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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.

UK: student mobility data now visual, interactive

The British Council has launched an interactive data visualisation tool to illustrate trends in international student mobility and the UK's changing role as both a study destination and source of international students between 1996 and 2012. The tool also reveals the impact of UK policy decisions and global socio-economic events on inbound study.

ELTons awards celebrate ELT innovation

The British Council held its twelfth annual ELTons in London on Thursday to celebrate excellence and diversity in English language teaching. Accolades were given in six categories including course innovation, teaching innovation, new talent in writing and digital innovation.

Lords call for government unit to pursue UK soft power

A Lords Select Committee wants a new strategic government unit to safeguard the UK's soft power assets and called for foreign students to be omitted from the net migration count. Other recommendations include the British Council and overseas embassies becoming more engaged in promoting British English and culture.