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 Five for Friday

Five for Friday

An occasional round-up of some of the more eye-catching and varied items that we’ve been reading lately, including the latest in digital trends, the keys to a welcoming...

 New data suggests Japanese outbound market has been significantly undercounted

New data suggests Japanese outbound market has been significantly undercounted

Japan has long been an important outbound student market, and a major sender to English-speaking destinations in particular. However, the narrative has been of a market in decline...

 Keys to the market: Japan

Keys to the market: Japan

Japan is a traditional powerhouse among outbound student markets but those numbers have of course been in decline for some time. More recently, however, there are signs of...

 Where are you? The importance of location in international recruiting

Where are you? The importance of location in international recruiting

“Location, location, location” is one of the most famous idioms among realtors because it underlines the great extent to which a property’s desirability is tied to where it...

 America and Japan reporting big gains in Vietnamese enrolment

America and Japan reporting big gains in Vietnamese enrolment

Vietnam currently boasts one of Asia’s strongest economies, with an estimated 6.7% GDP growth in 2015 and an impressive average annual growth rate of 5.5% since 1990. The...

Japan looks to ASEAN markets for enrolment growth

With a combined population of 600 million people and a middle class that is projected to exceed 100 million people by 2020, the ten states of The Association...

Goal oriented: International enrolment targets around the world

2015 was a banner year for many study destinations. But, as much growth as we have seen in international student mobility over the past decade, many countries have...

2015 in review: The most-read and must-reads from the year

As we count down the final days of the year, let’s take a moment to look back over 2015 with our third annual review of the most-popular items...

New OECD report summarises global mobility trends

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) released its annual report on global education trends last week. Education at a Glance 2015 draws on a wealth of...

Under pressure: Changing markets and the evolution of the university

This article is adapted and reprinted with permission from a special commemorative magazine produced to mark the 20th anniversary of the ICEF Berlin Workshop. We have all read...

Signs of strengthening demand for study abroad in Japan

For several years now, the Japanese government has been intent on globalising its education system, setting goals of hosting 300,000 foreign students and sending out 120,000 of its...

The state of international student mobility in 2015

This article is reprinted with permission from a special commemorative magazine produced to mark the 20th anniversary of the ICEF Berlin Workshop. As you read this, five million...

Homeward bound: The growing global investment in student housing

The past decade has seen a growing trend of private investment in education. Private money has been flowing into everything from school start-ups and acquisitions to education services...

New report calls for more balanced internationalisation outcomes in Europe

A recent report commissioned by the European Parliament suggests that while European jurisdictions have lead efforts to deepen the internationalisation of higher education in recent decades, more needs...

Japanese government asks universities to close social sciences and humanities faculties

A recent survey of Japanese university presidents found that 26 of 60 national universities with social science and humanities programmes intend to close those departments during the 2016...