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 A year of ICEF Monitor in one post: 2013 in review

A year of ICEF Monitor in one post: 2013 in review

We covered a wide range of markets, subjects, and issues in international education – and international student recruitment in particular – over the course of 2013. And now,...

 New payment systems aim to reduce risk and processing time for international transactions

New payment systems aim to reduce risk and processing time for international transactions

As international educators and recruiters, we often give a great deal of attention to the importance of streamlining application procedures and of providing appropriate supports for students throughout...

 Big data, predictive modelling, and international student recruitment

Big data, predictive modelling, and international student recruitment

Earlier this year, we began to consider how better management and analysis of large volumes of data could improve student services and recruitment. In the months since, the...

 Converging factors fuel growth in Kenya’s higher education system

Converging factors fuel growth in Kenya’s higher education system

This year has marked a time of significant change for the higher education system in Kenya. Most notably, the Universities Act 2012 was signed into law in January,...

 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

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

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...

South Africa an important regional hub for international students

Known worldwide as the Rainbow Nation, South Africa is emerging as an important regional hub for international students. However, domestic demand for university education – coupled with financial...

Open Doors 2013: More international students in the US, most growth from China

The 2013 Open Doors Report on international educational exchange was released this week, and it shows that the number of international students in the US continues to grow...

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...

Seventh annual Agent Barometer provides agents’ view of marketplace

The results are in from the seventh annual edition of the ICEF i-graduate Agent Barometer, a comprehensive survey that delivers insight into the profile of education agents, as...

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...

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...