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New framework maps core employability skills for international students

This special feature is sponsored by Cambridge University Press & Assessment What skills do you need to get the job you want? There has been an accumulation of research...

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...

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 career opportunities or...

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, Employability and Inclusive...

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 situation is particularly...

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, and, with a...

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 young people who...

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 issue for educators....

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 and Management, University...

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 of secondary and...

UAE sets a new tone for scholarship programmes in the Persian Gulf

The United Arab Emirates has launched a new scholarship programme that aims to send 6,000 Emirati students for degree programmes in the US and Canada by 2028. The...

Reimagining career services for international students

The following feature is excerpted from the 2022 edition of ICEF Insights magazine and is reprinted here with permission. The entire issue of the magazine is available to...

Study tracks top messaging apps and student priorities in key Asian markets

It can be difficult to track which messaging apps are the most popular in different countries, but a new research report sheds light on what’s happening in Asia...

Survey shows that prospective students want more information during admissions

Schools and universities recruiting international students need to answer students’ questions quickly and well – whether through copy or video on the institutional website, webinars, chats and emails,...

Forecast projects 1.8 million Indian students abroad by 2024

A 2021 analysis from RedSeer Strategy Consultants tracks the rapid growth in Indian outbound through 2019, at which point there were nearly 800,000 students studying abroad. That total...

Survey says career transition services are a major competitive advantage for educators

Results from i-graduate’s 2022 International Student Barometer suggest that institutions that prioritise students’ career goals are more likely to be perceived as delivering value for money. In addition,...

Are more US employers shifting away from degree requirements?

“Jobs do not require four-year college degrees. Employers do,” says a recent report from The Burning Glass Institute, a US-based research centre focused on “the future of work...

Latest ranking tables reveal continuing global shifts in economic and academic influence

The ascent of Chinese universities up world university rankings has slowed in pace since the last time we checked in on the Times Higher Education (THE) World University...

Latin American institutions increasingly prepared to compete for international students

In the landscape of international education, there are sometimes stories and trends that show just how much this industry can do to better the world – to make...

Are employers recognising alternative credentials in hiring decisions?

Despite continuing interest in the idea of alternative qualifications such as microcredentials, digital badges, and industry-recognised certificates, the verdict is still out on how much return on investment...