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 Further growth for Irish ELT in 2016

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

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

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

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:...

 Junior language travel market continues to develop

Junior language travel market continues to develop

Junior students have become an important growth segment in recent years, especially in Europe, where students under age 18 now compose a significant proportion of language travel enrolments....

Ireland’s ELT numbers up 10% in 2015; student weeks increase by 38%

As of 2015, the number of international students studying English in Ireland stands at roughly 107,000 – a 10% jump from 2014, when the number was 97,610. Students...

New data reveals most searched-for study destinations

The body of research underlining the importance of online channels to international student recruitment is growing. Among the key findings we have reported in recent months: Digital tools,...

Shifting currencies expected to drive growth for more affordable destinations

There is a fairly direct linkage between currency exchange rates and the costs of study abroad. It arises from the simple fact that if your home currency weakens...

Ireland implements student immigration and quality assurance reforms

Over the course of 2015, the Irish government began to introduce a number of reforms in its student immigration system, with the goal of strengthening quality assurance in...

The relationship between currency exchange and student mobility

It has been a tumultuous year for the world economy, which in many quarters is still recovering from the deep economic shocks of the 2008 global economic crisis....

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...

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...

Demographics, economics, and internationalisation driving enrolment growth in Europe

Nearly seven in ten European universities report an increase in non-European Union enrolment over the past five years; a slightly smaller percentage reported an increase in EU enrolment...

Ireland introduces reforms to student immigration system

The Irish government has announced plans to proceed this year with major reforms to the country’s student immigration system. As many as ten private colleges closed in Ireland...

Industry surveys highlight continued growth in language study travel

As much as the language travel sector is a key segment of the international education industry, little comparative data on the sector’s performance and trends has been available...