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 Europe takes stock of its international student recruitment strategies

Europe takes stock of its international student recruitment strategies

As competition for international students intensifies around the world, the European Union is increasingly interested in promoting member countries – and indeed, the entire Eurozone – as a...

 Malaysia pushes forward with ambitious education reforms

Malaysia pushes forward with ambitious education reforms

The state of Malaysia’s education system is no small issue for those interested in the flows of international students around the world. With estimates that 42% of global...

 EU aims to be more attractive to students and scholars

EU aims to be more attractive to students and scholars

The European Union is taking steps to make it easier and more attractive for non-EU students and academics to study and work in Europe. A European Commission proposal...

 Comparing and contrasting study abroad trends of Brits and Americans

Comparing and contrasting study abroad trends of Brits and Americans

New research on US and UK students compares their propensity to study abroad, with three top trends standing out: 56% of US respondents are considering studying overseas, compared...

 International education now worth €1 billion to the Irish economy

International education now worth €1 billion to the Irish economy

With international education in Ireland reaching a value of €1 billion, foreign student arrivals are proving their worth, providing much needed revenue into Ireland’s education sector and broader...

International branch campuses: this is the year to hit “pause” before “go”

The last couple of years have witnessed a rush of international branch campus openings (or other types of “foreign education outpost”). Already, some of these initiatives have met...

Increasing mobility and growing demand for higher education in Kenya

Recent developments in Kenya paint a picture of expanding student mobility programmes as well as a rapidly growing higher education system that is nevertheless struggling to keep up...

The new branch campus model: expand at home, compete everywhere

The year 2012 will be remembered for many things in international education circles, among them: Increasing competition between countries for market share of students, with regional hubs emerging...

Taiwan counters enrolment shortfalls with university mergers

A November 2012 announcement by Taiwanese Minister of Education Chiang Wei-ning declared that six of the country’s national universities would merge into three. The announced mergers reflect the...

Number of Indian students heading abroad increases dramatically over past decade

The number of Indian students going overseas to study rose a stunning 256% – from 53,266 to 189,629 – in just nine years (2000–2009) according to a study...

Field report: demand for education up sharply in Uzbekistan

As ICEF’s Director of the CIS countries, Mr Sergey Krasnyanskiy manages ICEF’s operations in Russia, Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus. From his office in St Petersburg,...

The expanding footprint of international consortia in higher education

Universities worldwide are becoming increasingly internationalised, and many are also expanding their participation in international consortia. These multi-institution partnerships typically include a broad range of collaborations and joint...

Open Doors 2012: International student enrolment increases by nearly 6%

The 2012 Open Doors Report on international educational exchange, released today, finds that the number of international students at colleges and universities in the United States increased by...

Market Snapshot: The Netherlands

Although The Netherland’s ambitions for an international education sector continue to rely heavily on students from Germany, the country is showing signs of increasing diversity. Read on to...

Canada Course for Education Agents launched in Berlin

Canada – increasingly popular among international students considering study abroad destinations – showed its commitment to seeing its education systems promoted well and accurately across the world this...