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From the field: Recruiting in Oman

At roughly 4.6 million people, the Persian Gulf state of Oman (officially: the Sultanate of Oman) is the third-most populous country in the region, after...

A regional perspective on student recruitment in MENA

The countries of the Middle East and North Africa region, or MENA, have fast-growing youth populations that continue to drive growing demand for higher education....

Using social media to reach students in the Middle East and North Africa

Roughly four in ten international students say that social media influenced their decision to study abroad. Around half read comments about institutions they were interested...

English skills a key for mobility and employment in the Middle East and North Africa

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has the world’s most youthful population… and the highest youth unemployment rates. A growing body of research...

Arabic language studies booming in the US

The Modern Language Association (MLA) reports that foreign language study is on the rise in the US, with enrolment in language courses at colleges and...

Five for Friday

For this instalment in our occasional “Five for Friday” column, we have gathered below some of the more eye-catching and varied items that we’ve been...

Women increasingly outpacing men’s higher education participation in many world markets

It used to be that men were overrepresented in higher education, but that trend has been changing for several years now. In the 1990s, in...

From the field: UAE education sector set for robust growth

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a country that punches well above its weight in the education world. While the latest figures from UNESCO Institute for...

From the field: The study abroad market in Oman

Oman is an Arab-speaking nation of 3.1 million people. UNESCO estimates that there are more than 6,300 Omani students enrolled in higher education abroad, but...

Education enrolment trends of women in the Middle East

A seminar at the recent NAFSA conference revealed that increasing female enrolment is one of the big stories in US higher education at the moment,...

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