South African court case settled: English students now eligible for study visas

The South African government will now issue study visas of up to 18 months for English as a Foreign Language students enrolled with recognised English...

Australia’s education exports surpass AUS$20 billion

New figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) show continued growth in Australia’s international education sector. The updated ABS data reveals total direct spending...

Five for Friday

An occasional round-up of some of the more eye-catching and varied items that we’ve been reading lately, including best practices for multi-lingual websites, Donald Trump’s...

Survey reveals motivations of postgraduate students in emerging markets

We love a good student survey around here, and QS is out this month with an interesting new slice of data that focuses on the...

China now the leading host for international branch campuses

A new report from the Observatory on Borderless Higher Education (OBHE) points to continued growth in the number of international branch campuses (IBCs) worldwide, but...

Canada’s international student enrolment up 8%
Annual ranking says Europe still leads on English proficiency
Canada eases path to permanent residency for international students
More than one million international students in the US
Trump victory spurs global reaction from educators and students
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Survey finds travel ban influencing agents’ view of US

In a January 2017 interview with Times Higher Education Institute...

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Russia: Education agents optimistic as economy strengthens in 2017
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2016 Agent Barometer survey reveals important shifts in destination appeal and student perceptions
NACAC amends guidance regarding education agents


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Global MOOC enrolment jumped again last year
Opening the door to new learning models
Mapping technological change in higher education through 2020
MOOC enrolment surpassed 35 million in 2015
Private partners helping to drive growth of US higher education online
How do students benefit from MOOCs?
Investments in education technology reaching new highs in 2015

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International English language students contributed €278.3 million to the Irish economy in 2015 through student fees, accommodation, and travel. Read more


70-80% of Chinese students return home after education abroad. Read more


There are 100+ million foreign speakers and learners of Mandarin worldwide. (Xinhuanet)    


International studen enrolments in Australia grew by 11.6%, Year-to-date April 2016. Read more


Over 1 million Peruvian students have switched from public to private schools since 2004. (Peru this Week)

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78% of American admission officers say social media has changed the way they recruit. (Center for Marketing Research at the University of Massachusetts)


The top destinations for Vietnamese studying abroad in 2015 were Japan, US, Australia, China, and India. Read more


In the 2013/14 academic year, 30,000 Kenyan students went abroad for their university education. (Standard Digital)

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