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 The factors driving international student mobility to and from Turkey

The factors driving international student mobility to and from Turkey

Last year ICEF Monitor reported on Turkey’s ambition to become an international education hub and host 150,000 foreign students by 2020. This ambition is only growing. Serdar Gündoğan,...

 Education agents continue to play a larger role in UK recruitment

Education agents continue to play a larger role in UK recruitment

The use of education agents to recruit international students is becoming increasingly common around the world, to the point where agents are driving significant proportions of international enrolments...

 International student mobility picking up in Norway while major reforms take shape

International student mobility picking up in Norway while major reforms take shape

Citizens in all Nordic countries have access to free higher education by virtue of a social philosophy (and tax structure), which holds that income differentials should not affect...

 Strategic risk management in international student recruitment

Strategic risk management in international student recruitment

“It’s really all about trying to understand the ‘what if’ scenarios,” says Pamela Barrett. “Any organisation that is operating internationally will operate in a field where there is...

 Peak international education bodies in UK call for improved competitiveness in run-up to spring election

Peak international education bodies in UK call for improved competitiveness in run-up to spring election

A recent British Council report paints a stark picture of the UK’s declining competitiveness as a global study destination. International enrolment in British higher education fell in 2012/13...

Spanish education at a crossroads

One of the most turbulent and complex higher education sectors is that of Spain, where firebrand Minister of Education José Ignacio Wert has already pushed through numerous reforms...

Market Snapshot: Slovakia

With so many recent changes and reforms to Slovakia’s primary, secondary, and tertiary education systems, the government’s demonstrated willingness to learn from other jurisdictions, and a strong and...

New report argues that international students in France should pay full fees

Foreign students enrolled with French higher education institutions currently receive a significant tuition subsidy from the French government. In fact, a recent economic impact study commissioned by Campus...

How much personalisation do today’s travel consumers want?

Editor’s note: Trends and consumer preferences in international student mobility naturally intermingle with those in the travel sector and so ICEF Monitor maintains a watching brief on important...

The China challenge: Diversification and managing risk in international education

It might be the biggest “What if?” in international education. What if Chinese demand for study abroad changes? Or, more drastically still, what if something happens to significantly...

British Home Office announces new language testing arrangements for UK visas

The British Home Office has taken steps to streamline the number of accredited providers for Secure English Language Tests (SELT) for visa purposes, and has also introduced new...

Growing questions about the business model for higher education in the US

For several years, higher education institutions in the US, and to some extent those in other major destination markets, have faced financial pressures that are, without a doubt,...

Managing growth and maintaining standards in international branch campuses

The number of international branch campuses worldwide continues to grow. This is in some respects a natural result of institutions continuing to expand their global partnerships, and of...

Five for Friday

Welcome to the latest instalment in our occasional “Five for Friday” column. As always, we have gathered below some of the more eye-catching and varied items that we’ve...

Dutch government rolls out international scholarship programme

The Dutch government released a new strategy for international education in July 2014, built around the idea of expanding student mobility, transnational education initiatives, and international partnerships for...