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 Tracking student intent for study abroad through April

Tracking student intent for study abroad through April

Will international students follow through on their study abroad plans for this year and next? That is the question at the heart of the enrolment modelling efforts currently...

 With 9 in 10 students affected by COVID-19 closures, how is the shift to online going so far?

With 9 in 10 students affected by COVID-19 closures, how is the shift to online going so far?

Most COVID-19-related statistics are distressing but some veer towards the simply astounding: “The pandemic has disrupted learning for 9 out of 10 students around the world (87%), according...

 COVID-19 restrictions “unprecedented” in history of international travel

COVID-19 restrictions “unprecedented” in history of international travel

A new report from the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) highlights that 96% of all destinations worldwide have introduced travel restrictions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic....

 Rolling survey tracks consumer sentiment across Asian markets

Rolling survey tracks consumer sentiment across Asian markets

McKinsey & Company is conducting a recurring survey panel in several Asian markets. The survey is carried out at one month intervals, and has been through two cycles...

 Looking ahead: Scenario planning and recovery forecasts for international education

Looking ahead: Scenario planning and recovery forecasts for international education

The SARS virus first appeared in early 2003. Over the next several months, it spread to more than two dozen countries in North America, South America, Europe, and...

WHO warning highlights continuing efforts to curb coronavirus in key Asian markets

As of 1 April 2020, the epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic has shifted with nearly 800,000 confirmed cases worldwide. While the United States, Italy, and Spain are currently...

New survey data measures student intent for study abroad

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues around the world, there have been a number of attempts to track student intent with respect to study abroad for the balance of...

Survey measures the expected impacts of COVID-19 across education sectors and regions

A broad survey of education executives conducted in March shows that concern is widespread that COVID-19 and its societal and economic effects will be damaging in the short...

Adjusting to the new normal of international travel

As the global response to the COVID-19 virus continues to mount, the situation with respect to international travel is anything but normal. The landscape is very fluid at...

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

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

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

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

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...