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 Africa ascending: Four growth markets to watch

Africa ascending: Four growth markets to watch

Growing economies, large and youthful populations, and labour market trends are just some of the factors driving demand...

 Growing Egyptian demand for education pressures domestic capacity

Growing Egyptian demand for education pressures domestic capacity

Egypt is the most populous country in the Arab world. The population more than tripled – from 32 to 98 million – between the mid-1960s and 2017, and...

 Diversification and the next five markets

Diversification and the next five markets

After more than a decade of rapid expansion in international enrolments, the focus in major study destinations – and for many institutions – is turning more and more to diversification....

 Study explores adoption of online learning and its relationship to student mobility

Study explores adoption of online learning and its relationship to student mobility

“Online learning – the use of the Internet to provide or augment formal education – has grown up. Still viewed as novel or innovative in some quarters, online learning...

 Rolling out the first large-scale scholarship programmes for MOOCs

Rolling out the first large-scale scholarship programmes for MOOCs

Two corporate giants – Google and Bertelsmann – have launched a large-scale scholarship programme for MOOC studies...

2015 in review: The most-read and must-reads from the year

As we count down the final days of the year, let’s take a moment to look back over 2015 with our third annual review of the most-popular items...

Demand for job skills heating up in Africa

Africa has the fastest-growing middle class on the planet and accounted for nine of the 15 fastest-growing economies in the world in 2014. The McKinsey Global Institute, meanwhile,...

Using social media to reach students in the Middle East and North Africa

Roughly four in ten international students say that social media influenced their decision to study abroad. Around half read comments about institutions they were interested in on institutional...

English skills a key for mobility and employment in the Middle East and North Africa

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has the world’s most youthful population… and the highest youth unemployment rates. A growing body of research is pointing to...

Egypt aims to quadruple international enrolment

The Egyptian government recently announced plans to increase the number of international students enrolled in the country and to market itself as a regional international education hub catering...

Where the devices are: New study updates global stats on Internet usage

People in developing and emerging economies who are young and educated are much more likely to be Internet users. Ditto for those who speak a little English: regardless...

How to engage the international schools sector for higher education recruitment

The K-12 English-medium international schools market is now considered a crucial sector for the world’s higher education institutions. The aspirations of pupils that go to these schools and...

Research consistently finds better employment outcomes for tertiary graduates

In the wake of the global economic crisis, and in the midst of widespread calls for stronger linkages between postsecondary programmes and labour market requirements, we see a...

Market Snapshot: Egypt

The North African nation of Egypt has experienced extreme turbulence in recent years, with mass protest, a coup d’etat, and economic turmoil. With 60% of the population below...

Boosting science and technology collaboration among Arab states

The call for Arab states to pool their efforts and expertise in STEM fields is one Mohamed Mrayati, senior advisor on science and technology for sustainable development at...