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 International branch campuses: this is the year to hit “pause” before “go”

International branch campuses: this is the year to hit “pause” before “go”

The last couple of years have witnessed a rush of international branch campus openings (or other types of “foreign education outpost”). Already, some of these initiatives have met...

 Latest British Council research reveals market opportunities in Turkey, Italy, and Spain

Latest British Council research reveals market opportunities in Turkey, Italy, and Spain

“At the moment, 600,000 students come to the UK each year to learn English, and that contributes GBP 2 billion to the UK economy.” — Amy Rogers, UK...

 Field report: Ukrainians consider a wider variety of study destinations

Field report: Ukrainians consider a wider variety of study destinations

Following his recent trip to Uzbekistan, ICEF’s Director of the CIS countries Mr Sergey Krasnyanskiy travelled to the Ukraine to liaise with educational agencies and learn about current...

 Increasing mobility and growing demand for higher education in Kenya

Increasing mobility and growing demand for higher education in Kenya

Recent developments in Kenya paint a picture of expanding student mobility programmes as well as a rapidly growing higher education system that is nevertheless struggling to keep up...

 Turning international students into brand advocates

Turning international students into brand advocates

How much attention are you paying to the satisfaction of your international students? If the answer is “a lot,” you’re on the right track. Paving the way for...

Coursera offers biometric-based ‘Verified Certificates’ for a fee, extends credential options for students

Most of us are familiar with biometric testing in the exam industry, but now, these identity validation techniques are also being used in the online education space with...

Generating and converting leads with Google Analytics

The new year ushers in a host of fresh hopes and goals for organisations, institutions, as well as individuals; it can be an excellent time for international student...

India cuts higher education spending by 13% amidst quality woes

The cash-strapped central Indian government has cut higher education spending this fiscal year by 13%, as reported by Mint. The finance minister had announced an expenditure outlay of...

British enrolment figures: looking beyond the headlines

There is much debate within British universities these days about numbers, specifically as they relate to the health of the higher education sector in the UK. One number...

All shook up: trying times for Australian TAFEs

Since 2008, a raft of changes in Australia’s vocational education and training (VET) sector has seen more than a few casualties. Technical and Further Education (TAFE) colleges in...

88 ways to recruit international students

As colleges and universities look to increase their international student enrolment and differentiate amongst global student audiences, focusing on value-added recruitment and orientation solutions that bring marketing to...

The changing face of agency engagement with Australia

Australia has embraced working with student recruitment agencies for many years, and has well established training and guidelines for agent behaviour. Agency relationships with their institutional partners are...

A decade of declining admissions yields for US colleges

Following the development we observed last month in “International gains buck downward enrolment trend in US graduate schools”, the recently released “2012 State of College Admission” report from...

The new branch campus model: expand at home, compete everywhere

The year 2012 will be remembered for many things in international education circles, among them: Increasing competition between countries for market share of students, with regional hubs emerging...

An uncertain future for new STEM legislation in the US

Editor’s Note: For an update on more recent STEM legislation in the US, please see our related article “US one step closer towards passing STEM legislation, increasing H-1B...