one of the lowest ratios in the world. In...

Australia reverses three-year enrolment decline, commencements up sharply in 2013

New Australian government statistics show that, for the first time since 2009, there has been an overall increase in the country’s international student enrolment. There...

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