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 What does an expanding field of transnational education options mean for traditional recruitment models?

What does an expanding field of transnational education options mean for traditional recruitment models?

The evolution of the transnational education model (TNE) increasingly factors as yet another dimension of a richly varied and competitive international education marketplace. Not so long ago, transnational...

 Multi-year trends from the Agent Barometer global agent survey

Multi-year trends from the Agent Barometer global agent survey

The ICEF i-graduate Agent Barometer is a unique annual survey of education agents around the world, and a joint venture of ICEF and i-graduate, a leading market research...

 52% of student prospects view educator websites on mobile devices

52% of student prospects view educator websites on mobile devices

These days, we can’t seem to stress enough the importance of having a mobile strategy in place for student, prospect, and alumni engagement. The 2012 E-Recruiting Practices Report...

 Eurozone crisis boosting student mobility in the south

Eurozone crisis boosting student mobility in the south

As the European Union’s sovereign debt crisis continues to unfold this year, there are increasing signs that economic uncertainty at home is further encouraging students from the most-affected...

 The rising profile of college certificates

The rising profile of college certificates

A recent study from Georgetown University finds that the certificate is the fastest-growing form of college credential in the US as well as an important factor in labour...

In China, father (and mother) knows best: 65% of study abroad decisions made by parents

China is the world’s biggest source of international students. By some estimates, more than one million Chinese students are studying abroad today, and a recent report from the...

New reports on student decision making from India, Pakistan, Indonesia, Egypt and Turkey

How do international students make the decision to study abroad? Do parents play an influential role? How do a student’s career goals play into the equation? And what...

Demand for Portuguese increasing in US

Today we turn to Language Magazine, which has reported that the demand for Portuguese is growing in US universities as language departments are downsized, or cut altogether. Although...

Cracking the (QR) code

Lately, we’ve come across a few articles which are a bit ‘anti-QR code’ in their tone, and we wondered… how do our readers feel about them? But before...

Malaysia upgrades 78 vocational schools to colleges

In another move to strengthen its education sector, Malaysia is upgrading 78 vocational schools into colleges. The move will produce 13,000 skilled workers in four years’ time. This...

The rise of the volunteer sector in Asia Pacific

The volunteer sector has seen steady growth since 1990 and accounted for an estimated 1.67 million arrivals in 2010. Roughly 60% of volunteer travel participants come from the...

How to connect with today’s youth: Part 2

Yesterday we released Part 1 of “How to connect with today’s youth” and if you haven’t read it yet, we advise you to do so before diving into...

How to connect with today’s youth: Part 1

Those of us who talk to today’s youth on a daily basis probably have a pretty good understanding of their mentality, behaviour, desires and aspirations. But some days...

EU surveys: 98% support language learning but skills gaps remain

Almost nine out of ten EU citizens believe that the ability to speak foreign languages is very useful and 98% say that mastering languages will be good for...

Has the Arab Spring contributed to increased demand for study abroad?

Early World Education Services (WES) data for 2012 suggests that US higher education institutions – and by extension, institutions from other countries favoured by Arab students – should...