A leading market entry specialist has said universities welcoming international students from India need to market themselves more to Indian employers after data shows they don't value an international degree over a domestic one.
Last month the Republic of China Ministry of Education announced new internship opportunities at education providers around Taiwan for international students enrolled at overseas universities. In a politically controversial move, the initiative will also be open to mainland Chinese students.
The strong demand for education in India combined with ambitious plans by the government to reform the education sector has created the largest opportunity in the world for international higher educators and service providers, according to a new report by the British Council.
A credit transfer system similar to Europe's ERASMUS programme will be piloted this year as inter-regional mobility in the Asia swells. The Academic Credit Transfer Framework for Asia will enable students in higher education across Cambodia, China, Laos, Vietnam, Burma, Thailand, ASEAN countries, Japan and Korea to participate in student exchanges more easily.
Pathway provider North Consortium UK (NCUK) has expanded its programmes into India for the first time in its 25 year history, after signing an agreement with the Delhi based training arm of Indian student consultancy The Chopras. This agreement is the first of NCUK's three new market entries coming to fruition in 2014.
The CEO of Hotcourses has cited differences in short- and long-term objectives between potential investor Inflexion and his company, as he confirms the deal is off and looks to add education consultancy services to the brand.
The boom in demand for a foreign education is expected to continue, however how and where that interest is met is set to change, with rising interest among younger students, more competition from foreign providers, and students opting for providers that can show them clear career paths.
Private equity firm CVC Capital is investing over US$200 million into EIC Group, one of the world's largest education consultancies for Chinese student recruitment, according to a report citing anonymous sources. EIC has 20 offices worldwide and claims to run the "best attended, most effective" recruitment fairs in China.