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 Credit transfer scheme in SE Asia gives student mobility a boost

Credit transfer scheme in SE Asia gives student mobility a boost

As early as the next academic year (2013-14), a common credit transfer scheme could be adopted by all higher education institutions in the Greater Mekong Subregion – which...

 Descriptions of education systems in 60 countries

Descriptions of education systems in 60 countries

Nuffic – the Netherlands organisation for international cooperation in higher education – regularly releases country modules, which offer information on the education systems of about 60 countries. Apart...

 Beyond Facebook: Engaging with regional and local social networks

Beyond Facebook: Engaging with regional and local social networks

At this point, it is hard to imagine an international education institution not making use of social platforms to reach out to prospective students. Facebook is often preferred...

 Global tutoring industry experiencing explosive growth

Global tutoring industry experiencing explosive growth

As students across the globe increasingly enrol in higher education courses, tutoring has become a prime method for bolstering traditional learning. Because entrance examinations are critical for gaining...

 More countries offering working holiday agreements

More countries offering working holiday agreements

A number of new working holiday agreements have been announced recently, with countries around the world launching new partnerships to facilitate expanded youth and student mobility in 2013....

The global flow of tertiary-level students

Do you like good market data as much as we do? How about informative data visualisations? Well, you can find both in a new interactive map produced by...

Opportunities abound in digital English language learning market

Last year, the worldwide language learning market (all languages combined) generated a hefty US $58.2 billion. When combined with revenues from language services such as localisation, interpretation, and...

Educational reform opens the shutters on Japan

In April, ICEF Monitor reported on several significant measures Japan’s education sector has recently taken to open Japanese higher education to the world – see the article “Japan’s...

New national statistics compare education and student mobility in over 40 countries

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has released the 2012 edition of Education at a Glance, which enables countries to see themselves in the light of...

Research shows that studying abroad boosts creativity

Newly published research provides the best evidence yet that studying overseas boosts one’s creativity. The study titled “On the Cognitive Benefits of Cultural Experience: Exploring the Relationship between...

Latest ALTO report highlights struggles in global language travel industry

The Association of Language Travel Organisations (ALTO) has released its latest report from Q2 2012, which includes feedback from 229 language schools and 399 educational agencies around the...

Cracking the (QR) code

Lately, we’ve come across a few articles which are a bit ‘anti-QR code’ in their tone, and we wondered… how do our readers feel about them? But before...

The rise of the volunteer sector in Asia Pacific

The volunteer sector has seen steady growth since 1990 and accounted for an estimated 1.67 million arrivals in 2010. Roughly 60% of volunteer travel participants come from the...

What determines growth rates in global higher education enrolments?

A new British Council study, The Shape of Things to Come: Higher education global trends and emerging opportunities to 2020, has recently become available in its entirety. The...

Japan’s globalisation efforts blossoming

The global education stage has become less fixed in recent years regarding what constitutes a “source” country versus a “destination” country for students seeking to study abroad, and...