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 Australia off to a fast start in 2017

Australia off to a fast start in 2017

The number of student visas granted for study in Australia increased sharply in the first three months of 2017, rising nearly 22%...

 2016 Agent Barometer survey reveals important shifts in destination appeal and student perceptions

2016 Agent Barometer survey reveals important shifts in destination appeal and student perceptions

Key findings from the 2016 ICEF i-graduate Agent Barometer were released yesterday at the ICEF Berlin Workshop. Now in its tenth year, the Agent Barometer remains the industry’s...

 Foreign providers work to overcome early losses for Saudi branch campuses

Foreign providers work to overcome early losses for Saudi branch campuses

Early results from an ambitious expansion of vocational training in Saudi Arabia offer a cautionary tale in international branch campus operations, with a number of branch colleges in...

 Early results point to continued growth for Australia in 2016

Early results point to continued growth for Australia in 2016

The latest round of Australian enrolment data shows that the notable growth trend of the last two years has continued into 2016. Department of Education and Training (DET)...

 Growing demand for vocational training in Vietnam

Growing demand for vocational training in Vietnam

The Vietnamese economy has recorded strong growth for more than two decades, and, among Asian economies, only China has grown faster since 2000. But the alarm bells have...

Indian technology institutes open admissions to foreign students

Earlier this year, India’s Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani approved a proposal that will see an initial 10,000 new seats opened for foreign students at the country’s...

Full-year data confirms strong growth for New Zealand in 2015

The latest data release from Education New Zealand (ENZ) confirms another year of strong growth for the country’s international student numbers. ENZ’s full-year Student Visa Dashboard for 2015...

Australian education exports top AUS$19 billion in 2015

There is some final counting to be done but the latest numbers from Australia confirm that 2015 was another strong year of growth for international education exports. The...

Nepal emerging as an important growth market for international education

Demographic and economic shifts in Nepal, mirroring those occurring in other Asian nations, have resulted in a sharp increase in the country’s under-25 population and a rise in...

Canada books another strong year of international enrolment growth

The Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) released its annual report on the state of international education in Canada this week. As in previous years, the 2015 edition...

Under pressure: Changing markets and the evolution of the university

This article is adapted and reprinted with permission from a special commemorative magazine produced to mark the 20th anniversary of the ICEF Berlin Workshop. We have all read...

Myanmar opening up to foreign investment and international education

Myanmar held its first free nationwide election in 25 years earlier this month, and the 8 November vote saw opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for...

Fastest growth in 35 years for international enrolment in US

The number of international students enrolled in US higher education grew by 10% in 2014/15 – marking the ninth consecutive year of enrolment growth for the US and...

New Zealand showing strong growth in international enrolment again this year

(Editor’s note: Following the original publication of this article, Education New Zealand provided a further data release to confirm that actual international student enrolment – as distinct from...

British government proposes major higher education reform package

The British government signalled its intention last week to undertake a major shake-up of higher education starting in 2016. An official consultation paper released on 6 November –...