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 Thailand strengthens ties with top five study abroad destinations

Thailand strengthens ties with top five study abroad destinations

The Thai International Education Consultants’ Association (TIECA) has signed an agreement with education promotion agencies from five native English-speaking countries to strengthen their collaborations in helping Thai students...

 China’s progress towards its ambitious target to attract 500,000 foreign students by 2020

China’s progress towards its ambitious target to attract 500,000 foreign students by 2020

University World News has recently reported that China has been wooing foreign universities and foreign students in a bid to internationalise its universities, and as part of a...

 Little-known aspiring education hubs

Little-known aspiring education hubs

Recently, Edudemic posted a list of ten cities aspiring to make a name for themselves as future education hubs. There were a few places you would expect to...

 Research shows that studying abroad boosts creativity

Research shows that studying abroad boosts creativity

Newly published research provides the best evidence yet that studying overseas boosts one’s creativity. The study titled “On the Cognitive Benefits of Cultural Experience: Exploring the Relationship between...

 UK visa policy remains in spotlight: compulsory applicant interviews to begin 30 July

UK visa policy remains in spotlight: compulsory applicant interviews to begin 30 July

Things are anything but dull at the UK Border Agency these days. In the wake of some of the most significant changes in immigration rules in the past...

Foreign applications to Hong Kong universities up sharply this year

A surge in 2012-2013 applications to Hong Kong institutions is another sign that the country is making headway in establishing itself as an education hub. Since the government...

Malaysia upgrades 78 vocational schools to colleges

In another move to strengthen its education sector, Malaysia is upgrading 78 vocational schools into colleges. The move will produce 13,000 skilled workers in four years’ time. This...

Islamic nations join forces, strengthen education opportunities

The Jeddah-based Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has announced a higher education exchange programme that will facilitate scholarships, faculty exchanges, collaboration on distance learning methods and research projects...

China and India to produce 40% of global graduates by 2020

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has just released a new report, which is part of the Education Indicators in Focus series, looking at higher education...

The rise of the volunteer sector in Asia Pacific

The volunteer sector has seen steady growth since 1990 and accounted for an estimated 1.67 million arrivals in 2010. Roughly 60% of volunteer travel participants come from the...

New research shows high levels of satisfaction with Australian English language sector

Educational services have grown to become one of Australia’s largest services export industries, generating over AUS$18 billion dollars in export revenue at its peak in 2009-10. Export income...

Continued crackdowns on foreign-linked institutions in Vietnam

Editor’s Note: Vietnam has certainly been making the headlines this week. It was just announced that a new higher education law will come into effect from May 2013...

What determines growth rates in global higher education enrolments?

A new British Council study, The Shape of Things to Come: Higher education global trends and emerging opportunities to 2020, has recently become available in its entirety. The...

New research on global employment trends for youth paints a severe picture

Youth unemployment has risen by 26.5% between 2008 and 2011, leaving a staggering global population of nearly 75 million people aged 15-24 without a job. While our industry...

Malaysia aims to be sixth-largest education exporter by 2020

Malaysia is going all out to establish its reputation as a regional hub for higher education for students from across Asia – and the rest of the world....