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 Specialised camps are raising the bar for junior programmes

Specialised camps are raising the bar for junior programmes

The junior segment is big business for leading ELT (English-language training) destinations and an increasingly important growth segment in a global market where overall year-over-year gains are now...

 Dubai strengthens its position as a regional education hub

Dubai strengthens its position as a regional education hub

Education capacity and enrolment are expanding rapidly across the United Arab Emirates. In Dubai alone, enrolment...

 MBA programmes report shifting international application volumes

MBA programmes report shifting international application volumes

A global survey finds that a majority of graduate business programmes are reporting growth in application...

 OECD charts a slowing of international mobility growth

OECD charts a slowing of international mobility growth

Every year, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) produces a massive report that rolls up a considerable range of education data and trends. The latest installment...

 Rolling out the first large-scale scholarship programmes for MOOCs

Rolling out the first large-scale scholarship programmes for MOOCs

Two corporate giants – Google and Bertelsmann – have launched a large-scale scholarship programme for MOOC studies...

What rankings are most important to students?

It has long been held that global university rankings are important to students, and that, particularly in some markets, they play a significant role in student decision-making for...

Mapping the trends that will shape international student mobility

A new report reviews ten trends that are expected to have a significant effect on global demand for higher education...

Recruiting in Oman

At roughly 4.6 million people, the Persian Gulf state of Oman (officially: the Sultanate of Oman) is the third-most populous country in the region, after Saudi Arabia and...

Survey finds prospective students put the emphasis on welcome and teaching quality

A survey of 62,000 prospective international students finds that the degree to which a study destination...

Bulletin: US announces travel ban for Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen

Late Friday afternoon, newly elected US President Donald Trump signed an executive order effectively blocking entry to the United States for the next 90 days for citizens of...

Adapting to the new realities of the Saudi Arabian market

One of the key senders of international students to the US over the past decade, Saudi Arabia has turned from a seller’s to a buyer’s market over the...

Looking back on 2016: The year in review

2017 is just around the corner, and, just before we usher it in, we are pleased to present our fourth annual review of the year past. The following...

China now the leading host for international branch campuses

A new report from the Observatory on Borderless Higher Education (OBHE) points to continued growth in the number of international branch campuses (IBCs) worldwide, but notes as well...

Annual ranking says Europe still leads on English proficiency

The 6th annual EF English Proficiency Index (EPI) was released yesterday, and, as always, it provides a fascinating window into levels of English proficiency in regions and countries around...

Four megatrends that are changing the competitive landscape of international education

Slowing growth, a booming middle class, shifting destination market share, and new regional study destinations are helping to set a new competitive dynamic in international education. 1. Slower...