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demand-for-stem-programmingDemand for STEM programming continues to increase; countries race to meet it

“STEM workers are disproportionately involved in creating and running successful tech companies … and coming up with breakthrough inventions …. It’s not an exaggeration to...

enrolment-trend-in-us-graduate-schoolsInternational gains buck downward enrolment trend in US graduate schools

A recent report by the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) has observed an interesting gap between applications to US graduate schools – up 4.3% from...

lebanese-student-mobilityOpportunities expand as Lebanese choose a wider range of destinations

Drawing upon a cosmopolitan, multilingual society with strong historical ties to the West, the Lebanese student market presents an inviting prospect to international educators from...

Changing landscape for online education challenges for-profit providers

The entry of non-profit American university and college brands – particularly those with elite reputations – into online education is beginning to reshape the competitive...

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...

Proposed changes to conditional admissions in the US causing concern

Recently, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced their intentions to require US institutions to issue separate I-20 forms to degree-seeking international students who...

Global tutoring industry experiencing explosive growth

As students across the globe increasingly enrol in higher education courses, tutoring has become a prime method for bolstering traditional learning. Because entrance examinations are...

The expanding footprint of international consortia in higher education

Universities worldwide are becoming increasingly internationalised, and many are also expanding their participation in international consortia. These multi-institution partnerships typically include a broad range of...

The next wave of social media marketing: explosive growth in photo sharing

In today’s always-on, hyper-connected media and marketing world, the pressure (and the opportunity) is on to engage prospects in as sustained a manner as possible....

Open Doors 2012: International student enrolment increases by nearly 6%

The 2012 Open Doors Report on international educational exchange, released today, finds that the number of international students at colleges and universities in the United...

More countries offering working holiday agreements

A number of new working holiday agreements have been announced recently, with countries around the world launching new partnerships to facilitate expanded youth and student...

Student safety: how to maintain a secure environment

In part one of ICEF Monitor’s examination of student safety, we discussed the rising trend of campus crime, and the growing awareness of the problem...

Student safety: its impact on recruitment and study abroad choices

ICEF Monitor looks at the issue of student safety in a two-part article. The first discusses the perceived increase in physical danger on school campuses...

The global flow of tertiary-level students

Do you like good market data as much as we do? How about informative data visualisations? Well, you can find both in a new interactive...

Canada Course for Education Agents launched in Berlin

Canada – increasingly popular among international students considering study abroad destinations – showed its commitment to seeing its education systems promoted well and accurately across...

2012 Agent Barometer global survey results are in!

The ICEF i-graduate Agent Barometer, now in its sixth year, has elicited a record number of agent responses (1023 from 107 nationalities) for its 2012...

Is technology the key change agent in higher education?

Last week, ICEF Monitor explored how technological changes are influencing student behaviour and student demands. Today, we follow up on these observations by looking at...

Paving the way for international student success

We see dizzying statistics and market trends in international education every day. But the key to success for many recruiters often rests in understanding the...

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