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  • Canada: Language providers adapt to ISP co-op curtailment

    Four months after changes to its International Student Programme came into effect, many of Canada’s language teaching institutions have repositioned themselves to adapt to new regulations banning them from offering “co-op” programmes that combine tuition with professional internships.

  • USA: Update and expand overseas recruitment urges WES

    Universities in the US are missing out on increasing overseas students by not taking a campus-wide approach to their recruitment strategies, according to World Education Services. The organisation also claims that digital marketing campaigns are five years behind the user habits of target student groups.

  • THE Rankings: Asia gains headway while USA slips

    A surprising 60% of USA universities have slipped in the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings with publicly funded universities suffering the worst losses. Asian institutions meanwhile are gaining ground, now with 24 of the world’s top 200 universities.

  • UK: Non-EU student recruitment “worrying” says Universities UK

    The UK’s higher education representative body, Universities UK, has said that despite signs of increasing demand among foreign students, long-term trends in student recruitment for the UK are “worrying” as Indian and STEM enrolments continue to decline.

  • USA: International graduate students fuel first-time enrolment growth

    First-time international graduate student numbers in the USA were up by 11.5% in 2013 bolstering overall enrolment figures as domestic numbers continue to fall, data published by the Council of Graduate Schools shows.

  • Google data reveals peak search times, most searched-for universities

    Google search data from Net Natives on leading student source countries reveals when university education is at the front of students’ minds and follows additonal Google search data recently released by the BBC revealing the world’s most searched-for universities.

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UK: ELT centres prioritise student experience

UK: ELT centres prioritise student experience

As the UK's ELT market continues to become more competitive and tighter policy restrictions loom, providers are taking a holistic approach to the student experience as a way to maintain student numbers. This month, over 70 UK-based non-academic language school staff attended English UK's first 'Student Experience' conference since 2007.

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New pathway partnership for ELS Canada

New pathway partnership for ELS Canada

ELS Educational Services Canada has been selected by UBC Vantage College in Vancouver as its first and only language school partner for its one year pathway programme. Successful completion of the scheme will allow students to progress to the second year of degree programmes at the University of British Columbia.

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GEM expands India foothold in MOU with Amity

GEM expands India foothold in MOU with Amity

UK-based Global Education Management has signed an MOU with Amity University in India in the presence of British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, calling it a "significant step" as it seeks to become a key player in the country's massive upskilling endeavors. “We believe India is going to be become the 'new China' for young people to gain a cultural exchange and experience,” said GEM Director.

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Malaysia on track to meet foreign student target

Malaysia on track to meet foreign student target

The Malaysian government says it is on track to meet its goal of attracting 200,000 international students annually by 2020 as it implements new measures to raise English language levels in tertiary education. Earlier this month, Deputy Prime Minister and Education Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin announced that all university students will be required to pass English language in order to graduate from university.

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