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 Indian enrolment in US graduate schools surging while offers to Chinese students continue to slow

Indian enrolment in US graduate schools surging while offers to Chinese students continue to slow

A new report from America’s Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) shows that there is a continuing growth trend in offers of admission to international students from US graduate...

 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...

 Five for Friday

Five for Friday

For this instalment in our occasional “Five for Friday” column, we have gathered below some of the more eye-catching and varied items that we’ve been reading lately. We...

 Thinking strategy? Think big

Thinking strategy? Think big

September is a busy time of year for many of us in the industry, and the Association of Language Travel Organisations (ALTO) got their members off to a...

 Mapping the geography of international students in the US

Mapping the geography of international students in the US

A new study by the Brookings Institute, The geography of foreign students in US higher education, goes beyond collecting data on international students in America to offer fascinating...

Teachers’ strike in British Columbia raising concerns for international student programmes

An ongoing labour dispute is raising concerns about the 2014 international student intake in British Columbia, Canada’s westernmost province and a leading destination for the country’s international students....

The agent question: New data has the answer

In international education circles, the use of education agents is simultaneously controversial, and widespread. But, as a new report published today by The Observatory on Borderless Higher Education...

Transitional and support services for international students with disabilities

According to the United Nations, around 15% of the global population, or roughly 1 billion people, live with disabilities, making them the world’s largest minority – a minority...

American universities maintain dominance in latest Shanghai rankings

The 2014 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) – compiled by Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) and colloquially known as the “Shanghai ranking” – was released earlier this...

Search trends playing an increasing role in international education marketing

Google continues to produce fascinating research on education-related search, and the growing body of data and analysis in the area is yielding important insights for education marketers. The...

The link between employability and international student recruitment

As business leaders and prospective students increasingly seek proof of graduate readiness and success, it is no wonder that employability has emerged as a key issue for educators....

Governments expanding and promoting non-degree training in key markets worldwide

Get ready to hear the term “middle skills” more often. It refers to jobs that require more education than a high school diploma but less than a four-year...

When it comes to university rankings, what really counts?

We all pay attention to university rankings. For students and parents, they can be an important guide in choosing a university. For institutions, policy makers, and politicians, they...

Tuition increases should be paired with increased student aid, says new report

A recently released European Commission study finds that, when they are balanced with expanded financial aid for students, increases in tuition fees do not negatively impact higher education...

Who uses MOOCs and how?

Given that millions of people register for MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), it is perhaps not surprising that much has been written to date about these still-evolving education...