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 TOEFL and IELTS tests suspended in many areas but alternate testing options on the way

TOEFL and IELTS tests suspended in many areas but alternate testing options on the way

The COVID-19 coronavirus has significantly disrupted testing schedules for the two of the most prominent standard tests for language proficiency in the world: TOEFL and IELTS. This has...

 US: COVID-19 impacts include campus closures and recruiting challenges

US: COVID-19 impacts include campus closures and recruiting challenges

In California, New York, and Washington – the US states where the largest number of COVID-19 cases have been reported – some colleges have closed their campuses and/or...

 COVID-19 triggers cancellations and delays but most students intend to follow through on study plans

COVID-19 triggers cancellations and delays but most students intend to follow through on study plans

Due to the rapid spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, many exchange programmes have been cancelled as have a growing number of industry events, most recently the annual Asia-Pacific...

 Coronavirus triggers travel restrictions and other countermeasures

Coronavirus triggers travel restrictions and other countermeasures

Editor’s note: This is a rapidly evolving story and the information published below is current as of 31 January. International student movement, along with class and exam schedules...

 Year in review: What we learned in 2019

Year in review: What we learned in 2019

If you are feeling at this stage that the past year went by in a flash, you are not alone. Especially with the swirl of world-shaping political events,...

Global forecast sets out population trends through 2100

The world’s population is continuing to grow, but at a slower rate than in the past. Global growth through 2050 is a study...

OECD reports rising degree attainment and strengthening growth for international mobility

The annual Education at a Glance report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) highlights that more people are now earning degrees than ever before. Looking...

Year in review: What we learned in 2018

It has been another exciting and challenging year in international education, and, as always, we thank you for reading along with us. But before we turn the page...

Slower growth and more intense competition in global ELT market

Overall volumes of English language training, as measured in student numbers and student weeks, have been essentially flat...

Diversification and the next five markets

After more than a decade of rapid expansion in international enrolments, the focus in major study destinations – and for many institutions – is turning more and more to diversification....

Attracting students who stay

A roundup of what seven countries are doing to attract foreign students and to make it easier for them to work after graduating...

Up and down the table: Growth trends across major international study destinations

The past few years have been a period of increasing dynamism in the international education sector, as the following factors have combined to influence both the ability of...

Megatrend: The shift to emerging markets

The world is in the midst of a global power and population shift from developed to emerging economies...

Mapping the trends that will shape international student mobility

A new report reviews ten trends that are expected to have a significant effect on global demand for higher education...

Measuring up: Global market share and national targets in international education

Within an overall context of significant growth, the share of internationally mobile students...