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Employability and competition driving Indian demand for study abroad

Recent surveys and interviews highlight the importance of career goals in the decision making of Indian students...

Posted in: Asia, India, Most Popular, Regions, Research on 5 Dec 2018

New university rankings put the focus on employability

The importance of employability comes through clearly in international student surveys. Simply put, a clear majority of students cite employment outcomes – the chance for new...

Posted in: Higher Education, Most Popular, Research on 30 Nov 2016

The employability challenge in Sub-Saharan Africa

The British Council recently released the results of a three-year study on university education and graduate employability in four notable markets in Sub-Saharan Africa. Universities,...

Posted in: Africa, Ghana, Higher Education, Kenya, Nigeria, Regions, South Africa on 17 Oct 2016

Is employability data an untapped resource for student recruiters?

In many of the world’s key sending markets for international students, employability is both a major concern and a key motivator for study abroad. The...

Posted in: Africa, Asia, Australia/Oceania, Europe, Higher Education, Middle East, Regions, Research, South & Central America, Work Abroad on 27 Jan 2016

India’s employability challenge

India is home to 1.27 billion people and so many other dizzying statistics. More than half of the population is under the age of 25,...

Posted in: Asia, Higher Education, India, Most Popular, Regions, Vocational on 7 Oct 2015

New study makes the link between study abroad and employability

Amidst a backdrop of considerable concerns around youth employment in many parts of the world, a new European Commission study released this month finds that...

Posted in: Africa, Asia, Australia/Oceania, Europe, Middle East, Most Popular, North America, Regions, Research, South & Central America, Youth Trends on 1 Oct 2014

The link between employability and international student recruitment

As business leaders and prospective students increasingly seek proof of graduate readiness and success, it is no wonder that employability has emerged as a key...

Posted in: Africa, Asia, Australia/Oceania, Europe, Higher Education, Middle East, Most Popular, North America, Regions, Research, South & Central America, Youth Trends on 13 Aug 2014

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...

Posted in: Africa, Agents, Asia, Australia/Oceania, Europe, Germany, Higher Education, Middle East, Most Popular, North America, Regions, South & Central America, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Vocational, Work Abroad, Youth Trends on 21 May 2014

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...

Posted in: Asia, Higher Education, Most Popular, Regions, Vietnam, Vocational on 11 Apr 2014

Closer to home: Intra-regional mobility in Asia

The following feature article is adapted from the 2019 edition of ICEF Insights magazine. The complete issue is available to download now. For the past...

Posted in: Asia, China, Higher Education, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan on 4 Dec 2019

Rapid growth in Indian higher education system, but report calls for sweeping reforms

India’s higher education system is one of the largest in the world, with close to 52,000 institutions, and enrolment in it is now four times...

Posted in: Asia, Higher Education, India, Regions on 3 Dec 2019

The “60-year curriculum” and the elevation of career services

The past few years have witnessed an exceptionally rapid evolutionary phase in higher education, one driven in large part by the globalised, digitised economy’s incessant...

Posted in: Higher Education on 13 Nov 2019

More than 750,000 Indian students abroad in 2018

It is no secret that China has been the engine of growth in global student mobility for the better part of two decades now. But...

Posted in: Asia, Higher Education, India, Regions on 6 Nov 2019

The link between employment outcomes and recruiting

World university rankings such as those produced by QS, Shanghai, and Times Higher Education have for decades influenced prospective international students set on obtaining a...

Posted in: Higher Education, Most Popular, Research, Work Abroad on 21 Aug 2019

Study compares post-study employment offers and outcomes for international students

A newly released paper compares the post-study work rights available to foreign students in a number of study destinations...

Posted in: Most Popular, Research, Work Abroad on 10 Jul 2019

The growing importance of non-degree credentials

As the pace of technological change accelerates, companies need employees possessing the most current skillsets, the most aptitude and appetite for continual learning, and an...

Posted in: Higher Education on 22 May 2019

What makes international students happy? Research shows the answer depends in part on country of origin

As the number of international students enrolled in higher education worldwide has skyrocketed in the past two decades, increasing from two million in 1999 to around...

Posted in: Australia, Australia/Oceania, Higher Education, Most Popular, Regions, Research on 19 Mar 2019

From the field: Recruiting in Ghana

Sub-Saharan Africa has become an increasingly important region for international student recruitment, and is home to a number of significant sending markets, notably Nigeria and...

Posted in: Africa, Agents, Ghana, Higher Education, Regions, Video Interviews on 29 Aug 2018

Up and down the table: Growth trends across major international study destinations

The past few years have been a period of increasing dynamism in the international education sector, as the following factors have combined to influence both...

Posted in: Asia, Australia, Australia/Oceania, Canada, China, Europe, France, Germany, Japan, Macro Trends, Most Popular, North America, Regions, Russia, United Kingdom, United States on 29 Aug 2018

Mapping the factors driving outbound student mobility in Ghana

There are a number of underlying characteristics fuelling increased demand for study abroad in Ghana. They include...

Posted in: Africa, Ghana, Higher Education, Regions on 27 Jun 2018

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