Four out of five UK higher education institutions involved in transnational education – in the forms of international branch campuses, online provision, dual degrees and joint programmes – intend to grow operations over the next three years, according to an extensive survey by HE Global.
ISC Research forecasts that by 2026, the K-12 international school market will almost double, reaching 16,000 schools teaching 8.75 million students generating $89bn globally driven mostly by middle income local families.
This month 80 member countries of PISA will meet to discuss a new ‘assessment of global competence’ to be rolled out for its 2018/19 study which could diversify the cross-national test away from its core areas of mathematics, reading and science.
In the Middle East, countries are telling similar stories of oil-induced economic distress which could affect sovereign funding for international education as well as the coffers of individual families. Will Qatar be the next to stumble? Michael Deere reports.