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closer-to-home-intra-regional-mobility-in-asiaCloser to home: Intra-regional mobility in Asia

The following feature article is adapted from the 2019 edition of ICEF Insights magazine. The complete issue is available to download now. For the past...

rapid-growth-in-indian-higher-education-system,-but-report-calls-for-sweeping-reformsRapid growth in Indian higher education system, but report calls for sweeping reforms

India’s higher education system is one of the largest in the world, with close to 52,000 institutions, and enrolment in it is now four times...

slowing-in-chinese-commencements-for-most-major-study-destinationsSlowing in Chinese commencements for most major study destinations

Educators and governments in the major English-speaking study destinations – Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States – have known for some years that...

China unveils new push for excellence in undergraduate programmes

The Chinese government has outlined a plan to reform the quality of undergraduate teaching, courses, and evaluation procedures at its universities in order to improve...

More than 750,000 Indian students abroad in 2018

It is no secret that China has been the engine of growth in global student mobility for the better part of two decades now. But...

2019 Agent Barometer: Optimism for year ahead and insights on destination preferences

The 13th annual ICEF i-graduate Agent Barometer, results of which were released at ICEF Berlin this week, elicited a record number of responses (2,065) from...

Mongolian outbound higher than estimated, most of it going to Asian powerhouses

Just over three million people live in the East Asian country of Mongolia today, a small population that accounts for the relatively small number of...

Recruiting from Indonesia in a context of increased competition

The number of Indonesian students abroad is growing, and these students are considering a wider variety of destinations...

South Korea reporting big gains in foreign enrolment

International student numbers in South Korea grew again this year. This represents the sixth consecutive year of growth...

Study argues Australian universities are too reliant on Chinese students

A new paper entitled The China Student Boom and the Risks It Poses to Australian Universities argues that some Australian universities are playing with fire...

Chinese students are valued in the US, says US Assistant Secretary of State

US Assistant Secretary of State for Education and Cultural Affairs Marie Royce took the opportunity to “clarify misperceptions people have on the US government’s stance...

Canada adds Pakistan to its expedited student visa programme

In 2018, Canada consolidated a series of pilot programmes to expedite processing for study permits (study visas) for students from selected Asian markets. In June...

China’s push to expand vocational education

The Chinese government has designated 100 billion yuan (about US$15 billion) to expand the vocational training system...

Nepalese government signals willingness to limit study abroad

Nepal’s Ministry of Education has announced that it will no longer issue the required approval letters for students...

More than eight million graduates from Chinese universities this year

China’s People’s Daily newspaper reports that the nation’s universities graduated more than 8.34 million people in summer 2019, up from 8.2 million in 2018. This...

China issues warning to students planning to study in the US

Political and trade tensions between the US and China are deepening, with potential repercussions for Chinese enrolments in American higher education. This week, China’s Ministry...

Chinese study destinations and post-study plans changing this year

A new study published earlier this month finds shifting patterns of demand among Chinese students planning to study abroad, both with respect to destination preferences...

From the field: Recruiting in the Philippines

The Philippines has been poised for outbound growth for some time now, and especially so over the last couple of years as the country has...

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