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 Southeast Asia trading and mobility bloc continues to take shape

Southeast Asia trading and mobility bloc continues to take shape

Southeast Asia is home to some of the world’s most important emerging economies. With the formal establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community on 31 December 2015, the ten member...

 China moving to expand student recruitment in Southeast Asia

China moving to expand student recruitment in Southeast Asia

China is the latest major study destination to signal its growing interest in burgeoning international student markets in Southeast Asia. The Indonesian news agency Antara reported recently that...

 Nepal emerging as an important growth market for international education

Nepal emerging as an important growth market for international education

Demographic and economic shifts in Nepal, mirroring those occurring in other Asian nations, have resulted in a sharp increase in the country’s under-25 population and a rise in...

 Myanmar opening up to foreign investment and international education

Myanmar opening up to foreign investment and international education

Myanmar held its first free nationwide election in 25 years earlier this month, and the 8 November vote saw opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for...

 Bangladesh struggling to keep up with demand for higher education

Bangladesh struggling to keep up with demand for higher education

The South Asian nation of Bangladesh is one of the world’s most densely populated countries. Currently the eighth-largest state by population, Bangladesh is home to more than 160...

Four trends that are shaping the future of global student mobility

Every now and then, we find it helpful to step back from the steady tide of market reports and information and think about some of the larger trends...

New Spanish proficiency exam launched

At a July ceremony at San Ildefonso College in Mexico City, three educational institutions – the Cervantes Institute, the National Autonomous University of Mexico, and Spain’s University of...

Recruiting in Thailand

We continue our From the Field series today with a feature video interview with Linly Phunpruch and Keith Hardy, co-directors of the education agency IEO Study Abroad in...

Australian education exports reach AUS$18 billion in 2014/15

Australia’s international education sector has now booked a solid two years of good news. After a few years of decline from the high water mark of 2010, the...

US community colleges stepping up international recruitment

In the last several months, community colleges have been in the spotlight in discussions of US higher education. In January 2015, US President Barack Obama announced his plan...

Vietnam’s cash economy and study abroad

We continue our From the Field series today with a feature video interview with Quynh Nhu Vu, the Vice-Director and Co-Founder of the Phuong Anh International Education Consultancy...

India driving growth in applications to US graduate schools

International student applications to US graduate schools are up modestly this year, driven largely by surging student numbers from India, strong demand for advanced science and engineering programmes,...

Strong growth in Japan’s foreign enrolment in 2014

After three years of minimal or no growth, Japan saw a notable spike in its foreign enrolment last year. The latest figures from the Japan Student Services Organisation...

Is Asia ready to be the next higher education superpower?

A high-level trends report from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) predicts that, by 2050, the world will see a dramatic shift in global economic power away from advanced economies and toward...

Indonesia looks to education to help drive growth

“Indonesia is at a development crossroads,” says a recent World Bank report. It is now one of the 20 largest economies in the world and aims to break...