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branch-campus-modelThe new branch campus model: expand at home, compete everywhere

The year 2012 will be remembered for many things in international education circles, among them: Increasing competition between countries for market share of students, with...

characteristics-of-us-college-studentsNew insights on characteristics of US college students

“Coming of age in the deepest recession in 70 years, yet eager for the economic opportunities their parents enjoyed. In a hurry to be grownups,...

university-business-model-australiaNew report forecasts significant change in university business models

The only text on the opening page of Ernst & Young’s new University of the Future report is this: Over the next 10–15 years, the...

Changing landscape for online education challenges for-profit providers

The entry of non-profit American university and college brands – particularly those with elite reputations – into online education is beginning to reshape the competitive...

Field report: demand for education up sharply in Uzbekistan

As ICEF’s Director of the CIS countries, Mr Sergey Krasnyanskiy manages ICEF’s operations in Russia, Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus. From his office...

Global tutoring industry experiencing explosive growth

As students across the globe increasingly enrol in higher education courses, tutoring has become a prime method for bolstering traditional learning. Because entrance examinations are...

Is technology the key change agent in higher education?

Last week, ICEF Monitor explored how technological changes are influencing student behaviour and student demands. Today, we follow up on these observations by looking at...

Students demanding more technology in education

ICEF Monitor has frequently looked at how technology is impacting international student recruitment – from the basic techniques of social media and mobile-optimised websites to...

Opportunities abound in digital English language learning market

Last year, the worldwide language learning market (all languages combined) generated a hefty US $58.2 billion. When combined with revenues from language services such as...

Can foreign languages go digital with online education?

Today, enrolment in online courses is growing at a faster rate than that of higher education overall, and more schools are striving to increase their...

Coursera shakes up higher education, adds 12 US and European institutions

Just announced yesterday, a dozen major research universities are teaming up with Coursera in what is being called a “tsunami” of change sweeping over the...

Market Snapshot: South Africa

“South Africa and its neighbouring countries must urgently develop and implement higher education policies aimed at expanding student enrolments, strengthening the qualifications of academics, doubling...

8 countries leading the way in online education

Online education is quickly becoming a major phenomenon around the world, as we highlighted in a recent piece “Free online courses, recruitment and the university...

Free online courses, recruitment, and the university brand

Say you were a young person with an eye on a good career, would you enrol in a free course – with quality content but...

12 ways in which online marketing will change this year

Edudemic has posted a fascinating presentation from international research agency Millward Brown featuring their 12 digital predictions for 2012. By now, we’re all (almost) used...

African countries continue to invest in higher education

A flurry of stories on higher education developments in African nations provides ongoing evidence that several African nations are very serious about participating in, contributing...

Open and distance learning in the BRIC countries

The International Council for Open and Distance Education hosted a special session at the recent Online Educa Berlin conference to explore important trends and challenges...

Continued growth for online enrolment in US

For nearly a decade now, the Babson Survey Research Group has been tracking online enrolment in the US as part of a broader annual study...

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