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 Ukraine: Education reforms and demand for study abroad continuing to take shape

Ukraine: Education reforms and demand for study abroad continuing to take shape

The Ukrainian government passed an ambitious higher education reform package into law on 1 July 2014, marking a major turning point for an education system that, as the...

 New Zealand’s international enrolment up 13% in 2014; growth continuing this year

New Zealand’s international enrolment up 13% in 2014; growth continuing this year

New data from Education New Zealand provides the final word on a strong 2014 for the country’s international education sector. International student numbers were up 13% over 2013...

 US community colleges stepping up international recruitment

US community colleges stepping up international recruitment

In the last several months, community colleges have been in the spotlight in discussions of US higher education. In January 2015, US President Barack Obama announced his plan...

 Record-high English language enrolment in Australia

Record-high English language enrolment in Australia

Australia’s surging ELICOS (English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students) sector saw another strong year of enrolment growth last year, and the latest data suggests the trend is...

 UK confirms elimination of work rights for non-EU students in further education

UK confirms elimination of work rights for non-EU students in further education

This post was originally published on 13 July 2015, at a point when the government’s new policy was not yet confirmed. It was updated on 14 July 2015...

Strong growth in Japan’s foreign enrolment in 2014

After three years of minimal or no growth, Japan saw a notable spike in its foreign enrolment last year. The latest figures from the Japan Student Services Organisation...

Demand for job skills heating up in Africa

Africa has the fastest-growing middle class on the planet and accounted for nine of the 15 fastest-growing economies in the world in 2014. The McKinsey Global Institute, meanwhile,...

Australia moves to streamline student visa system

By the middle of next year, international students applying to study in Australia will encounter a simpler student visa regulatory environment than currently exists in the country, and...

The enrolment funnel: Better results start with the prospects you already have

The pool of prospective students is getting larger all the time for many schools and institutions. The Internet appears to be a big factor in this trend, in...

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,...

Using social media to reach students in the Middle East and North Africa

Roughly four in ten international students say that social media influenced their decision to study abroad. Around half read comments about institutions they were interested in on institutional...

Kazakhstan economy driving both reforms and demand for higher education

Following several years of strong economic growth and educational reforms, Kazakhstan is a country with burgeoning demand for study abroad and for programmes geared to its labour market...

Turning the tables on conventional thinking with anti-marketing

Imagine things from the point of view of a consumer. It’s not hard after all, as each of us, when we take off our marketing and recruitment hats...

Is Asia ready to be the next higher education superpower?

A high-level trends report from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) predicts that, by 2050, the world will see a dramatic shift in global economic power away from advanced economies and toward...

English-taught programmes in Europe up more than 300%

While Europe comprises nations with diverse policies and goals, the desire within the education sector to increase international mobility among students is a widely shared objective. A recent...