UK universities paid out an average of £1,767 per international student to education agents and overall spending on non-EU recruitment is increasingly sharply, an investigation by Times Higher Education has revealed.
London is the world’s most searched-for city on the internet among US students looking to study abroad, new research by Google has shown. The new data also reveals the most popular individual institutions, in search terms, among US students. One Irish and one Australian university were in the top 10.
Canadian universities are undergoing a shift away from academic goals toward provincial and institutional-level international strategies. According to a survey carried out by AUCC, compared to eight years ago, internationalisation is considered a "top priority" at 82% of Canadian universities, up from 70%.
Transnational education (TNE) was worth £469m to UK universities in 2012-13, according to a report from BIS. Meanwhile, new research from HEFCE shows TNE students are helping to make up England's shortfall in incoming international student numbers.
Foreign higher education providers may now operate in Bangladesh, thanks to a recent move by the Education Ministry. The policy, which enables foreign universities, JVs with local universities and investors to establish branches or study centres, has met with some controversy and private domestic universities lobbied against such a move.
Results from the fifth annual THE World Reputation Rankings show that the USA retains its prestige as a higher education superpower. US institutions dominate the top 10, Asian institutions continued to gain ground and Australia has shown an unexpected downturn in the league table as defined by academics worldwide.
As growth in student mobility is expected to decline in the next seven years the future of global higher education lies in increased education exports say over 20 global higher education leaders in new research commissioned by the UK Higher Education International Unit and Leadership Foundation.
Industry experts predict that the free falling value of the rupee will not dent India’s demand for foreign education this year despite concerns documented. But they indicate that long-term impacts could be seen. "People will enroll this year, but things look shaky for next year," commented Dr. Rahul Choudaha.