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 New survey illustrates drive to internationalise among universities in the Commonwealth of Independent States

New survey illustrates drive to internationalise among universities in the Commonwealth of Independent States

When the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) broke apart in 1991, a new loose association among some of the former Soviet republics, the Commonwealth of Independent States...

 New research shows that mobile and social media users are intensely engaged online

New research shows that mobile and social media users are intensely engaged online

The research on mobile device use, and associated Internet user behaviours, continues to accumulate this year. The insights in some of the latest reports build on observations and...

 A closer look at the international au pair landscape

A closer look at the international au pair landscape

The international au pair sector offers a rare combination of paid employment, provided lodging, as well as foreign language and cultural immersion. Today, ICEF Monitor examines the current...

 On the eve of the Sochi Olympics, storm clouds gathering for Russian economy

On the eve of the Sochi Olympics, storm clouds gathering for Russian economy

In just two days, the 2014 Olympic Winter Games will open in Sochi, Russia and the world will once again come together under the Olympic ideal of Citius,...

 Global language survey links English proficiency to economic and social development

Global language survey links English proficiency to economic and social development

Countries with higher levels of English-language skills also have stronger economies, and their citizens enjoy higher per capita income levels and a higher quality of life. These are...

Best practices for managing a sub-agent network in Russia

Insight Lingua is one of Russia’s leading education abroad agencies and, with a network of ~500 sub-agencies throughout Russia and other countries of the former USSR, its reach...

New data shows value of education rises during economic crisis

The employment gap between young people who left high school early and those who completed post-secondary education has continued to widen during the global economic crisis. New data...

Higher ed in Russia: the international agenda takes centre stage

On the international stage, Russian higher education institutions have for many years been part of the supporting cast rather than a leading role. In the Soviet era, higher...

Part 2: MOOC development continues to pick up speed… around the world

ICEF Monitor returns to MOOCs today with the second half of a two-part look at the current state of the online education landscape. With ongoing questions about whether...

Top trends in strategy and pricing for educational travel providers

Today’s two-part video interview covers the top trends in strategy and pricing for the educational travel industry. ICEF Monitor sits down with Mr Samuel Vetrak, founder and CEO...

Russia begins to implement new higher education strategy

Last year, ICEF Monitor reported on Russia’s plans to dramatically rethink the funding and strategic orientation of its universities as a result of its absence on some of...

Sub-agent model offers strong benefits for institutions and agents alike

In terms of achieving results with student recruitment agents, as we have often mentioned here on ICEF Monitor, it all comes down to relationships. Naturally, this doesn’t happen...

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

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...

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...