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 Cloudy outlook for 2+2 programmes in China

Cloudy outlook for 2+2 programmes in China

The following is a guest post by Michael Waxman-Lenz, CEO and co-founder of International Education Advantage (Intead), a technology, marketing, and consulting firm specialising in international student enrolment....

 Signs of growing interest in study abroad as Czech Republic aims to stabilise education sector

Signs of growing interest in study abroad as Czech Republic aims to stabilise education sector

The Czech Republic has experienced profound change in the last two years, with a constitutional amendment allowing the population to directly elect the president, the dissolution of one...

 UNESCO study flags expansion of non-degree studies in post-secondary

UNESCO study flags expansion of non-degree studies in post-secondary

We have seen a great deal of research lately as to the significant labour market or skills gaps that exist in countries around the world. These gaps persist...

 Boosting science and technology collaboration among Arab states

Boosting science and technology collaboration among Arab states

The call for Arab states to pool their efforts and expertise in STEM fields is one Mohamed Mrayati, senior advisor on science and technology for sustainable development at...

 Spotlight on Vietnam: quality issues, demand for study abroad and graduate employability

Spotlight on Vietnam: quality issues, demand for study abroad and graduate employability

As a previous ICEF Monitor post outlines, there are a variety of reasons why Vietnamese students choose to study abroad, including “the generally poor quality of secondary and...

Demand for education and skills building in Pakistan

Access to education in Pakistan is low, with only 5.1% of 17-to-23-year-olds active in higher education, one of the lowest ratios in the world. In a nation of...

Australia reverses three-year enrolment decline, commencements up sharply in 2013

New Australian government statistics show that, for the first time since 2009, there has been an overall increase in the country’s international student enrolment. There were 526,932 international...

Dramatic growth in Indonesia foreshadows greater demand for study abroad

In a recent post, we pointed out the important role that emerging markets will play in driving global demand over the next decade. The ASEAN states, with their...

New report provides real-time data on international students in US

The Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) tracks and monitors the status of international students in the US. It is primarily used by the US Department of...

Global demand for STEM training a growing factor in overall enrolment trends

In its 2013 Open Doors Report, the Institute of International Education (IIE) notes that more than 40% of the 819,644 international students in the US in 2012/13 were...

Is employer engagement in education the next source of competitive advantage?

We have seen a number of reports recently on the significant skills gaps in labour markets around the world, and on correspondingly high levels of youth unemployment. ICEF...

Boosting Brazilian demand for long-term overseas study

It should come as no surprise that Brazil is on the minds of many. The country continues to emerge as a major world economy and is set to...

France looks to education to help solve youth unemployment woes

Amid growing concerns about the economic situation of its young people, France is looking to the education sector to help address the country’s high youth unemployment rate. Youth...

Canada confirms new student visa regulations

Canada has just published revised regulations for its International Student Program (ISP), effectively concluding a process of consultation and regulatory reform that had unfolded over the past year....

Key policy issues afoot for US ESL providers

In the US, as in all English-speaking destination countries, Intensive English Programmes (IEPs) are often the first point of entry for international students coming to study. They range...