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 Fastest growth in 35 years for international enrolment in US

Fastest growth in 35 years for international enrolment in US

The number of international students enrolled in US higher education grew by 10% in 2014/15 – marking the ninth consecutive year of enrolment growth for the US and...

 When it comes to rankings, students really want to know about employment

When it comes to rankings, students really want to know about employment

In the 2015/16 QS World University Rankings announced earlier this month, American universities command ten of the top 20 places compared to five British universities, two Singaporean universities,...

 New survey findings on digital channels for college search

New survey findings on digital channels for college search

A new survey of US high school students has some interesting insights into how students use digital channels, including social media, to discover, learn about, and engage with...

 LinkedIn rolls out new school selection services for prospective students

LinkedIn rolls out new school selection services for prospective students

Professional social networking site LinkedIn has introduced some impressive new services for its high school and university-aged users: Decision Boards, University Outcome Rankings, Field of Study Explorer, and...

 US moves to double its number of outbound students by 2018

US moves to double its number of outbound students by 2018

The number of US post-secondary students studying abroad has roughly doubled in each of the past two decades, growing from 71,000 in 1989/90 to 144,000 in 1999/2000 and...

Open Doors 2014: International enrolment in US continues to grow; economic impact now estimated at US$27 billion

The US recorded its eighth consecutive year of international enrolment growth last year, expanding 8% in 2013/14 to reach a record high of 886,052 students. Those students generated...

#Recruitment: Twitter for international education marketing

It can be easy to become overwhelmed with the latest thinking about social media marketing and to feel too busy to refresh our practices in the midst of...

Iran eases restrictions on international education

In Iran, the election last year of President Hassan Rouhani has led to a relatively more progressive and international academic climate than was the case during the reign...

2014 survey of British independent schools tracks expansion of overseas campuses

We reported last year on the dramatic growth in enrolment in international schools – that is, those primary and secondary schools that offer a curriculum different than that...

Enhancing the student experience with essential student services

Currently over 4.3 million students study at post-secondary institutions outside their home country. Whether you are a community college in Canada, a boarding school in Switzerland, a poly-tech...

Integrating digital technologies at the K-12 level

At ICEF Monitor we have written extensively over the past couple of years on how higher education is changing to reflect the reality of the increasingly Internet-and-technology-driven globalised...

UK moves to simplify visas for Chinese visitors

The British government announced steps last week to make it easier and faster for Chinese travellers to visit the UK – news that was welcomed across the global...

New Zealand announces new initiatives to attract more international students

The Government of New Zealand announced a package of new policy initiatives this week designed to make New Zealand a more attractive study destination for international students. Tertiary...

LinkedIn instantly gets more relevant with launch of University Pages

Over the last few months we have written extensively about the increasing demand for higher education institutions to link their programming to industry and to prove that their...

Have we reached an inflection point for mobile marketing in student recruitment?

Mobile marketing is hardly a new idea. Indeed, considerable ink has been spilled in the general press and otherwise as to the rising share of Internet traffic claimed...