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 EU ministers conclude €93 billion funding arrangement for Erasmus+ and Horizon 2020

EU ministers conclude €93 billion funding arrangement for Erasmus+ and Horizon 2020

There are nearly six million young people unemployed in the EU today, with youth unemployment levels reaching above 50% in some member states such as Spain and Greece....

 New UK report calls for cohesive government policy to grow international education sector

New UK report calls for cohesive government policy to grow international education sector

Currently in the UK, two facts co-exist… uncomfortably. On the one hand is widespread public anxiety about immigration, fuelled in part by past governmental policies that led to...

 Mature students emerging as an increasingly important market segment

Mature students emerging as an increasingly important market segment

The term “mature student” describes a category of learners who undertake a programme of study later in life than those who – typically at 18 or 19 years...

 Student testimonials are an untapped source of competitive advantage in recruitment marketing

Student testimonials are an untapped source of competitive advantage in recruitment marketing

Ask current students what convinced them to study with your education institution, and chances are it wasn’t a catchy tagline or the clever graphics employed in your logo....

 Mobile, video and peer-to-peer at the heart of the latest travel trends, with Asia in focus

Mobile, video and peer-to-peer at the heart of the latest travel trends, with Asia in focus

When over 50,000 people gathered in London earlier this month, it could only mean one thing: the World Travel Market (WTM) had arrived. This massive event brings the...

Are we already entering a post-MOOC era?

The introduction of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) a couple of years ago prompted a heady mixture of excitement, panic, and scepticism. MOOCs simultaneously promised: To open up...

New developments in the accommodations sector

In a previous article, ICEF Monitor discussed student accommodations, specifically, dormitories and their influence on prospective students’ school choices, the increased investor activity related to financing and building...

Integrating digital technologies at the K-12 level

At ICEF Monitor we have written extensively over the past couple of years on how higher education is changing to reflect the reality of the increasingly Internet-and-technology-driven globalised...

Market Snapshot: Nepal

A tiny country often overshadowed by its booming neighbour to the south, Nepal could soon be on many an international student recruiter’s travel itinerary. ICEF Monitor provides a...

Integrating print collateral with online marketing

It wasn’t that long ago that many education institutions were still tinkering with the Internet and their websites, unsure as to how to leverage the new online channels...

New report highlights changing face of the world’s freshman class; calls for expansion of higher education

More than 23 million students across the OECD and G20 countries will begin their university studies this year. This reflects a dramatic increase in university entry rates across...

Extending your recruitment effort with international alumni

We’ve written previously about the importance of engaging alumni in international recruitment as well as the process of engaging and enabling brand advocates from among your current students....

Market Snapshot: Chile

An unusual mix of factors is at work in the education landscape of Chile. Like other OECD nations, Chile has experienced dramatic increases in student numbers; however, many...

New AEI statistics point to strengthening enrolment trends in Australia

A month ago, we wrote of the Australian education sector’s anticipation of how the new government might approach the international component of the industry, which has weathered substantial...

Student retention begins in, and sometimes before, the first week of class

For many educators, the memory of the last student intake and last orientation is never far away, especially with a new school year recently underway in many parts...