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 International tuition trends reflect competitive nature of today’s recruitment environment

International tuition trends reflect competitive nature of today’s recruitment environment

Luring the increasingly mobile and discerning international student has evolved into a high stakes affair for educational institutions, one complicated by rising competitive pressures as well as rising...

 Trend alert: Optimistic outlook for educational travel in 2013

Trend alert: Optimistic outlook for educational travel in 2013

Youth travel accounts for 20% of the global travel industry, and so when ICEF Monitor wanted to know more about the sector, one of the first places we...

 Social networks: students love Tumblr

Social networks: students love Tumblr

According to The Daily Dot, “Tumblr” surpassed “blog” in December as one of the most searched terms on Google, thus confirming the slow fall of the search for...

 Are learning and technology preferences impacting recruitment?

Are learning and technology preferences impacting recruitment?

Recently, ICEF Monitor looked at how to appeal to the Chinese market by crafting marketing messages to reflect their propensity for luxury brands and experiences. Today, we explore...

 Indian, Pakistani enrolments drop sharply in UK; is new promotion agency the solution?

Indian, Pakistani enrolments drop sharply in UK; is new promotion agency the solution?

In a recent ICEF Monitor post, we asked: “Can the UK’s higher education sector retain its market share despite its government’s goals to reduce immigration by whatever means...

Measuring student and agent performance

Nearly 200 delegates from around the world attended the fourth annual conference of the American International Recruitment Council (AIRC) last month in Miami. The event featured several workshops...

International education now worth €1 billion to the Irish economy

With international education in Ireland reaching a value of €1 billion, foreign student arrivals are proving their worth, providing much needed revenue into Ireland’s education sector and broader...

Globalised economy continues to drive demand for foreign language proficiency

Virtually all of the most ambitious students in the world, at all levels – elementary, secondary, and tertiary – have one thing in common in 2013: the desire...

Quality assurance in French language schools

Quality standards in education is an ongoing theme throughout many ICEF Monitor articles, so today we turn to the language learning sector in France to highlight a quality...

International students watch Finland and wait

In the wake of sweeping changes in educational systems throughout Europe, Finland remains the last EU country that does not charge tuition to international students. But that could...

International branch campuses: this is the year to hit “pause” before “go”

The last couple of years have witnessed a rush of international branch campus openings (or other types of “foreign education outpost”). Already, some of these initiatives have met...

Latest British Council research reveals market opportunities in Turkey, Italy, and Spain

“At the moment, 600,000 students come to the UK each year to learn English, and that contributes GBP 2 billion to the UK economy.” — Amy Rogers, UK...

Field report: Ukrainians consider a wider variety of study destinations

Following his recent trip to Uzbekistan, ICEF’s Director of the CIS countries Mr Sergey Krasnyanskiy travelled to the Ukraine to liaise with educational agencies and learn about current...

Turning international students into brand advocates

How much attention are you paying to the satisfaction of your international students? If the answer is “a lot,” you’re on the right track. Paving the way for...

Coursera offers biometric-based ‘Verified Certificates’ for a fee, extends credential options for students

Most of us are familiar with biometric testing in the exam industry, but now, these identity validation techniques are also being used in the online education space with...