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Recruitment strategies focus of OACAC

Recruitment strategies, managing relationships with agents and understanding secondary education ladders were at the forefront of over 80 educational sessions at the recent Overseas Association for College Admission Counseling (OACAC) 21st annual conference earlier this month.

USA recruiters “10-15 yrs behind Aussies and Brits”

The USA's HE marketplace could benefit by 8 to 10% growth if recruitment practices evolved to catch up with those seen in Australia and the UK, Mitch Leventhal, co-founder of AIRC has said. "The British and the Australians are 10 to 15 years ahead in terms of sophistication of the staff and the leadership of universities," he said.

USA: Huron Group invests in Shorelight

Huron Consulting Group, a Chicago-based management consulting company, has made a strategic investment in Shorelight Holdings LLC, a parent company of Shorelight Education. Huron, which offers services in life sciences, law, finance and healthcare as well as education, will participate on the board of directors at Shorelight Holdings.

i-graduate’s iMPACT measures effect of outbound study

The influence of outbound study on university students is the subject of the latest benchmark tool developed by market insight firm i-graduate. For the first time the company has tried to measure the effectiveness of short-term study abroad experiences on national, regional and inter-regional levels.

Pearson unveils new English assessment scale

Education giant Pearson has launched the Global Scale of English – a numeric measurement of English language proficiency. The company will begin introducing the GSE into its product lines worldwide over the next 18-24 months and aims to establish it as a universal benchmark for businesses, governments and academic institutions.