International student numbers in France continued their upward trajectory in 2015/16, but the latest statistics from Campus France show that in an increasingly competitive market, growth is not keeping up with that of of global student mobility.
A report by the UNESCO Institute of Statistics (UIS) has found that global HE enrolments increased from 32.6 million in 1970 to 182.2 million in 2011; 46% in the East and South East Asia. It brings together data on expansion strategies from different sources in 26 Asian countries for policy makers.
The world's most recognised form of student identification, the International Student Identity Card (ISIC), is to launch a new "virtual identity card", which allows users to search for student concessions online wherever they are in the world.
Trade association WYSE Travel Confederation (organiser of WYSTC) has recently been elected to the Affiliate Member board UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) and also granted consultative status to UNESCO. The organisation said the new affiliations "strengthen our global position in the tourism industry".