Mapping Internationalization on U.S. Campuses-2017 Edition

This is an excellent report produced by the American Council on Education and sponsored by Navitas.  Here's a brief description from the ACE website: Conducted every five years, Mapping Internationalization on U.S. Campuses assesses the current state of internationalization at American colleges and universities, analyzes progress and trends over time, and identifies future priorities. It … Continue reading Mapping Internationalization on U.S. Campuses-2017 Edition

A Passage to America: University Funding and International Students

Attention US higher education colleagues!  Here's an interesting research paper about the economic impact of international students at institutions that have taken hits in public funding for the past couple of decades.  Here are the money sentences:  For the period between 1996 and 2012, we estimate that a 10% reduction in state appropriations is associated … Continue reading A Passage to America: University Funding and International Students

Recruitment Beyond China: Lower-Middle-Income Countries Show Promise

Recruitment strategies that focus on lower-middle-income countries, many of which are home to an upwardly mobile, aspiring middle class, are particularly important for institutions that are outside the top-tier. Research by WES shows that outbound students from these countries, especially those at key inflection points in their academic careers, tend to prioritize career opportunities over … Continue reading Recruitment Beyond China: Lower-Middle-Income Countries Show Promise

“Extraordinary” Educational Achievements in Viet Nam

Vietnam’s achievements in primary and secondary education over the last two decades are extraordinary. Out of 65 countries, Vietnam ranked 17th in maths and 19th in reading – surpassing both the United States and the United Kingdom – in the 2012 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), the worldwide scholastic performance measure of the Organisation … Continue reading “Extraordinary” Educational Achievements in Viet Nam

Top Emerging Markets for International Student Recruitment

Below are some excerpts from this World Education Services (WES) follow-up study to a 2012 research report that identifies key emerging markets for international student recruitment through 2018 and seeks to inform higher education institutions’ strategic planning by giving them a deeper understanding of future international student recruitment markets. This report addresses two main questions: … Continue reading Top Emerging Markets for International Student Recruitment

Happiness (Among Nations) Is…

This is one of my favorite annual reports, one that should be closely read by representatives of every government.  Color me naive but I believe that happiness is, after all, one of the primary purposes of government.  Keep in mind that this 172 pp. report is not only about "happiness," as in "do you feel … Continue reading Happiness (Among Nations) Is…

Universities need to develop strategies to improve experiences of international students

Below is a summary of some important research from the blog of "Dr. Education," aka  Dr. Rahul Choudaha:  DrEducation: International Higher Education Blog -Trends, insights and strategies on internationalization of higher education.  (Posted on 30.6.14) Dr. Choudaha is the chief knowledge officer for World Education Services (WES) and the lead researcher for the report.  It … Continue reading Universities need to develop strategies to improve experiences of international students

It’s Hard To Find Good Help These Days…

A.K.A. Skilling Up Vietnam: Preparing The Workforce for A Modern Market Economy This is a chronic problem that receives ongoing and extensive coverage in the media here.  Follow these links to read a recent article about this World Bank report and download all 138 pp. of it.  Below is an infographic that pretty much sums it up.

Vietnam Among Top Emerging Markets for International Student Recruitment

This article, written by Rahul Choudaha, director of research and advisory services at World Education Services (WES) in New York, identified four emerging international student recruitment markets, including Vietnam.  It's based on a WES research report  (PDF), entitled Beyond More of the Same: The Top Four Emerging Markets for International Student Recruitment,  that "aims to … Continue reading Vietnam Among Top Emerging Markets for International Student Recruitment

Mapping international student segments with recruitment channels

Reposted from DrEducation, a blog by Dr. Rahul Choudaha, Director of Research and Advisory Services at World Education Services (WES), New York—a non-profit with more than 35 years of experience in international education and research.  While Vietnam was not included in this study (i.e., the main focus was on China and India), it does have relevance for Vietnam.  I'll discuss … Continue reading Mapping international student segments with recruitment channels