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 Increasing the “stay rate” of international students

Increasing the “stay rate” of international students

International education is increasingly recognised by institutions and governments as an important export sector. In fact, the economic impact of foreign students’ tuition – along with accommodation, living...

 SAT demand surging abroad as College Board announces redesign

SAT demand surging abroad as College Board announces redesign

Two unrelated stories about the SAT (formally the SAT Reasoning Test and one of two major standardised exams for US college admissions) have caught our attention in recent...

 More on Twitter in education marketing: five tips to boost your profile

More on Twitter in education marketing: five tips to boost your profile

Like any strategic communications tool, Twitter only really works if it is harnessed, managed, and assessed periodically by those who use it for business – including educators and...

 Opportunities await foreign educational providers as Thailand prepares for ASEAN Community

Opportunities await foreign educational providers as Thailand prepares for ASEAN Community

Thailand is gearing up for the ASEAN Community which is due to take shape in 2015, and in the process, the Ministry of Education is making a number...

 Using Twitter for student recruitment to maximum effect

Using Twitter for student recruitment to maximum effect

Education Dive, an education sector news aggregator, got it right when they declared, “every university is on Twitter.” The question – as we always note when we write...

 Working with commission-based education agents: the real issue

Working with commission-based education agents: the real issue

In a departure from our normal editorial coverage, we are pleased to present the following opinion piece from ICEF CEO Markus Badde on a topic that is currently...

 New Zealand aims to double value of international education by 2025

New Zealand aims to double value of international education by 2025

Nearly 100,000 international students chose New Zealand for their studies abroad in 2012, contributing NZ $2 billion (US $1.64 billion) to the economy and supporting approximately 32,000 jobs....

 Hong Kong remains competitive despite tuition hike

Hong Kong remains competitive despite tuition hike

Today ICEF Monitor looks at Hong Kong, where the government says inflation and monetary exchange has forced a rise in fees for international students. As the country adjusts...

Facts & Figures

Worldwide MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) enrolment reached 110 million people in 2019. Read more

Education agents refer 75% of Australia’s international students. Read more

45% of Indonesian high school students said they could go abroad for study only if a scholarship were available. Read more

20.5% increase in the number of Brazilian students abroad in 2018 compared with 2017. Read more

12.7% Increase in the number of German students who went abroad for language study in 2018 compared with 2017. Read more