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 African summit calls for major expansion of higher education

African summit calls for major expansion of higher education

The African Higher Education Summit concluded last week with an action plan to dramatically increase higher education participation across the continent over the next 50 years. The plan...

 Using technology to bring travel experiences to life

Using technology to bring travel experiences to life

Editor’s note: Trends and consumer preferences in international student mobility naturally intermingle with those in the travel sector and so ICEF Monitor maintains a watching brief on important...

 How much personalisation do today’s travel consumers want?

How much personalisation do today’s travel consumers want?

Editor’s note: Trends and consumer preferences in international student mobility naturally intermingle with those in the travel sector and so ICEF Monitor maintains a watching brief on important...

 Global economic power projected to shift to Asia and emerging economies by 2050

Global economic power projected to shift to Asia and emerging economies by 2050

The professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has produced a series of megatrends reports that analyse high-level trends expected to shape the global economic landscape in the decades ahead....

 Email marketing and the power of permission

Email marketing and the power of permission

With the amount of buzz there is around social media marketing, it can be easy to underestimate the continued power of email marketing. That would be a mistake....

From the field: EF continues to build new markets, products, and systems

EF Education First is one of the world’s leading language schools. Based in Lucerne, Switzerland, it operates 500 schools and offices in 53 countries and has a complement...

Virtual tours growing in popularity

Why do international students choose a certain university or school? Major factors are word-of-mouth and an institution’s prestige – influential especially for the many students who aren’t able...

Morocco still aiming to boost education quality and access

Last fall, we reported on planned education reforms for the Kingdom of Morocco, changes designed to improve quality and access, meet high market demand, and address growing student...

Managing growth and maintaining standards in international branch campuses

The number of international branch campuses worldwide continues to grow. This is in some respects a natural result of institutions continuing to expand their global partnerships, and of...

Nigeria projected to be one of the world’s fastest-growing markets for postgraduate studies

At some point in the early part of this decade, Nigeria surpassed Morocco as the leading source of internationally mobile students in Africa. UNESCO tells us that just...

Global review maps the state of MOOCs in 2014

Expectations for MOOCs have been shaped by offsetting waves of enthusiasm and skepticism over the past couple of years. At some point during 2014, however, the market began...

LinkedIn rolls out new school selection services for prospective students

Professional social networking site LinkedIn has introduced some impressive new services for its high school and university-aged users: Decision Boards, University Outcome Rankings, Field of Study Explorer, and...

Industry surveys highlight continued growth in language study travel

As much as the language travel sector is a key segment of the international education industry, little comparative data on the sector’s performance and trends has been available...

Research says middle-class aspirations the real driver of demand for higher education

The global gross tertiary enrolment ratio (GTER) – that is, the percentage of the tertiary-aged population actually enrolled in higher education – has more than doubled over the...

Managing negative feedback on social media

International education is one of the industry sectors most heavily dependent on, and enabled by, social media and the Internet. It can’t help but be, given that prospective...