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 Linking labour markets, skills, and study programmes in a disrupted global economy

Linking labour markets, skills, and study programmes in a disrupted global economy

Career outcomes are without doubt a top priority for the majority of higher education students today, and the perceived return on investment of an overseas programme is central...

 Education agents poised to play a greater role in international student recruitment

Education agents poised to play a greater role in international student recruitment

The following feature is excerpted from the 2021 edition of ICEF Insights magazine and is reprinted here with permission. The entire issue of the magazine is available to...

 Global survey highlights increasing importance of student supports during pandemic

Global survey highlights increasing importance of student supports during pandemic

New data from the QS International Student Survey (ISS) suggests that universities that are able to reassure prospective students about their major concerns – especially related to finances...

 Surveys show that career outcomes outweigh rankings for many prospective international students

Surveys show that career outcomes outweigh rankings for many prospective international students

A new global study from Educations.com provides a number of striking insights about the changing factors influencing where, and with which institutions, international students choose to study abroad....

 Vaccines and border openings beginning to drive some recovery in global tourism

Vaccines and border openings beginning to drive some recovery in global tourism

The latest update from the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) finds that global tourism is on the rise this year, albeit with travel patterns very mixed from region...

Global education outlook anticipates major growth but also downward pressure on post-secondary fees

A recent Global Education Executive Briefing from market intelligence platform HolonIQ forecasts dramatic growth in worldwide demand for education, but with downward pressure on student fees, a greater...

Mapping COVID-19’s impact on global student mobility

A newly published joint paper from the Institute of International Education (IIE) and IC3,“International Student Mobility Flows and COVID-19 Realities,” illustrates the great extent to which international student...

New digital tools aim to smooth travel planning

Student travellers, agents, and educators can now take advantage of a growing range of online resources that are designed to help keep pace with rapidly changing public health...

ICEF Podcast: The road to pre-COVID enrolment in the world’s top two study destinations

In this episode, ICEF’s Craig Riggs (editor of ICEF Monitor) and Martijn van de Veen (vice-president of business development) discuss some of the trends shaping student mobility this...

Survey: Students embrace vaccines when planning for study abroad

IDP recently released the fifth instalment of its ongoing survey programme, Crossroads, which has gauged the study abroad intentions and attitudes of students in more than 20 countries...

ICEF Podcast: Worst hit – quickest to recover? The outlook for global language travel

In this latest podcast episode, ICEF’s Craig Riggs (Editor of ICEF Monitor) and Martijn van de Veen (Vice-President of Business Development) discuss some of the trends shaping student...

Survey highlights student views on returning to study abroad

A newly released survey report gathers responses from nearly 15,000 prospective and current international students to explore students’ perspective of returning to study abroad this year. Responses for...

Major MOOC provider edX acquired by online program manager 2U

Global edtech player 2U – a for-profit company that helps universities and colleges to adapt and deliver their programmes online – has acquired major MOOC platform edX for US$800...

New analysis projects strong growth in global language learning with digital a key driver

New analysis from the global market intelligence platform HolonIQ projects a “U-shaped recovery” for offline and blended language learning through 2025. But the forecast also anticipates that direct-to-consumer...

New study highlights the expanding landscape of microcredentials

A recent report from Colleges & Institutes Canada (CICan) explores the growing provision of microcredentials, in Canada and elsewhere, and sets the stage for the establishment of a...