Tuition fee revenue for international education topped $1bn in New Zealand for the first time last year, as enrolments grew by 13%, according to the newly released Education New Zealand snapshot report.
Stakeholders have said the investigation blows the cover off an "open secret" of Indian agents falsifying bank statements and universities not verifying loan letters, with nearly 60 education agents in Hyderabad found to have submitted fraudulent loan documents.
The politics of quality control in the English language teaching space are fast-changing and complex; governments now want to dictate the rules but in many cases they lack the sophisticated grasp of accreditation that membership bodies may have, claim stakeholders, resulting in multi-layered approaches. Beckie Smith reports.
A benchmark strategy measuring both international student recruitment and student mobility in New Zealand is in early stages, with institutions working in collaboration with Universities New Zealand and Studymove.
Taranaki in New Zealand has been backed by the government to help it follow a detailed plan to grow education exports in the rural region across secondary and tertiary sectors to NZ$19.6 million by 2025.
Taranaki and Manawatu in New Zealand have received federal funding totalling more than NZ$300,000 in order to develop their international education strategies and further their outreach as study destinations.