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30th Jan 2015

Five for Friday

Welcome to the latest instalment in our occasional “Five for Friday” column. As always, we have gathered below some of the more eye-catching and varied items that we’ve been reading lately. We present them here for your end-of-week reading pleasure.

Cleaning up online college search

Entrepreneur John Katzman is on a mission to promote greater transparency in paid listings on school selection websites. He has asked the US Department of Education to issue formal guidance to schools regarding their legal obligations to disclose when listings are paid.

UK scuttles plan to send non-EU students home after graduation

British media has been abuzz with speculation in recent weeks after UK Home Secretary Theresa May floated a plan to require all non-EU international students to leave the country on graduation. The Home Secretary’s proposal came under considerable criticism, most famously from legendary British entrepreneur Sir James Dyson, and has now reportedly been shelved.

THE World University Rankings chart the continuing "rise of Asia"

The headline "World University Rankings 2014-15 show US strength on the wane", perhaps a bit gleefully, suggests a decline in US academic might as THE’s latest ranking promotes the improving position of Asian universities in world tables. However, an insightful analysis of the data by Alex Usher, President of Canadian-based Higher Education Strategy Associates, shines a light on the results for East Asia and Turkey in particular.

Higher education enrolment in Taiwan on the decline

Taiwan plans to cut enrolment in its universities

by as much as 35% over the next decade due to a shrinking population and a famously low birth rate. As we reported previously, university mergers have already taken place. The upside? Improved teacher:student ratios are on the horizon.

The homepage is dead; long live the homepage

This item offers a stark reading on plummeting homepage traffic for major news sites. While the story is focused on news media, there are lessons here for all online marketers with respect to how the social web and search are changing the ways in which users encounter and move through websites.

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Market snapshot: International student recruitment in China today The volume of Chinese students choosing to study abroad is rising and may even return to pre-pandemic levels...
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Canada’s language training sector reached 82% of pre-pandemic benchmark in 2023 Canada’s language training sector continued its recovery from the pandemic in 2023. A new annual report from Languages...
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US ELT providers flag visa denials as key area of concern The just-released 2024 Annual Report on English Language Programs in the USA expands on survey findings released earlier...
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Canada’s immigration ministry proposes new compliance regime for institutions and schools Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has proposed a series of regulatory changes to the country’s international student...
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What is the right balance of international enrolment in post-secondary education? In January 2024, Canada announced a two-year cap on international enrolments. That cap was mandated by the federal...
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UK ELT providers report restricting enrolment because of bed shortages A new report from English UK draws on survey responses from 91 member centres to conclude that many...
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Student weeks for Malta’s ELT sector surpassed pre-pandemic levels in 2023 The latest data for Malta’s English Language Teaching (ELT) sector finds that total student weeks for 2023 increased...
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International students contributed $31 billion to Canadian economy in 2022 An updated analysis from Global Affairs Canada (GAC) estimates that the combined direct and indirect GDP contribution of...
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