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 Australian international education sector enrolment and commencement trends

Australian international education sector enrolment and commencement trends

New enrolment data from the Australian government shows that the Australian international education sector is, at best, in the early stages of recovery. Most of the new data...

 Country snapshot: United Arab Emirates

Country snapshot: United Arab Emirates

In countries like the US and UK, the higher education sector has always been a source of national pride and investment able to draw foreign students fairly naturally...

 Social networks: students love Tumblr

Social networks: students love Tumblr

According to The Daily Dot, “Tumblr” surpassed “blog” in December as one of the most searched terms on Google, thus confirming the slow fall of the search for...

 To upskill 500 million workers, India goes international

To upskill 500 million workers, India goes international

Attempts to open the Indian education sector to international educators have experienced a setback in recent months, as initiatives to allow international higher education institutions to establish branch...

 New regulations proposed for student visas in Canada

New regulations proposed for student visas in Canada

As Canada rises up the ranks of leading destination countries for international students, its federal government is planning some important changes to the Canadian student visa system, with...

Are learning and technology preferences impacting recruitment?

Recently, ICEF Monitor looked at how to appeal to the Chinese market by crafting marketing messages to reflect their propensity for luxury brands and experiences. Today, we explore...

Trends shaping higher education in the Middle East and North Africa

Today we present our exclusive interview with Dr Derar Bal’awi, Regional Director for the MENA Region at International Group for Educational Consultancy (IGEC) based in Saudi Arabia. We...

Targeted student recruitment techniques in Pakistan

Yesterday at the ICEF Dubai Workshop, nearly 400 participants active in student recruitment in the Middle East, North Africa, and Southeast Asia gathered to network with new and...

International education now worth €1 billion to the Irish economy

With international education in Ireland reaching a value of €1 billion, foreign student arrivals are proving their worth, providing much needed revenue into Ireland’s education sector and broader...

International students watch Finland and wait

In the wake of sweeping changes in educational systems throughout Europe, Finland remains the last EU country that does not charge tuition to international students. But that could...

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...

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...

Stretch your marketing budget with online and social networks, but don’t forget the basics

What does 2013 look like in terms of how your institution will allocate its marketing budget? For many, the emphasis will be on web platforms and online tactics,...

Descriptions of education systems in 60 countries

Nuffic – the Netherlands organisation for international cooperation in higher education – regularly releases country modules, which offer information on the education systems of about 60 countries. Apart...

New legislation and new funding to boost Danish student mobility

In Denmark last month, Morten Østergaard, the Minister of Science, Innovation and Higher Education, introduced three new legislative proposals designed to increase the number of Danish students studying...