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Generation Y students, customisation, and the growing importance of data science

The generation that universities and colleges across the world rely most on for enrolments is Generation Y, also known as “millennials.” Roughly between the ages of 18 and...

New data shows value of education rises during economic crisis

The employment gap between young people who left high school early and those who completed post-secondary education has continued to widen during the global economic crisis. New data...

Could you improve your recruitment results and student services through data mining?

If you were an international student advisor, what if you could predict, with 85% accuracy, which of the students you counselled would graduate, and which would drop out...

New data shows New Zealand increasingly attractive to international students

New Zealand, with a population of just 4.4 million, may be best known for its wine, sheep and spectacular scenery, but as highlighted recently by the NY Times,...

Students relying more on education agents for assistance with study abroad decisions

A new report from QS shows that international students are relying more than ever on agents in their decision-making about study abroad. The report, How to Navigate the...

Surveys show foreign enrolment declines in the US in 2019/20 and impact of COVID-19

The Institute of International Education’s (IIE) annual Open Doors survey, released today, shows that in the academic year 2019/20, total international enrolments in US higher education institutions fell...

Australia announces borders will stay closed as study projects international enrolment could fall by half by mid-2021

Australia’s foreign enrolment is projected to drop to 50% of current numbers in 2021 if borders remain closed to international arrivals, according to a new report from the...

Biden presidency offers hope for both US educators and foreign students

President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’s electoral win this past weekend in the United States is encouraging US educators to hope that a more favourable political...

Report urges US educators to innovate in the face of declining international enrolments

A new NAFSA report says that because international enrolment in the US is no longer following a growth trajectory, higher education institutions in the country must embrace new...

Tracking student intent for study abroad through October

Two recent surveys of prospective students have arrived at very similar observations as to the impact of the pandemic on planning for study abroad. The first comes from...

US investigation leads to arrests and revoked OPT work authorisations

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced last week the results of a months-long investigation into fraud in the wildly popular optional practical training programme (OPT) for...

Student housing demand shifts to private rooms as sector adapts to pandemic

A new analysis from housing marketplace Student.com and sector research specialists BONARD describes 2020 as “a year of change” in terms of how and when international students book...

Australia approves pilot to bring international students to Northern Territory

Australia has announced a second, federally approved pilot to bring international students back into the country under tightly controlled conditions, including two weeks of mandatory, supervised quarantine. There...

UK universities charter flights to bring international students back to campus

Dozens of universities in the United Kingdom have begun chartering flights to bring Chinese students safely to their campuses. There is financial risk that attaches to flight charters,...

US administration plans fixed-term limits for international student visas

The US administration, through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), has released a proposal for a new rule that would fundamentally change the visa regime for international students...

Employment outlook steady for business master’s graduates into 2021

An annual survey of major employers finds that corporate recruiters retain a high degree of confidence in the abilities of business master’s graduates this year. Most are also...

Tracking reported and projected higher education enrolment through September

As the pandemic began to take hold early this year, it quickly became clear that the severity of its impact would depend greatly on how long it continued...

US revokes over 1,000 Chinese students’ visas due to national security concerns

Over the past three months, the US government has revoked the visas of more than 1,000 Chinese students who it deems to be “high-risk graduate students and research...

China continues to show its strength in global rankings

The 2021 edition of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings is just the latest indication of the continuing rise of Chinese higher education. This year’s ranking contains...

Early lessons from the pandemic: New products and the power of partnerships

The pandemic may have brought to a screeching halt many things – including the happy sounds of millions of students on school and university campuses – but not...