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The most significant “How To” for higher ed institutions

Today’s higher education applicants expect a streamlined, personalised experience from their very first interaction with your institution. Catch-all advertising campaigns and generic application processes just don’t cut it anymore. To help you compete on the global higher education stage and attract the best candidates, we’ve compiled...

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5 Emerging Technology Trends Higher Ed Is Watching for in 2022

From adaptive learning to smarter AI-powered tutors, here’s a look at the ed tech trends that will be shaping the new year. As higher education heads into year two of the pandemic, there will inevitably be some worn-out faculty, staff and students who feel a sentimental...

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Partners On The Ground

For the past year, I have served as the executive director of the American International Recruitment Council, AIRC, founded in 2008 as a nonprofit membership association, and recognized by the U.S. Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission as the Standards Development Organization—SDO—for the field...

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Fintech in education – a seamless education finance process now within reach of middle-class India, who are waiting to fuel their study abroad dreams.

Studying abroad has always been an attractive alternative for students in India, as they yearn for superior academic exposure along with cultural and educational diversity. However, the low credit penetration made it extremely difficult for middle-class families to secure their child’s education funds. In recent years,...

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What’s driving an already increasing student intake?

Applications from Indian students for the 2022 fall intake at foreign universities have doubled from this year, according to several foreign education platforms, driven up by the attractive pay packages and roles offered by recruiters at their campuses. The pay packages and roles offered by top...

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Universities struggle with declining Chinese student enrollment

Well over a year since the COVID-19 pandemic grew to a global scale, the effects are still hitting universities across the nation hard in the enrollment numbers — especially students from China. In data released earlier this year, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln attributed its enrollment decline of 2.7%...

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Fine tuning of University Ranking Methodology

Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings are the leading global league tables of university performance. Created in 2004, the rankings have grown from just 200 institutions to more than 1,600. They rank research-intensive institutions across a wide range of metrics, which cover teaching, research, industry links and internationalisation. Since the rankings...

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Where should Universities spend their Marketing budgets?

International Students bring in a better ROI The proportion of Americans who consider college to be very important had fallen from 70 percent in 2013 to 51 percent by 2019. And that was before the shutdowns and confusion of the Covid-19 pandemic. The current marketing aid...

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Building productive agent relationships

One size does not fit all when considering potential agent partners. Universities must choose carefully based on their selection criteria and intuition and to work with a select group of agents in each country who share their values and goals. Signing an agreement is only the...

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Navigating the Rising Demand for International Recruitment Agents

The primary appeal of agent partnerships for universities is the influence agents have on prospective international students, especially in the mega-markets of China and India. A well-managed and dedicated agent network can serve as eyes and ears on the ground in key markets, an important...

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Technology is the way to simplify the admissions process, increase conversions and promote student retention with ease and accuracy.

Replacing a legacy IT system can attract more prospective students, simplify the admissions process, increase conversions and promote student retention while engaging with alumni and other key stakeholders. More and more higher education institutions (HEIs) are now adopting Customer Relationship Management systems to attract, engage and...

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Students back on campus this fall!

Students from around the world are eager to study at U.S. colleges in the upcoming fall semester after the COVID-19 pandemic confined many of them to their home countries and left some attending virtual classes in the wee hours of the morning. Now, getting to campus...

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New policies coming up for travel to Canada Stay tuned!

Canada has taken a gradual approach to lifting restrictions. Those now allowed to travel into the country include international students as well. But new travel rules are around the corner! Canada could announce its new COVID-19 travel measures as soon as tomorrow. Canada introduced travel restrictions in March 2020...

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Students throng US embassies in India

The Fall intake for the USA regains full force as the American Embassy has worked actively to make this possible. "Since June 14, thousands of students have secured visa appointments for July and August. Thousands of appointments remain available and we will open thousands more...

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What is CBSE’s Objective Criteria for Class 12 evaluation?

CBSE Class 12 board exams have been cancelled, but the big question now is how will Class 12 results be evaluated? Here's the answer. The Central Board of Secondary Education, CBSE, has cancelled the class 12th board exams. The decision was taken by PM Narendra Modi...

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COVID-19 vaccination: Priority for students going abroad

They should furnish visa, admission receipts, or any such relevant documents Students who have secured admission in colleges or universities abroad, as well as those who want to travel to other countries for work, will be vaccinated on priority basis from June 1. The National Health Mission...

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Webinar India Market Focus

Hosted by ICEF, join Abhijit Zaveri Managing Director of Career Mosaic Pvt. Ltd. while he shares a market update from India, discussing current and future trends, recovery strategies for the Indian study-abroad market and what prospective students and their families are expecting as we move...

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Top Source Countries for STEM

At least 70% of South East Asia’s top talent travelled to the USA for their STEM education in 2019/20. Did your university get a taste of these high numbers from India, Bangladesh and Nepal? Get in touch to explore and expand. Source : bit.ly/3dApEb6 ...

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What do Students read in Rankings?

When examining how rankings impact and inform a university’s reputation and its access to these advantages, it’s important to consider how students view rankings and what they believe this means about an institution’s reputation. The 2020 QS International Student Survey analysis reveals that 78% think...

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