Higher Education

kenya-higher-educationConverging factors fuel growth in Kenya’s higher education system

This year has marked a time of significant change for the higher education system in Kenya. Most notably, the Universities Act 2012 was signed into...

claire-field-acpetAustralian government eases visa rules for the non-university sector, and ACPET sees it as “a start”

The new Coalition government in Australia is delivering on its promise to support the country’s international education sector. A mere three months into office, the...

europe-funding-agreementEU ministers conclude €93 billion funding arrangement for Erasmus+ and Horizon 2020

There are nearly six million young people unemployed in the EU today, with youth unemployment levels reaching above 50% in some member states such as...

New UK report calls for cohesive government policy to grow international education sector

Currently in the UK, two facts co-exist… uncomfortably. On the one hand is widespread public anxiety about immigration, fuelled in part by past governmental policies...

Checking in on China market trends

China remains the world’s leading outbound education market for international students. But what trends are shaping the market today and for the foreseeable future? To...

Mature students emerging as an increasingly important market segment

The term “mature student” describes a category of learners who undertake a programme of study later in life than those who – typically at 18...

Declining South Korean and ESL enrolments overshadow post-secondary growth in New Zealand

Following its initial trend report earlier this year, Education New Zealand (ENZ) has released an updated International Education Snapshot with enrolment data for the first...

Public and private sector investment aims to increase higher education participation in Brazil

A rapidly developing economy with seven million higher education students, Brazil offers a mix of both public and private universities. However, limited access to the...

Canada’s international student enrolment up 94% over past decade

A new national study on the state of international education in Canada reaffirms the country’s strengthened position as an international study destination. More than 265,000...

A closer look at US enrolment growth

On first bounce, when we look at the 2013 Open Doors enrolment data for international students studying in the US, one fact leaps out: China...

South Africa an important regional hub for international students

Known worldwide as the Rainbow Nation, South Africa is emerging as an important regional hub for international students. However, domestic demand for university education –...

Open Doors 2013: More international students in the US, most growth from China

The 2013 Open Doors Report on international educational exchange was released this week, and it shows that the number of international students in the US...

Are we already entering a post-MOOC era?

The introduction of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) a couple of years ago prompted a heady mixture of excitement, panic, and scepticism. MOOCs simultaneously promised:...

How Estonia established its international education brand

In a previous post, we discussed what can be done at the national level – particularly via harmonised policy and other coordinated efforts – to...

Seventh annual Agent Barometer provides agents’ view of marketplace

The results are in from the seventh annual edition of the ICEF i-graduate Agent Barometer, a comprehensive survey that delivers insight into the profile of...

Market Snapshot: Nepal

A tiny country often overshadowed by its booming neighbour to the south, Nepal could soon be on many an international student recruiter’s travel itinerary. ICEF...

Study finds more European universities offering graduate programmes in English

In less than two years, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of master’s programmes taught in English at universities in Europe. US-based...

New report highlights changing face of the world’s freshman class; calls for expansion of higher education

More than 23 million students across the OECD and G20 countries will begin their university studies this year. This reflects a dramatic increase in university...

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