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 Canada confirms new student visa regulations

Canada confirms new student visa regulations

Canada has just published revised regulations for its International Student Program (ISP), effectively concluding a process of consultation and regulatory reform that had unfolded over the past year....

 Key policy issues afoot for US ESL providers

Key policy issues afoot for US ESL providers

In the US, as in all English-speaking destination countries, Intensive English Programmes (IEPs) are often the first point of entry for international students coming to study. They range...

 Summing up international student mobility in 2014

Summing up international student mobility in 2014

University World News published a special issue on international student mobility last week and it got us thinking about what we really know about global student mobility as...

 Money talks: major private investments in education reflect expectations for further growth ahead

Money talks: major private investments in education reflect expectations for further growth ahead

Private equity firms – private-sector companies that provide capital in exchange for equity ownership – have continued to make significant investments in education over the past year. In...

 UK ESL campaign launches in India in the wake of new findings on English proficiency and higher ed access

UK ESL campaign launches in India in the wake of new findings on English proficiency and higher ed access

On the heels of a new study that shows a strong relationship between English skills and earning potential in India – a nation where access to higher education...

Swedish students seek “life experiences”

It’s essential for international education professionals to analyse global mobility trends, looking at how many students worldwide are travelling for an education experience, what they are studying and...

On the eve of the Sochi Olympics, storm clouds gathering for Russian economy

In just two days, the 2014 Olympic Winter Games will open in Sochi, Russia and the world will once again come together under the Olympic ideal of Citius,...

Japanese education reforms to further prepare students for globalised world

The Japanese government, over the past couple of years, has been directing panels of education experts to consider reforms that would help Japanese students prepare for and compete...

Nigeria: Rapid growth and a strategic gateway to Africa

The most populous nation in Africa, Nigeria is being touted by some as the next big education market. The combination of a rapidly growing population and burgeoning middle...

UK monitoring agency Ofqual raises concerns about assessment standards

The UK is beginning the year with unwelcome news in the higher education sector. First, the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation in the UK (Ofqual), has issued...

High performance, high pressure in South Korea’s education system

South Korea has been lauded for having an education system that helped transform the country and rapidly grow its economy over the past 60 years. Today, its high-performing...

ASEAN poised to usher in new era of regional student mobility

The rise in intra-region mobility – that is, the increasing incidence of international students leaving their home country to study in a neighbouring country within their home region...

Insider tips on student recruitment in Bahrain

Recently, we sat down with Sara Abdulla from Al Mawred Education Services based in Bahrain to pick up a few tips on how to appeal to Bahraini students....

Market Snapshot: Cyprus

As the polar vortex rips through North America, we thought to ourselves, “What could be more appropriate than a market report on sunny Cyprus?” And with that, we...

Big data, predictive modelling, and international student recruitment

Earlier this year, we began to consider how better management and analysis of large volumes of data could improve student services and recruitment. In the months since, the...