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 UK transnational education expands at fastest rate ever

UK transnational education expands at fastest rate ever

The sixth edition of Universities UK’s “The scale of UK higher education transnational education” report shows that the UK – already the leading provider of transnational education (TNE)...

 Japanese outbound numbers still down in 2021 with a distinct shift to online study

Japanese outbound numbers still down in 2021 with a distinct shift to online study

The latest mobility data from JAOS (Japan Association of Overseas Studies) highlights that 2021 was another challenging year for Japanese outbound. The annual report relies on a survey...

 Online degrees gaining new prominence because of the pandemic

Online degrees gaining new prominence because of the pandemic

Online degrees are gaining enrolments, and respect from employers, and the trend carries exciting implications for educators, agents, and international students alike. Last year, US educators enrolled more...

 Rapid growth projected in online programme partner space through 2025

Rapid growth projected in online programme partner space through 2025

A 2015 study of online programme management (OPM) providers in the United States sized the market at US$1.1 billion at that time (in the US alone). That same...

 Australia further eases work rights and offers visa fee refunds for returning students

Australia further eases work rights and offers visa fee refunds for returning students

Australia announced earlier this month that international students employed in some sectors would be permitted to work more than 40 hours per fortnight given skills shortages and a...

UK: Transnational education numbers continue to grow

The latest data from Universities UK International (UUKi) shows continued growth in the number of foreign students enrolled in transnational education programmes (TNE) offered by British institutions. The...

ICEF Podcast: International students and online programmes in the new normal

In this episode of our continuing podcast series, ICEF’s Craig Riggs (editor of ICEF Monitor) and Martijn van de Veen (vice-president of business development) discuss some of the...

Edtech giant VIPKid gives up its massive stake in China

VIPKid, an edtech behemoth that was once valued at over US$3 billion, will no longer serve as a platform connecting English-speaking tutors (many of whom are American) and...

Global education outlook anticipates major growth but also downward pressure on post-secondary fees

A recent Global Education Executive Briefing from market intelligence platform HolonIQ forecasts dramatic growth in worldwide demand for education, but with downward pressure on student fees, a greater...

IELTS to launch new online test in early 2022

Students around the world will soon have the ability to take IELTS Academic, a leading test of English for international higher education, from the comfort of their homes...

Sweeping new rules ban for-profit school tutoring in China

The Chinese government has introduced sweeping regulations intended to curb online and private tutoring operations in the country. The move has rocked the edtech sector in China and...

ICEF Podcast: Worst hit – quickest to recover? The outlook for global language travel

In this latest podcast episode, ICEF’s Craig Riggs (Editor of ICEF Monitor) and Martijn van de Veen (Vice-President of Business Development) discuss some of the trends shaping student...

UK: Online learning expected to drive further significant growth for TNE programmes

The UK has always been a leader in the provision of transnational education (TNE) – such as articulation agreements and joint programmes delivered in part or whole in...

Major MOOC provider edX acquired by online program manager 2U

Global edtech player 2U – a for-profit company that helps universities and colleges to adapt and deliver their programmes online – has acquired major MOOC platform edX for US$800...

What about the 20 million students who didn’t study abroad last year?

Education technology has played a massive role in programme delivery since the start of the pandemic. And COVID has unquestionably amplified the scale and pace of adoption for...