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 Five for Friday

Five for Friday

This latest instalment in our occasional “Five for Friday” column gathers some of the more eye-catching and varied items that we’ve been reading lately. We present them here...

 Investments in education technology reaching new highs in 2015

Investments in education technology reaching new highs in 2015

You can count investment deals in the education technology sector a number of different ways, particularly depending on how you define “ed tech” in the first place. The...

 Global parents’ survey: three quarters would consider university abroad

Global parents’ survey: three quarters would consider university abroad

A newly released survey of 5,550 parents in 16 countries around the world finds that most – 77% – would consider sending their child abroad for either undergraduate...

 Regional rankings an important measure of investment and academic influence

Regional rankings an important measure of investment and academic influence

Nearly one in eight of the world’s top 200 universities, as ranked in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2014/15, are from Asia. The same is...

 India driving growth in applications to US graduate schools

India driving growth in applications to US graduate schools

International student applications to US graduate schools are up modestly this year, driven largely by surging student numbers from India, strong demand for advanced science and engineering programmes,...

Is Asia ready to be the next higher education superpower?

A high-level trends report from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) predicts that, by 2050, the world will see a dramatic shift in global economic power away from advanced economies and toward...

India reports strong growth in outbound for 2014; edges China for first time

A new student mobility report finds that the number of Indian students going overseas was up sharply in 2014. This reverses a four-year trend of declining student numbers...

English language training in India pegged for significant growth

With evidence demonstrating that English language fluency opens the doors to greater employment opportunities and higher income among its graduates, demand for English Language Training (ELT) is on...

Canadian colleges set to play a bigger role in India’s plans to train 500 million

Education was front and centre last month when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made his official state visit to Canada. This was the first such visit in 42...

Where the devices are: New study updates global stats on Internet usage

People in developing and emerging economies who are young and educated are much more likely to be Internet users. Ditto for those who speak a little English: regardless...

How to engage the international schools sector for higher education recruitment

The K-12 English-medium international schools market is now considered a crucial sector for the world’s higher education institutions. The aspirations of pupils that go to these schools and...

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....

India is a key source of international students – can it become a destination?

In the summer of 2014, Narendra Modi became India’s Prime Minister in a landslide election, giving him a mandate to launch much-needed reforms to the country’s education system....

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...

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...