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 The growing importance of alternative credentials

The growing importance of alternative credentials

The emergence of non-traditional qualifications – also know as alternative credentials – has changed the higher education landscape in recent years, impacting curriculum delivery and posing a challenge...

 India reports strong growth in outbound for 2014; edges China for first time

India reports strong growth in outbound for 2014; edges China for first time

A new student mobility report finds that the number of Indian students going overseas was up sharply in 2014. This reverses a four-year trend of declining student numbers...

 China encouraging overseas universities to accept gaokao exam results

China encouraging overseas universities to accept gaokao exam results

More universities outside of China may soon accept China’s national college entrance exam, the gaokao. Yu Jihai, deputy director of the Division of International Education at the Ministry...

 Governments and educators in Kenya struggling to keep pace with demand for higher education

Governments and educators in Kenya struggling to keep pace with demand for higher education

The number of students in Kenya’s universities is soaring, up 28% in 2014 compared to 2013. But, contrary to expectations, the government has cut funding by 6% for...

 International students return net benefit of £2.3 billion to London universities

International students return net benefit of £2.3 billion to London universities

London has more top-ranked universities than any other city in the world, and it consequently is a magnet for international students. A new report produced by the UK-based...

Chinese enrolment in the US shifting increasingly to undergraduate studies

Chinese students are flocking to American higher education institutions. According to the latest Open Doors data from the Institute of International Education (IIE), 274,439 students from China studied...

Indonesia looks to education to help drive growth

“Indonesia is at a development crossroads,” says a recent World Bank report. It is now one of the 20 largest economies in the world and aims to break...

EAIE measures the state of internationalisation in Europe

A majority of higher education institutions in 33 European countries say that increasing international revenue is not the main rationale behind their internationalisation initiatives. Instead, it is to...

Australian anti-corruption commission highlights risks and best practices in international recruitment

A recent report from Australia’s New South Wales Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) has touched off considerable debate in Australia as to the incidence of fraud in international...

Leading with the destination: A case study in location-based marketing

Spain’s Mediterranean city of Málaga has emerged as an important destination for international students in the country. In fact, some of its educational institutions have made the lure...

MBA under pressure: The changing context of advanced business programmes

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree has long been the gold standard for those aspiring to the most prestigious corner offices of leading corporations and financial institutions....

UK educators rally following Conservative election win

The Conservative and Labour parties were projected to battle to a very narrow election result in this month’s general election in the UK. In the end, it wasn’t...

Survey says foreign students highly satisfied with studies in Australia

The Australian government has just released the findings of its International Student Survey 2014, which focused on measuring students’ satisfaction levels as well as comparing these to international...

Canadian colleges set to play a bigger role in India’s plans to train 500 million

Education was front and centre last month when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made his official state visit to Canada. This was the first such visit in 42...

The factors driving international student mobility to and from Turkey

Last year ICEF Monitor reported on Turkey’s ambition to become an international education hub and host 150,000 foreign students by 2020. This ambition is only growing. Serdar Gündoğan,...