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 Number of Vietnamese students abroad up 15% in 2013

Number of Vietnamese students abroad up 15% in 2013

We have published two significant updates on Vietnam over the past 18 months. The first, a guest post from market specialist and international educator Dr Mark Ashwill, provides...

 The substitution effect of transnational education on international student mobility

The substitution effect of transnational education on international student mobility

The Observatory on Borderless Higher Education (OBHE) recently published a paper entitled, Transnational education vs international student mobility: Substitutes or distinct markets? It presents preliminary research on the...

 Market Snapshot: Egypt

Market Snapshot: Egypt

The North African nation of Egypt has experienced extreme turbulence in recent years, with mass protest, a coup d’etat, and economic turmoil. With 60% of the population below...

 Remodeling MOOCs in 2014

Remodeling MOOCs in 2014

Since the first wave of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) around 2012, hypotheses about their impact have abounded, and have changed over time. So too have emotions about...

 India’s supply-demand gap in education expected to drive international mobility

India’s supply-demand gap in education expected to drive international mobility

India’s position as a key player in global student mobility is set to grow in the next decade, according to a recent report. Meanwhile, proposed reforms to India’s...

International student mobility and the Ebola outbreak

The Ebola outbreak began in Guinea in March this year and in the months following it spread to three other countries: Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria. Isolated cases...

Women increasingly outpacing men’s higher education participation in many world markets

It used to be that men were overrepresented in higher education, but that trend has been changing for several years now. In the 1990s, in many parts of...

Continuing economic crisis in Greece pushes and pulls on student mobility

Despite some signs that the Greek economy may be headed for slightly better times, Greece’s economic crisis is ongoing – with significant ramifications for the country’s students and...

Danish reforms will impact both domestic and international students

Denmark is in the grip of a productivity crisis. Economic growth has been slow to nil in recent years and sluggish productivity, expert say, is to blame. The...

Outbound mobility gathering steam in the Philippines

The number of Philippine students studying abroad is up sharply in recent years, fuelled by a rapidly growing economy, high levels of youth unemployment, strong outbound migration, and...

New report forecasts postgraduate mobility trends through 2024

The British Council has just released a report – Postgraduate student mobility trends to 2024 – that forecasts the contributions of 23 source markets to international postgraduate student...

Number of outbound German students up sharply in recent years

Recent data from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) points to a significant increase in the number of German students going abroad. The number of German students enrolled...

Australian education reforms figure prominently in emerging international education strategy

The Australian government has introduced its much-anticipated reform measures for the country’s higher education system. Tabled in the Australian parliament on 28 August, the Higher Education and Research...

New report highlights “worrying trends” in UK’s international student recruitment

A new report from Universities UK underlines the positive impacts that international students have on the UK’s economy and society, and warns that government policy is impacting the...

Japan boosts internationalisation funding in a bid to climb global rankings

The Japanese government announced additional funding last month for 37 leading universities. The new spending aims to boost the international competitiveness of Japanese higher education overall, with the...