Market intelligence for international student recruitment from ICEF

Subscribe for free

university rankings Page 1 of 5

 What rankings are most important to students?

What rankings are most important to students?

It has long been held that global university rankings are important to students, and that, particularly in some markets, they play a significant role in student decision-making for...

 Malaysian government cools on study abroad but outbound still growing

Malaysian government cools on study abroad but outbound still growing

The Malaysian government continues to send strong signals of its increasing emphasis on domestic provision...

 New university rankings put the focus on employability

New university rankings put the focus on employability

The importance of employability comes through clearly in international student surveys. Simply put, a clear majority of students cite employment outcomes – the chance for new career opportunities or...

 Chinese universities break into top global rankings for the first time

Chinese universities break into top global rankings for the first time

The growing strength of China’s higher education system has been on full display of late, most recently with the country’s strong showing in major global rankings. In May,...

 China shows greatest improvement in global ranking of higher education systems

China shows greatest improvement in global ranking of higher education systems

The latest global ranking of national higher education systems reveals that China is quickly gaining ground on the US and Europe, and, by some measures, has already surpassed...

Is employability data an untapped resource for student recruiters?

In many of the world’s key sending markets for international students, employability is both a major concern and a key motivator for study abroad. The situation is particularly...

New study maps important shifts in international undergraduate enrolment

A new report from the UK Higher Education International Unit describes a fast-growing market for international undergraduate students, one that has seen enrolment in major destination countries grow...

China tops latest university rankings for emerging economies

The growing influence and reputation of China’s education system is on full display in the Times Higher Education (THE) BRICS & Emerging Economies Rankings 2016. This year’s rankings...

New OECD report summarises global mobility trends

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) released its annual report on global education trends last week. Education at a Glance 2015 draws on a wealth of...

Signs of strengthening demand for study abroad in Japan

For several years now, the Japanese government has been intent on globalising its education system, setting goals of hosting 300,000 foreign students and sending out 120,000 of its...

A more cautious outlook for international branch campuses

The past decade has seen a rapid expansion of transnational education (TNE), including twinning arrangements, joint programmes, and, in some of the more visible and prominent TNE projects,...

India’s employability challenge

India is home to 1.27 billion people and so many other dizzying statistics. More than half of the population is under the age of 25, and, with a...

Russia moving to expand international student recruitment

On Monday this week, Russian President Vladimir Putin stepped on to the green marble dais in the United Nations General Assembly Hall for his first address to the...

When it comes to rankings, students really want to know about employment

In the 2015/16 QS World University Rankings announced earlier this month, American universities command ten of the top 20 places compared to five British universities, two Singaporean universities,...

Challenges in Vietnamese higher education contributing to demand for study abroad

A youthful population and a growing economy continue to fuel Vietnam’s status as one of the most important emerging education markets in Asia. But higher education capacity is...