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 Iran eases restrictions on international education

Iran eases restrictions on international education

In Iran, the election last year of President Hassan Rouhani has led to a relatively more progressive and international academic climate than was the case during the reign...

 International student enrolment strengthening in New Zealand

International student enrolment strengthening in New Zealand

Education New Zealand (ENZ) recently released its full-year report on international enrolment for 2013 and the numbers tell a tale of two sharply contrasting trends over the course...

 Dutch government announces new vision for international education

Dutch government announces new vision for international education

“I am convinced that Dutch education should train ‘competent rebels’: pioneering thinkers and doers who are able to promote change through a combination of creativity, courage and ambition,”...

 The link between employability and international student recruitment

The link between employability and international student recruitment

As business leaders and prospective students increasingly seek proof of graduate readiness and success, it is no wonder that employability has emerged as a key issue for educators....

 Market Snapshot: Ghana

Market Snapshot: Ghana

The West African nation of Ghana has experienced a decade of sustained growth, outpacing that of nations such as Taiwan and South Korea. Its education expenditure relative to...

Taking the long view on Korean study abroad trends

Last year, we began to report on declining outbound mobility for Korean students. South Korea has been, and remains, one of the world’s most important source countries for...

The study abroad market in Oman

Oman is an Arab-speaking nation of 3.1 million people. UNESCO estimates that there are more than 6,300 Omani students enrolled in higher education abroad, but other sources put...

Five for Friday

We are pleased to present the latest instalment in our occasional column “Five for Friday.” The following is a quick hit-list of some of the more eye-catching and...

When it comes to university rankings, what really counts?

We all pay attention to university rankings. For students and parents, they can be an important guide in choosing a university. For institutions, policy makers, and politicians, they...

Foreign enrolment in German universities reaches record high

Germany is well on its way to an ambitious goal of hosting 350,000 foreign university students by 2020. The latest figures released this month by the German Academic...

Tuition increases should be paired with increased student aid, says new report

A recently released European Commission study finds that, when they are balanced with expanded financial aid for students, increases in tuition fees do not negatively impact higher education...

Russia announces new investments in higher education and study abroad

The Russian government’s recent announcement of increased funding for 14 universities is yet one more sign of Moscow’s continuing push in boosting the global competitiveness of its higher...

Who uses MOOCs and how?

Given that millions of people register for MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), it is perhaps not surprising that much has been written to date about these still-evolving education...

Spanish university entrance exam no longer required for foreign students

In a major change to the system of undergraduate admissions for Spanish universities, a royal decree recently removed the Selectividad exam as a mandatory entrance requirement for foreign...

Australian enrolment surging in 2014

International education remains Australia’s third-largest export sector and the only non-resource sector in the top five. International education activity contributed an estimated AUS$15 billion to Australia’s economy in...