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 China’s push to expand vocational education

China’s push to expand vocational education

The Chinese government has designated 100 billion yuan (about US$15 billion) to expand the vocational training system...

 Australia takes its double-digit growth into final quarter of 2017

Australia takes its double-digit growth into final quarter of 2017

The latest data out of Australia shows continuing growth in international enrolment into the final quarter of the year...

 2017 Agent Barometer survey links student and agent perceptions with destination attractiveness

2017 Agent Barometer survey links student and agent perceptions with destination attractiveness

Now in its 11th year, the annual ICEF i-graduate Agent Barometer continues to be a landmark survey of the practices and perceptions of education agents around the world. The...

 Australian education exports approaching AUS$29 billion

Australian education exports approaching AUS$29 billion

Official government statistics place the value of Australian education exports at AUS$28.6 billion (US$22 billion)...

 Australia announces updated ELICOS standards

Australia announces updated ELICOS standards

Australian Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham took the opportunity of his ministerial address at the Australian International Education Conference (AIEC) in Hobart last week to unveil...

Indonesia’s growing middle class expected to drive outbound mobility

Outbound mobility from Indonesia has grown by 35% over the past decade. Nearly 42,000 Indonesians were enrolled in...

Australia off to a fast start in 2017

The number of student visas granted for study in Australia increased sharply in the first three months of 2017, rising nearly 22%...

Foreign enrolment hits new record in Australia

Australia’s international student enrolment hit a new high in 2016 to reach a total of 554,179 for the year. The latest data from the Australian Department of Education...

Australia’s education exports surpass AUS$20 billion

New figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) show continued growth in Australia’s international education sector. The updated ABS data reveals total direct spending on fees and...

2016 Agent Barometer survey reveals important shifts in destination appeal and student perceptions

Key findings from the 2016 ICEF i-graduate Agent Barometer were released yesterday at the ICEF Berlin Workshop. Now in its tenth year, the Agent Barometer remains the industry’s...

Early results point to continued growth for Australia in 2016

The latest round of Australian enrolment data shows that the notable growth trend of the last two years has continued into 2016. Department of Education and Training (DET)...

Growing demand for vocational training in Vietnam

The Vietnamese economy has recorded strong growth for more than two decades, and, among Asian economies, only China has grown faster since 2000. But the alarm bells have...

Full-year data confirms strong growth for New Zealand in 2015

The latest data release from Education New Zealand (ENZ) confirms another year of strong growth for the country’s international student numbers. ENZ’s full-year Student Visa Dashboard for 2015...

New data reveals most searched-for study destinations

The body of research underlining the importance of online channels to international student recruitment is growing. Among the key findings we have reported in recent months: Digital tools,...

Erasmus+ participation doubles in 2014; boosts youth employment

In December 2013, European Union ministers concluded an agreement for a major consolidation and expansion of student mobility programmes across Europe. That landmark agreement created Erasmus+ and provided...