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  • Future of study travel: streamlined, with agents on top?

    Agencies can thrive in the study travel landscape, because they are closer to their client base and digitally agile, said an education strategist at the ALTO NY event. A campaign for an Industry Standard for pricing and product description was launched by agents at the same event.

  • Gap in Australia’s post-study work promise, says research

    With the Australian government leveraging its study-work and post-study work opportunities to compete for globally mobile students, market research has revealed a bias among Australian employers when hiring international graduates and their domestic counterparts.

  • London’s international students contribute £2.3bn

    International students at London universities contribute a net £2.3bn and support 70,000 jobs, new research has revealed, sparking renewed calls for the UK government to review immigration policy around international students.

  • NZ Minister tours LatAm on education and trade visit

    New Zealand is aiming to increase its profile as a study destination in Latin American as the minister of tertiary education, skills and employment visited the region for the first time last month and announced expanded mobility agreements with key trade countries.

  • Consolidation, price pressure: new hallmarks of study travel business

    The US has overtaken the UK as the top receiving country for ELT as global growth slows and the study travel industry enters a period of market consolidation, leading to price pressure, IALC research has distilled.

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UK PM pledges immigration crackdown

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Does Hong Kong remain a hotbed for international education?

Does Hong Kong remain a hotbed for international education?

While Hong Kong’s Joshua Wong may have captured the world’s imagination with his bold form of student activism, the heaving crowds, television cameras and pop star visits of late 2014 have since been relegated to archival news footage. But how did those events impact on Hong Kong’s student cohort and the international ambitions of its education sector? Tom Spurling reports.

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