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 Job forecasts driving greater emphasis on vocational and professional training

Job forecasts driving greater emphasis on vocational and professional training

A new report from the Paris-based OECD secretariat, Skills beyond school: synthesis report, OECD reviews of vocational education and training, attests to a growing recognition that around the...

 Eighth annual Agent Barometer survey gathers insights from 104 countries

Eighth annual Agent Barometer survey gathers insights from 104 countries

The results from the 2014 installment of the ICEF i-graduate Agent Barometer – the most comprehensive survey of education agents regarding their perspectives on the international education markets...

 New report forecasts postgraduate mobility trends through 2024

New report forecasts postgraduate mobility trends through 2024

The British Council has just released a report – Postgraduate student mobility trends to 2024 – that forecasts the contributions of 23 source markets to international postgraduate student...

 OECD releases detailed study of global education trends for 2014

OECD releases detailed study of global education trends for 2014

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has released its annual Education at a Glance report for 2014, and it is full of useful trend information and...

 Report highlights imbalances in degree mobility within Europe

Report highlights imbalances in degree mobility within Europe

A recent report commissioned by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW) explores a number of imbalances in long-term degree mobility between countries within the European...

Spanish university entrance exam no longer required for foreign students

In a major change to the system of undergraduate admissions for Spanish universities, a royal decree recently removed the Selectividad exam as a mandatory entrance requirement for foreign...

New research explores economic impact of international students on host countries

An ambitious new study aims to explore the direct cost-benefit relationships of international students as they pertain to host institutions and host countries. The study, The financial impact...

Demand for Spanish and ties to Latin America key for international education in Spain

“Many millions of people all over the world are going to learn [Spanish]. The importance of Latin America really makes Spanish the second most important language worldwide.” —Antonio...

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...

Study finds more European universities offering graduate programmes in English

In less than two years, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of master’s programmes taught in English at universities in Europe. US-based Institute for International...

New report highlights changing face of the world’s freshman class; calls for expansion of higher education

More than 23 million students across the OECD and G20 countries will begin their university studies this year. This reflects a dramatic increase in university entry rates across...

EU releases strategy document urging intensified globalisation of education in Europe

The European Commission released a report and statement this month that urges EU universities and schools to ramp up the degree to which they are global, or internationalised,...

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...

Europe takes stock of its international student recruitment strategies

As competition for international students intensifies around the world, the European Union is increasingly interested in promoting member countries – and indeed, the entire Eurozone – as a...

FEDELE’s 2012 Spanish language school survey reveals overall growth

FEDELE (Spanish Federation of Schools of Spanish as a Foreign Language) has released its 2012 Informe Sectorial, or Sector Report, which was built from surveys conducted between January...