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 Demand for study abroad shifting as education reforms take hold in Hong Kong

Demand for study abroad shifting as education reforms take hold in Hong Kong

Today we are pleased to present an ICEF Monitor interview with Dr Edward Wong, director of the Milton International Education Group (MIEG) in Hong Kong. Dr Wong’s company,...

 Employability and university rankings: London conference reveals what employers want from schools

Employability and university rankings: London conference reveals what employers want from schools

“Students are investing in education because they expect a monetary return, which means gainful employment.” – Marian Mahat, LH Marting Institute for Tertiary Education Leadership and Management, University...

 Market snapshot: Argentina

Market snapshot: Argentina

As the second largest country in South America, Argentina is both a good source of international students and an attractive study abroad destination. It has a long tradition...

 International enrolment down in Malta for 2013 but total student weeks on the rise

International enrolment down in Malta for 2013 but total student weeks on the rise

English-language course enrolments for Malta have been known to spike up or down in recent years, most recently with an 18% growth in student arrivals in 2012. Taking...

 New Zealand rolls out marketing campaign and new visa services

New Zealand rolls out marketing campaign and new visa services

New Zealand is taking its goal to double the value of its international education sector by 2025 (to NZ$5 billion) very seriously. In 2013, the government invested an...

Five for Friday

We are pleased to introduce a new occasional column on ICEF Monitor this week. “Five for Friday” is a collection of some of the more eye-catching and varied...

LGBT students: a forgotten market with potential

Within the mountains of market intelligence, research articles, and data available on international student mobility and recruitment, one niche student group receives very little attention: lesbian, gay, bisexual,...

Looking at Chinese market trends for 2014

In today’s ICEF Monitor post, we draw on a new report from Education New Zealand (ENZ) as a foundation for a 2014 update on trends in the key...

Demand for Spanish and ties to Latin America key for international education in Spain

“Many millions of people all over the world are going to learn [Spanish]. The importance of Latin America really makes Spanish the second most important language worldwide.” —Antonio...

Political unrest in Thailand appears to boost interest in education abroad

The recent political upheaval in Thailand has made headlines around the world. Photos of protesters in the streets of Bangkok opposing government elections have been plastered across newspapers...

Beyond forecasting: how to use scenario planning to map the future

The following is a guest post by Woody Wade from Wade & Co, a management consultancy specialising in future scenario planning. More and more, educational institutions, associations, and...

A closer look at the international au pair landscape

The international au pair sector offers a rare combination of paid employment, provided lodging, as well as foreign language and cultural immersion. Today, ICEF Monitor examines the current...

How will online school selection services affect education agents?

At ICEF Monitor, we have written before about how educators can power their recruitment and programming strategies via the astute collection, management, and analysis of data on the...

Swedish students seek “life experiences”

It’s essential for international education professionals to analyse global mobility trends, looking at how many students worldwide are travelling for an education experience, what they are studying and...

Nigeria: Rapid growth and a strategic gateway to Africa

The most populous nation in Africa, Nigeria is being touted by some as the next big education market. The combination of a rapidly growing population and burgeoning middle...