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 Eighth annual Agent Barometer survey gathers insights from 104 countries

Eighth annual Agent Barometer survey gathers insights from 104 countries

The results from the 2014 installment of the ICEF i-graduate Agent Barometer – the most comprehensive survey of education agents regarding their perspectives on the international education markets...

 The substitution effect of transnational education on international student mobility

The substitution effect of transnational education on international student mobility

The Observatory on Borderless Higher Education (OBHE) recently published a paper entitled, Transnational education vs international student mobility: Substitutes or distinct markets? It presents preliminary research on the...

 Millennial international students rely on digital channels and networks

Millennial international students rely on digital channels and networks

A new report from World Education Services (WES) highlights the ways in which international Millennials – international students between the ages of 17 and 36 – seek out information...

 Women increasingly outpacing men’s higher education participation in many world markets

Women increasingly outpacing men’s higher education participation in many world markets

It used to be that men were overrepresented in higher education, but that trend has been changing for several years now. In the 1990s, in many parts of...

 New report forecasts postgraduate mobility trends through 2024

New report forecasts postgraduate mobility trends through 2024

The British Council has just released a report – Postgraduate student mobility trends to 2024 – that forecasts the contributions of 23 source markets to international postgraduate student...

Western universities expanding joint ventures in China

Duke Kunshan University (DKU) opened to its first student intake last month on a 200-acre campus site within the Kunshan Yangcheng Lake Science Park in Kunshan, China. An...

New surveys compare relative costs of study abroad and parents’ perception of educational quality

The global investment bank HSBC continues to produce interesting research on global study destinations. This year the bank released two reports that aim to compare costs and parents’...

Indian enrolment in US graduate schools surging while offers to Chinese students continue to slow

A new report from America’s Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) shows that there is a continuing growth trend in offers of admission to international students from US graduate...

OECD releases detailed study of global education trends for 2014

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has released its annual Education at a Glance report for 2014, and it is full of useful trend information and...

10 websites in China your admissions department should know

The following is a guest post by Michael Waxman-Lenz, CEO and co-founder of International Education Advantage (Intead), and Jiangyinan Zhai, a graduate student of integrated marketing at New...

The agent question: New data has the answer

In international education circles, the use of education agents is simultaneously controversial, and widespread. But, as a new report published today by The Observatory on Borderless Higher Education...

Governments expanding and promoting non-degree training in key markets worldwide

Get ready to hear the term “middle skills” more often. It refers to jobs that require more education than a high school diploma but less than a four-year...

Confucius Institutes expanding rapidly to meet demand for Chinese language skills

With China’s swift rise to prominence on the global stage, the demand for Mandarin language courses and qualified teachers is growing in just about every corner of the...

Making sense of China’s social and mobile web

Without a doubt, China is the world’s number one source of international students. Asia has driven much of the dramatic growth in international student mobility over the past...

Five for Friday

We are pleased to present the latest instalment in our occasional column “Five for Friday.” The following is a quick hit-list of some of the more eye-catching and...