Higher Education

vietnamese-students-abroadSpotlight 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...

international-enrolment-dropEnglish universities record first international enrolment drop in 29 years

Since 1994/95, when the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) began collecting data on international enrolments in UK higher education institutions, there has never been a...

education-in-pakistanDemand for education and skills building in Pakistan

Access to education in Pakistan is low, with only 5.1% of 17-to-23-year-olds active in higher education, one of the lowest ratios in the world. In...

Expert advice on recruiting in Europe

The OECD reports that Germany is the leading European source of international students, with an estimated 132,000 students abroad in 2011. Along with being a...

Post-secondary accreditation in the US a subject of increasing debate

Like most countries, the post-secondary landscape in the US has changed dramatically in the last few decades. Some of the most pertinent features of this...

Growing education participation in Latin America expected to lead to greater demand for study abroad

Participation in higher education increased dramatically across Latin America and the Caribbean from 1970 to 2000 and is currently estimated at 11 – 12% of...

New studies highlight the importance of leadership and student data in managing student retention

Student retention is a vitally important topic for recruiters and education administrators alike. The business case for improving retention and completion rates is clear (see...

Australia reverses three-year enrolment decline, commencements up sharply in 2013

New Australian government statistics show that, for the first time since 2009, there has been an overall increase in the country’s international student enrolment. There...

Dramatic growth in Indonesia foreshadows greater demand for study abroad

In a recent post, we pointed out the important role that emerging markets will play in driving global demand over the next decade. The ASEAN...

New report provides real-time data on international students in US

The Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) tracks and monitors the status of international students in the US. It is primarily used by the...

Global demand for STEM training a growing factor in overall enrolment trends

In its 2013 Open Doors Report, the Institute of International Education (IIE) notes that more than 40% of the 819,644 international students in the US...

Is employer engagement in education the next source of competitive advantage?

We have seen a number of reports recently on the significant skills gaps in labour markets around the world, and on correspondingly high levels of...

Boosting Brazilian demand for long-term overseas study

It should come as no surprise that Brazil is on the minds of many. The country continues to emerge as a major world economy and...

Looking at Chinese market trends for 2014

In today’s ICEF Monitor post, we draw on a new report from Education New Zealand (ENZ) as a foundation for a 2014 update on trends...

Swiss immigration vote already impacting education

Last month, Swiss voters narrowly backed a referendum proposal for strict controls on immigration from the European Union. The final count showed that 50.3% voted...

Ambitious Israeli students look to top institutions abroad

In 2012 the OECD named Israel the second most educated country in the world, which suggests that it is home to prospective international students of...

Political unrest in Thailand appears to boost interest in education abroad

The recent political upheaval in Thailand has made headlines around the world. Photos of protesters in the streets of Bangkok opposing government elections have been...

New survey illustrates drive to internationalise among universities in the Commonwealth of Independent States

When the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) broke apart in 1991, a new loose association among some of the former Soviet republics, the Commonwealth...

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