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 Growing Chinese middle class projected to spend heavily on education through 2030

Growing Chinese middle class projected to spend heavily on education through 2030

China is projected to surpass the US as the world’s largest economy by 2028, and a new study this month from the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) paints a...

 Table stakes: The link between food culture and student satisfaction

Table stakes: The link between food culture and student satisfaction

When students decide to study abroad, chief among their considerations are academics and the extent to which a foreign education can pave the way to greater career opportunities....

 A record number of Chinese students abroad in 2015 but growth is slowing

A record number of Chinese students abroad in 2015 but growth is slowing

New data from the Chinese Ministry of Education reveals that both the total number of outbound students as well as the number of returnees from study abroad reached...

 Is online messaging the next big thing for student recruitment?

Is online messaging the next big thing for student recruitment?

Have you already mastered Google keywords and hammered out a great social media strategy? If so, fantastic! But, as you would probably guess, there is more to be...

 Nigeria tightens foreign exchange controls to limit use for study abroad

Nigeria tightens foreign exchange controls to limit use for study abroad

The Nigerian government has added study abroad to a growing list of expenditures for which it will no longer provide foreign exchange from the Central Bank. This means...

Germany on pace to attract 350,000 foreign students

Germany looms as large as ever on the world stage this year. A founding member of the European Union, it wields considerable political influence within Europe and around...

US OPT rules confirmed: Foreign STEM grads can now stay and work for up to three years

Following months of legal wrangling and uncertainty over the key Optional Practical Training (OPT) programme for foreign STEM graduates in the US, new rules were formally set down...

Reaching millennials: Make it fast but keep it real

The on-demand, highly connected world of millennials opens the door both to new challenges and new opportunities for marketers – but you better be quick and you will...

Further evidence of the mounting costs of UK visa policy

It has been clear for some time that more restrictive visa policies are weakening foreign student enrolments in the UK. And now both the UK’s Chartered Association of...

Cheaper, faster, easier: Building a better system for sending student fees overseas

A growing category of international payment specialists is set on proving that the conventional methods for sending student payments overseas are ripe for change. These companies – including...

US and UK losing market share to regional destinations

A recent British Council study predicts that China will remain the number one sender of international students to other countries in 2025, followed by India. Also at that...

UK universities lobby against a British exit from the EU

British Prime Minister David Cameron has announced a referendum on the UK’s membership in the European Union. On 23 June 2016, voters will be asked to respond to...

Canadian government eases citizenship process for international students

The newly elected government of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has introduced legislation to repeal a number of controversial changes to the Canadian Immigration Act. Under the previous...

New data reveals most searched-for study destinations

The body of research underlining the importance of online channels to international student recruitment is growing. Among the key findings we have reported in recent months: Digital tools,...

Mapping technological change in higher education through 2020

Students’ demands – as well as a rapidly evolving global marketplace – feature significantly as drivers of the technologies most likely to be adopted in universities and colleges...