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 Canada: language enrolment up in 2014 but losing market share

Canada: language enrolment up in 2014 but losing market share

A national survey released today shows that enrolment in Canadian language programmes increased marginally between 2013 and 2014. This follows a notable decline from 2012 to 2013 and,...

 Five for Friday

Five for Friday

This latest instalment in our occasional “Five for Friday” column gathers some of the more eye-catching and varied items that we’ve been reading lately. We present them here...

 Research paints a clearer picture of international secondary students in the US

Research paints a clearer picture of international secondary students in the US

A July 2014 report commissioned by the Center for Academic Mobility Research and Impact at the Institute for International Education (IIE) finds that the number of inbound international...

 UK educators rally following Conservative election win

UK educators rally following Conservative election win

The Conservative and Labour parties were projected to battle to a very narrow election result in this month’s general election in the UK. In the end, it wasn’t...

 New Zealand’s international education sector off to a strong start in 2015

New Zealand’s international education sector off to a strong start in 2015

New Zealand is building its international position as a study destination and has registered some important gains over the last year and more. From January to August 2014,...

Australia releases draft strategy for international education

The Australian government has just released its much-anticipated Draft National Strategy for International Education. It celebrates Australia’s recent resurgence as a leading destination country, identifies areas that need...

Peak international education bodies in UK call for improved competitiveness in run-up to spring election

A recent British Council report paints a stark picture of the UK’s declining competitiveness as a global study destination. International enrolment in British higher education fell in 2012/13...

US authorities moving to improve student visa oversight in recent years

Three men were arrested in Los Angeles earlier this month in connection with an apparent “pay-to-stay” scam involving four private, postsecondary institutions in California. The scheme allegedly centres...

British Home Office announces new language testing arrangements for UK visas

The British Home Office has taken steps to streamline the number of accredited providers for Secure English Language Tests (SELT) for visa purposes, and has also introduced new...

New Zealand’s international enrolment up 12% as number of prospective domestic students falls

New data released last month shows that New Zealand, already a popular study abroad destination, has boosted its international student enrolments by 12% for the period January to...

Student visa fraud in Australia up sharply since 2012

Australia has seen a dramatic increase in the number of international student visas cancelled or under review over the last three years. The Australian is reporting a surge...

Starting from scratch: Afghanistan continues to build its education system

In December 2001, after more than two decades of armed conflict, Afghanistan’s Taliban government was toppled and a new administration formed under President Humid Karzai. As 2002 began,...

Foreign enrolment in UK up modestly last year

There is some bright news for the British higher education sector: newly released Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) statistics show that enrolment by non-EU students increased by 3%...

Industry surveys highlight continued growth in language study travel

As much as the language travel sector is a key segment of the international education industry, little comparative data on the sector’s performance and trends has been available...

Market Snapshot: Mexico

Mexico is first and foremost a Latin American nation, yet it is also geographically part of North America and its efforts to build student mobility initiatives have recently...