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 Spanish universities detail pandemic impacts and strategies for 2020/21

Spanish universities detail pandemic impacts and strategies for 2020/21

Spain is a major study abroad destination – enrolling nearly 1.1 million international students across all education sectors in 2018/19. Its universities, like those in so many countries,...

 Foreign enrolment in UK higher education reached a new high in 2019/20

Foreign enrolment in UK higher education reached a new high in 2019/20

The latest data release from the UK’s Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) reveals that international student numbers reached record highs during the 2019/20 academic year, a reporting period...

 Survey respondents optimistic about international student recruitment in 2021

Survey respondents optimistic about international student recruitment in 2021

The latest in a QS survey series begun in 2020 finds that there is a sense of cautious optimism regarding student recruitment prospects in 2021. The new report,...

 New Zealand border exception will allow 1,000 international students to return this year

New Zealand border exception will allow 1,000 international students to return this year

Beginning in April 2021, the New Zealand government will welcome back 1,000 international students who found themselves outside of the country when New Zealand closed its borders due...

 Survey measures expectations for higher education delivery in 2025

Survey measures expectations for higher education delivery in 2025

Globally, one quarter of adults believe that higher education in their country will be conducted entirely or mostly online five years from now. Another half expect that higher...

UK suspends in-person classes and locks down as COVID cases rise

The UK entered a strict lockdown this week as part of the government deciding to move the country to a new Level 5 COVID threat level (the highest...

China an “indispensable recruitment market” for study abroad for which online channels will be key this year

China’s demographics are changing, and so too are some of the patterns of outbound Chinese students. They are choosing a wider field of study destinations than in the...

Germany’s foreign enrolment grew again in 2019/20

Germany saw its international student population grow by 6% in 2019/20, following an increase of 7% in 2018/19. Over the past decade, international student numbers in Germany have...

English universities in “relatively positive” position despite COVID-19

The Office for Students (OfS), the independent regulator of higher education in England, has published its analysis of financial data returned by higher education providers in England at...

Indian outbound student market poised to bounce back in 2021

In many respects, India has been one of the big stories in international student mobility over the past decade. Second only to China in terms of total outbound...

New Zealand takes next step in recovery plan with major pathways initiative

Most foreign travel to New Zealand remains suspended, following an October 2020 announcement that a previous halt on temporary visa visitors, including study visas, would continue until February...

Vaccine breakthroughs lead to updated forecasts for COVID recovery

COVID-19 continues to ravage people and economies around the globe, but we now know that (at least) three promising vaccines will be available in 2021 to help prevent...

ICEF Exchange podcast: The impact of micro-credentials on international education

Our podcast series continues with a special episode on the growing importance of micro-credentials. These accredited courses are designed to help build specialised skills that are relevant to...

Students relying more on education agents for assistance with study abroad decisions

A new report from QS shows that international students are relying more than ever on agents in their decision-making about study abroad. The report, How to Navigate the...

International students increasingly willing to switch destinations for in-person learning

As COVID-19 wears on, tens of thousands of international students’ study abroad plans remain on hold, and those who are enrolled are having a very different experience than...