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 China closes some university campuses in response to COVID policy protests

China closes some university campuses in response to COVID policy protests

It seems like a long time ago when we were all discussing and worrying about the mental health of students isolating in their rooms and dorms in the...

 Chinese agent survey highlights important trends for student recruitment this year  

Chinese agent survey highlights important trends for student recruitment this year  

Growth in Chinese outbound may be slowing, but China still represents the largest or second largest nationality within the international student populations of Australia, Canada, the UK, and...

 Why have Chinese student numbers been slower to recover this year?

Why have Chinese student numbers been slower to recover this year?

As predicted, the flow of Chinese students to universities in Australia, Canada, the UK, and US has been weakening throughout the first years of the 2020s. There are...

 Gradual reopening of Chinese border underway

Gradual reopening of Chinese border underway

The Beijing-based student service platform China Admissions is reporting a partial opening of the Chinese border for international students. The news follows a 21 July statement by Chinese...

 Are China’s outbound student flows about to peak?

Are China’s outbound student flows about to peak?

China has been an important driver of global growth in international student mobility for decades. As of 2020, Chinese students continued to account for a significant share of...

China: Could lockdown fatigue influence outbound student mobility?

It is too early to be definitive about this, but the pandemic appears to have had a larger-than-expected impact on outbound student numbers from China. There are a...

China: The opportunity remains

The following feature is excerpted from the 2021 edition of ICEF Insights magazine and is reprinted here with permission. The entire issue of the magazine is available to...

Edtech giant VIPKid gives up its massive stake in China

VIPKid, an edtech behemoth that was once valued at over US$3 billion, will no longer serve as a platform connecting English-speaking tutors (many of whom are American) and...

Chinese border to remain closed until second half of 2022

Reports from Times Higher Education, the Wall Street Journal, and others all indicate that China’s current border restrictions will remain in place until the second half of 2022....

Chinese universities operating under strict COVID protocols for new academic year

The Chinese government has established a “zero tolerance” policy for COVID outbreaks, and this is already affecting higher education programmes and services for the coming academic year. A...

Sweeping new rules ban for-profit school tutoring in China

The Chinese government has introduced sweeping regulations intended to curb online and private tutoring operations in the country. The move has rocked the edtech sector in China and...

Survey explores perspective of foreign-enrolled students in China

A recently released survey of nearly 8,000 students provides insights on the outlook of Chinese students enrolled at institutions abroad but currently in China due to the pandemic....

International students’ frustration mounts as Chinese border remains closed

Thousands of international students who are enrolled in Chinese higher education institutions are currently unable to enter China due to the country’s 16-month-old COVID-related ban on international visitors....

China emerging as a major destination for African students

In less than a decade, China has moved from being the least popular study abroad destination for African students to the most popular for a growing number of...

China an “indispensable recruitment market” for study abroad for which online channels will be key this year

China’s demographics are changing, and so too are some of the patterns of outbound Chinese students. They are choosing a wider field of study destinations than in the...