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 Kenya cracks down in sweeping review of higher education quality

Kenya cracks down in sweeping review of higher education quality

A sweeping audit of Kenyan universities has found widespread issues with respect to student admissions, progression, and the awarding of degrees and certificates. Carried out by the Kenyan...

 Montreal tops global list of student cities

Montreal tops global list of student cities

The latest ranking of study destinations scores 125 cities around the world according to the ranking of their higher education institutions, attractiveness to international students, affordability, and employer...

 A closer look at the Turkish outbound market

A closer look at the Turkish outbound market

While official statistics do not fully map the number of outbound students from Turkey, it is widely acknowledged as one of the world’s top sending markets with an...

 New agreement aims to expand online learning in Africa

New agreement aims to expand online learning in Africa

Population growth, a massive expansion in access to basic education, and growing household incomes are all contributing to tremendous growth in the demand for higher education in sub-Saharan...

 US: International graduate enrolment up in 2016 but applications slowing

US: International graduate enrolment up in 2016 but applications slowing

The number of first-time international students enrolled in graduate programmes in the US grew again last year, up 5% over 2015 and on par with year-over-year growth from...

Four types of “ROI content” every college website should have

The following is a guest post from Higher Education Marketing, a digital marketing agency based in Montreal, Canada. It was originally presented on the Higher Education Marketing blog and...

University officials and courts push back on US travel ban

In the aftermath of US President Donald Trump’s 27 January executive order banning citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States, the international higher education community has...

Ireland announces 24-month “stay back option” for international postgraduates

The Irish government has extended the period during which foreign graduates of masters and doctoral programmes may remain and work in the country after their studies. Under Ireland’s...

Institutional websites remain a key element of online recruiting

Over the last two or three years, we have come to understand more of how prospective students use different online channels to seek out and select overseas study...

New Zealand: Economic impact of international education up 50% since 2014

A recent economic impact study commissioned by Education New Zealand reveals a big jump in international student spending in New Zealand over the last two years. The report, produced...

Bulletin: US announces travel ban for Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen

Late Friday afternoon, newly elected US President Donald Trump signed an executive order effectively blocking entry to the United States for the next 90 days for citizens of...

Russia: Education agents optimistic as economy strengthens in 2017

Three out of four Russian agents expect to refer more students abroad in 2017 than they did last year. This is one of the top-level findings of a...

Growth in France but market share still slipping

International enrolment in France grew again last year, with a year-over-year increase of 3.6% that saw the country hosting 309,642 foreign students in 2015/16. This builds on 2014/15’s...

New data suggests Japanese outbound market has been significantly undercounted

Japan has long been an important outbound student market, and a major sender to English-speaking destinations in particular. However, the narrative has been of a market in decline...

US: The link between public funding and international student recruitment

With international students paying up to three times as much in tuition as in-state residents, public research universities in the United States are increasingly turning to foreign student...