Higher Education

US admissions officers increasingly concerned about enrolment targets

More than half (52%) of admissions directors at US colleges say they did not meet their enrolment targets by mid-year (1 July) and 86% are...

Global-survey-reveals-growing-interest-in-shorter-programmes-and-lifelong-learningGlobal survey reveals growing interest in shorter programmes and lifelong learning

A new Pearson survey reveals that students today are aware that there are different ways of obtaining the education/skills they need for their careers, and...

russia-push-to-host-700000-students-by-2025From the field: Russia’s push to host 700,000 students by 2025

Russia has seen its foreign enrolment grow very rapidly over the last 15 years. Between 2004 and 2014, international student numbers roughly tripled to surpass...

Study reports declining international interest in US business schools

A new study from the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) highlights the relative attractiveness of the business schools in leading study destinations. The framing of...

UK’s business schools highly reliant on international postgraduate students

A new report from the Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS) analysed data from the UK’s Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) and found that between...

Stealth applicants and the role of the institutional website

Data released earlier this year reveals that the vast majority of international students never make contact with the university, college, or school they apply to...

US government moving ahead with H-1B reforms while applying greater scrutiny to applicants

The H-1B visa programme has always been an important pathway for foreign graduates of US institutions wanting to stay and work in the United States...

New scheme aims to boost student mobility within Latin America

The UNESCO International Institute for Higher Education in Latin America and the Caribbean (IESALC) has just published a new study that reveals that intra-regional mobility numbers...

Mongolian outbound higher than estimated, most of it going to Asian powerhouses

Just over three million people live in the East Asian country of Mongolia today, a small population that accounts for the relatively small number of...

British universities prepare for the possibility of a no-deal Brexit

Half of the 75 British universities that responded to a recent Universities UK survey conducted to assess the level of...

OECD 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 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 “any...

South Korea reporting big gains in foreign enrolment

International student numbers in South Korea grew again this year. This represents the sixth consecutive year of growth...

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...

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