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 A decade of declining admissions yields for US colleges

A decade of declining admissions yields for US colleges

Following the development we observed last month in “International gains buck downward enrolment trend in US graduate schools”, the recently released “2012 State of College Admission” report from...

 Descriptions of education systems in 60 countries

Descriptions of education systems in 60 countries

Nuffic – the Netherlands organisation for international cooperation in higher education – regularly releases country modules, which offer information on the education systems of about 60 countries. Apart...

 Opportunities expand as Lebanese choose a wider range of destinations

Opportunities expand as Lebanese choose a wider range of destinations

Drawing upon a cosmopolitan, multilingual society with strong historical ties to the West, the Lebanese student market presents an inviting prospect to international educators from around the world....

 Proposed changes to conditional admissions in the US causing concern

Proposed changes to conditional admissions in the US causing concern

Recently, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced their intentions to require US institutions to issue separate I-20 forms to degree-seeking international students who need to improve...

 Global tutoring industry experiencing explosive growth

Global tutoring industry experiencing explosive growth

As students across the globe increasingly enrol in higher education courses, tutoring has become a prime method for bolstering traditional learning. Because entrance examinations are critical for gaining...

New government decree tightens regulations on foreign-based educational institutions in Vietnam

As reported on ICEF Monitor earlier this year, the government of Vietnam has been tightening regulations on foreign-linked educational institutions and cross-border programmes. Recently, a new decree, officially...

Canada Course for Education Agents launched in Berlin

Canada – increasingly popular among international students considering study abroad destinations – showed its commitment to seeing its education systems promoted well and accurately across the world this...

The increasingly negative impact of social media profiles on student admissions

A new Kaplan Test Prep survey of 350 US college admissions officials reported that 27% of them Googled applicants (up from 20% in 2011) and 26% of them...

Competition in Chinese higher education sector heats up

Almost overnight, the Chinese higher education sector has gone from one with not enough capacity to one with too much. Competition for students has never been more intense,...

Biometric testing in exam industry works to stamp out fraud

Schools and assessment companies take exam fraud seriously and do all they can to prevent students, instructors, and administrators from suffering its consequences. Recent security enhancements to validate...

Opportunities abound in digital English language learning market

Last year, the worldwide language learning market (all languages combined) generated a hefty US $58.2 billion. When combined with revenues from language services such as localisation, interpretation, and...

US college freshmen student service needs left unmet

With the new academic school year underway, tending to first-year student needs and demands is essential as the year ahead takes shape. Keeping this in mind, ICEF Monitor...

Educational reform opens the shutters on Japan

In April, ICEF Monitor reported on several significant measures Japan’s education sector has recently taken to open Japanese higher education to the world – see the article “Japan’s...

Student mobility trends from South Asia: Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan

Developing countries, especially in South Asia, have a growing youth population and an under-supply of university places to satisfy demand. For example, by 2030, the number of college-age...

Increasing private-sector investment shaping student recruitment landscape

The extent and scope of private-sector participation in higher education is highly variable from country to country. But there are increasing signs that private capital is playing a...