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Irish study calls for expanded destination marketing and student supports

A newly published study commissioned by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) and funded by the Irish Research Council has found that despite cuts to funding in recent years,...

Survey: Student recruitment the main driver for institutional web strategy

A survey of nearly 400 higher education marketing professionals provides an interesting window into web...

Year in review: What we learned in 2017

Here comes 2018 around the corner, and many of us have already booked travel, laid plans, and otherwise set the stage for another fast-paced year in international education....

Support for international students key at US community colleges

In the US, community colleges – sometimes referred to as junior colleges – are two-year tertiary institutions offering secondary school bridging or equivalency programmes, technical diplomas and certificates, and two-year...

Ireland moves to expand student housing stock

Demand for housing in Ireland, and student housing in particular, considerably outstrips supply. There is an estimated shortage...

US: Most university business officers anticipate financial challenges ahead

A new survey released by Inside Higher Ed finds that 71% of chief business officers (CBOs) agree that US higher education is in the midst of a financial...

New study explores US educators’ views on pathway partnerships

In 2016, NAFSA released the initial findings of a two-phase research effort designed to map third-party pathway partnerships in the US. And now, with further findings presented this...

New report maps foreign graduate outcomes in New Zealand

For most international students, employment-related goals – the chance for new career opportunities or for advancement in their current career path – are the primary motivations for study abroad. This...

Destination marketing organisations adding new partnerships and resources for international student recruitment

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) points out that international travel has skyrocketed over the last 50 years or so. In the mid-1950s, there were 25 million international arrivals...

Measuring the ROI of international student recruitment

There is considerable discussion in international education around improving data collection and analysis. And we have often noted that better data has applications for everything from making more...

US ELT providers reporting enrolment declines this year

Intensive English Programmes (IEPs) across the US are experiencing deep declines in enrolments, pushing administrators to look for new markets, develop new partners, and be more resourceful in...

EU proposes changes to work permit policies

A recent OECD report recommends the European Union reform its legal labour migration policies to make it easier for foreign graduates to obtain work permits. Recruiting Immigrant Workers:...

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...

Responding to a risky world

This article is adapted and reprinted with permission from Beyond the Horizon: The Near Future of International Education. Launched at the 2016 NAFSA conference in Denver, Beyond the...

Study calls for focus on student satisfaction to boost recruitment

A new study, published in the August issue of the Journal of Business Research, finds that education marketers should increase their focus on student satisfaction as a means...

A corporate approach to managing risk in international recruitment

This article is adapted and reprinted with permission from Beyond the Horizon: The Near Future of International Education. Launched at the 2016 NAFSA conference in Denver, Beyond the...

When it comes to marketing and recruitment, start with relationships

This article is adapted and reprinted with permission from Beyond the Horizon: The Near Future of International Education. Launched at the 2016 NAFSA conference in Denver, Beyond the...

Table stakes: The link between food culture and student satisfaction

When students decide to study abroad, chief among their considerations are academics and the extent to which a foreign education can pave the way to greater career opportunities....

Five for Friday

An occasional round-up of some of the more eye-catching and varied items that we’ve been reading lately. Extreme study abroad A fascinating look at students who are turning...

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 –...