Higher Education

oecd-reports-rising-degree-attainment-and-strengthening-growth-for-international-mobilityOECD reports rising degree attainment and strengthening growth for international mobility

The annual Education at a Glance report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) highlights that more people are now earning degrees than...

uk-restores-two-year-post-study-work-visasUK restores two-year post-study work visas

Editor’s note: After some initial confusion around when foreign students would be able to obtain post-study work visas, the UK government has confirmed that students...

south-korea-reporting-big-gains-in-foreign-enrolmentSouth Korea reporting big gains in foreign enrolment

The latest data from South Korea’s Ministry of Education reveals continued strong growth in foreign student numbers. Drawing on survey data from 430 South Korean...

Study argues Australian universities are too reliant on Chinese students

A new paper entitled The China Student Boom and the Risks It Poses to Australian Universities argues that some Australian universities are playing with fire...

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...

Survey measures student concern about gun violence in the US

Last year, two major studies conducted by the Institute of International Education (IIE) and global education advisors IDP revealed growing concerns among American institutions as...

US colleges continue to strengthen links with education agents

Partnerships with agents are part of a multifaceted recruitment strategy for many American colleges, and representatives at private high schools in the US report that...

France awards first “Bienvenue en France” quality designations

France’s Minister of Higher Education, Frédérique Vidal, has awarded an initial round of “Bienvenue en France” quality labels to 25 higher education institutions. The announcement...

Africa’s pressing need for targeted skills training

Africa’s youth population is currently estimated at 250 million, a staggering figure in terms of the potential for African economies as well as the number...

OECD: Number of degree-holders worldwide will reach 300 million by 2030

The global population of university graduates is expected to nearly double over this decade and next to reach 300 million by 2030...

UK survey maps career outcomes of foreign graduates

A newly released survey provides a unique snapshot of the employment outcomes for foreign alumni of British universities. International Graduate Outcomes 2019 was commissioned by...

New Zealand moving to smooth pathways between language learning and degree studies

With the stroke of a pen, a new agreement between two peak bodies in New Zealand will help to structure and standardise pathways between the...

Germany’s foreign enrolment grew again in 2018

International student numbers increased 4.4% last year, which is a slightly slower rate of growth than the 5.5% registered...

More than eight million graduates from Chinese universities this year

China’s People’s Daily newspaper reports that the nation’s universities graduated more than 8.34 million people in summer 2019, up from 8.2 million in 2018. This...

Ireland: Number of non-EEA students in higher education jumps by 45% over five years

The number of new international students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) pursuing higher education in Ireland jumped by 45% between 2013 and 2017...

China issues warning to students planning to study in the US

Political and trade tensions between the US and China are deepening, with potential repercussions for Chinese enrolments in American higher education. This week, China’s Ministry...

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...

Turkey removes international student quotas and signals recruitment strategy

Turkey announced earlier this month that it would remove nearly all limitations on foreign student enrolment in the country’s universities. Up to this point, international...

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