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India drives 7% increase in US graduate applications

Numbers of applications to US graduate schools have increased by 7% despite a 1% drop from the US's largest international graduate student source country, China. The gain has instead been lead by double digit growth from Indian students for the second year in a row according to data from the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS).

UAE’s DIAC targets China in recruitment drive

Dubai International Academic City has rolled out recruitment campaigns for the first time in China in its push to develop the international branch campus hub as a top higher education study destination. With a booming job market bolstered by the 2020 World Expo the directors of DIAC are bullish that enrolments will grow.

Irish PM honours international students

Ireland's prime minister Enda Kenny last week honoured international students participating in the government's Student Ambassador programme which aims to use promote Ireland as a study destination to priority markets and recipients of the Government of Ireland Scholarships.

Malta: student numbers down, student weeks up

Latest stats from Malta reveal a slowdown in enrolments although a rise in student weeks helped buoy the English language teaching market overall in 2013. Italy, Russia and Germany led the Western European underpinning of the sector, while the impotance of the ELT market within overall tourism was also highlighted.