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 Language training moves online as COVID-19 forces suspension of face-to-face programmes

Language training moves online as COVID-19 forces suspension of face-to-face programmes

Schools across the world’s leading English Language Training (ELT) destinations are suspending in-person classes in the wake of quickly unfolding travel restrictions and government directives designed to stem...

 Ireland moves to online visa renewals for Dublin-based students

Ireland moves to online visa renewals for Dublin-based students

The Irish government has announced a new online system that will allow some non-EU students to renew their visas online. The online renewal option will only be available...

 Ireland: Number of non-EEA students in higher education jumps by 45% over five years

Ireland: Number of non-EEA students in higher education jumps by 45% over five years

The number of new international students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) pursuing higher education in Ireland jumped by 45% between 2013 and 2017 according to a...

 Ireland: ELT student numbers down but weeks reach a record high

Ireland: ELT student numbers down but weeks reach a record high

After a few years of steady increases in student numbers, enrolment growth in Ireland’s ELT (English Language Training) sector cooled off last year. There were 121,462 students enrolled...

 Slower growth and more intense competition in global ELT market

Slower growth and more intense competition in global ELT market

Overall volumes of English language training, as measured in student numbers and student weeks, have been essentially flat...

Attracting students who stay

A roundup of what seven countries are doing to attract foreign students and to make it easier for them to work after graduating...

Irish study calls for expanded destination marketing and student supports

A newly published study commissioned by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) and funded by the Irish Research Council has found that despite cuts to funding in recent years,...

2017 marks another year of growth for Ireland’s ELT sector

The number of ELT students in Ireland grew by 8% in 2017, representing a third consecutive year of growth for...

Ireland to create new technological universities

Ten of the 14 institutes of technology in Ireland have embarked on a process that will lead to the establishment of up to four new...

Ireland launches new fund for international university partnerships

Ireland has introduced a new €500,000 fund to support activities leading to expanded collaborations between Irish...

Ireland moves to expand student housing stock

Demand for housing in Ireland, and student housing in particular, considerably outstrips supply. There is an estimated shortage...

Further growth for Irish ELT in 2016

Ireland is well on its way to meeting some ambitious growth goals for 2020. A new national strategy released in October 2016 set out targets for 33% growth in...

Ireland announces 24-month “stay back option” for international postgraduates

The Irish government has extended the period during which foreign graduates of masters and doctoral programmes may remain and work in the country after their studies. Under Ireland’s...

New Irish strategy sets ambitious goals for 2020

Irish Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton released Ireland’s new international education strategy today. Irish Education Globally Connected: An International Education Strategy for Ireland, 2016-2020 launches a new...

EU proposes changes to work permit policies

A recent OECD report recommends the European Union reform its legal labour migration policies to make it easier for foreign graduates to obtain work permits. Recruiting Immigrant Workers:...