International Trends in the Education Sector – January 2018
The key trends we have picked up across a number of regions this month are:
Course Licensing: European universities are looking to license unaccredited course material to either supplement their current provision or launch new English taught degree programmes. This month we have assisted in the licensing of a range of material in areas including:
- Digital Marketing
Vocational Learning: There is a definite prioritising of vocational education across a number of Central and Eastern European markets. They are looking for support in a range of areas including teacher training, curriculum development and employer engagement.
Private Sector and UK Universities: We have had two projects we have been working on this month which has seen the private sector link with UK universities to franchise degree programmes, one in Nursing will have 200 students, and the other in IT will have 150. We have now been approached by two other organisations to help them find a UK partner.
Europe targeting non-EU & EU Students
It is clear the many European Universities see BREXIT providing an opportunity for them to increase both domestic and EU student numbers, they are also aware that the current governments attitude to non-EU students means that there is also scope for targeting international students. We have seen a significant increase in Indian, Pakistani, and Chinese students coming to other parts of Europe, particularly CEE.