France attracts record number of int’l students, but loses market share

The Campus France report, 4,300,000 Étudiants Internationaux, shows international student numbers were up 7% between 2012 and 2015 to 309,642, making France the world’s fourth most popular study destination and the top francophone destination. “The competition is fiercer and fiercer for everybody. We are less dynamic in the market” However, the report also shows that other study destinations are stepping ... Read More »

Navitas partners with University of Idaho

The University of Idaho International Student Success Program will commence in September 2017 on the university’s main campus in Moscow, Idaho, subject to regulatory approvals. “We look forward to enhancing the University of Idaho’s brand as an international study destination” The pathway will prepare both undergraduate and postgraduate students for study at the university. Navitas will also recruit international students ... Read More »

IDP Education acquires Hotcourses Group for £30m

With more than 66 million visits and two million users accessing Hotcourses Group’s database of 500,000 courses from more than 5,000 institutions in 48 countries, the move expands IDP’s digital service offering to students and clients. “Many students choose to research and make their study choices online these days” Speaking with The PIE News, IDP Education’s CEO Andrew Barkla said ... Read More »

Germany: new agency members, website for FDSV

Astur in Fulda and Lingoschools in Frankfurt joined the association bringing its total membership to 29 agencies. Meanwhile, the FDSV website has an enhanced course search function making it easier for German students to peruse courses offered by agency partners. Peter Schuto, managing directer at Astur, which recruits students to Germany as well as sends German students overseas, said joining ... Read More »

UK to control immigration from EU, says May

Outlining her 12 objectives for the UK’s exit from the European Union, May also nodded to the importance of science and innovation, and said part of her agenda is to “guarantee the rights of EU citizens who are already living in Britain”. May reaffirmed the messages that the country will “continue to attract the brightest and the best to work or ... Read More »

France aims to attract 10,000 Indian students by 2020

During a trip to India this week, minster Jean-Marc Ayrault also launched the Bangalore branch of France Alumni, an online platform operated by Campus France that connects former French international students with other alumni and job opportunities around the world. Last year, France welcomed around 4,000 Indian students, a number which is “very insufficient” said Ayrault. “It is very insufficient in ... Read More »

ITJEE 2017

IIT, ISM, NIT, IIIT, GFTI, and CFTI are some of the most esteemed institutions for engineering courses across the country. Every year, lakhs of students aspiring to be a part of these elite technical institutions appear for the Joint Entrance Examination or JEE out of which only a few thousands get the chance to be a part of these institutions. ... Read More »

UK: Brexit raises concerns about Erasmus+ future

The impact of exiting the European Union on higher education inquiry, which was launched in September last year, received 191 written submissions of evidence from organisations and stakeholders in the UK HE sector. Concerns were raised over the impacts of Brexit on students and staff at higher education institutions, ensuring the UK remains competitive in the European higher education landscape, ... Read More »

Cengage to upskill 1,000 teachers in Saudi Arabia

The partnership provides teachers in the public education system with online access to Cengage’s National Geographic Learning ELTeach programme and aims to boost the standard of language training across the country. “Saudi Arabia continues to show its commitment to education” The programme focuses on classroom methodology and is designed to help teachers with lesson planning and preparation, focusing on speaking ... Read More »

Geneva English School to open secondary school

Set to open later this year, the secondary school comes when demand for international school places in Geneva is high, figures from ISC Research show. “The space should enable children to co-operate, be creative in a group, and learn how to learn” “Most of Geneva’s premium international schools have less than 10% spare capacity and waiting lists,” said Susan Krumrei, Head of Field Research and Consultant ... Read More »