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 International survey says Australia is most expensive study destination

International survey says Australia is most expensive study destination

HSBC released a study last week that looked at tuition and living costs in 13 international study destinations worldwide. The results? Australia, the survey says, is the most...

 Jordan works on aligning education with its economy

Jordan works on aligning education with its economy

As Jordanian society braces itself to absorb a massive youth surge in its population, Jordanian government institutions, businesses, and individuals are realising that their education system must make...

 Philippine higher and vocational education: revamped for 21st century demands

Philippine higher and vocational education: revamped for 21st century demands

Last week we introduced various opportunities for education providers looking to bolster ties with the Philippines – from K-12 to language to the vocational sector. Today, we expand...

 Lost in translation: the challenge of delivering web content in many languages

Lost in translation: the challenge of delivering web content in many languages

Sooner or later every international recruiter has to address an important communications challenge: to what extent do you translate your website (or other online communications) into the language...

 Scotland Snapshot: strong on quality and looking to boost student mobility

Scotland Snapshot: strong on quality and looking to boost student mobility

Accounting for less than a third of the UK’s total area, Scotland is something of a powerhouse from the vantage point of higher education. It is the world...

Philippines creates opportunities in overhaul of K-12 education system

The Philippines is undergoing a major overhaul to bring it in line with education systems worldwide, starting with the K-12 sector. This change to domestic education policy has...

Qatar: a regional market with the potential to surprise

The Middle East continues to show why it is becoming an increasing focus for student recruiters. While the UAE and Saudi Arabia often stand out as the most...

China to expand transnational education footprint with first offshore campuses

Along with being a leading source of international students, China has for some time been a preferred location for the transnational education (TNE) programmes of foreign universities. Transnational...

Agency-Educator relationship management: from on-boarding to sustainable recruitment partnerships

With up to half of all international students using the professional services of an education agent, and private and public-sector use of external recruiters an established and growing...

New UK strategy aims for 20% growth in international enrolment

The British government released a major strategy for the UK’s international education sector last week – International Education: Global Growth and Prosperity – that describes the dramatic growth...

Could Iran’s new president give higher education a boost?

With Hassan Rouhani assuming the Iranian presidency this weekend and speaking to the West in conciliatory tones, the shape of Iranian higher education is at a crossroads. While...

Can you tell a good story?

“People don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it,” says Simon Sinek, author of Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action....

New Libyan scholarship programme to send 41,000 students abroad

Libya has been ever more on the radar of international educators in recent months. As the country works to rebuild in the wake of its 2011 civil war,...

Oh Canada! Job action by Canadian visa officers expands to 15 biggest markets

In 2012, Canada welcomed a record number of new international students, and has since announced significant new funding to improve visa processing times as well as concrete steps...

Signs of hope for education in Burma

Until recently, there was not much to speak of regarding higher education in Burma/Myanmar. Years of repressive military rule resulted in a system so neglected and impoverished that,...