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The latest news and features on the international aspects of higher education.

27 April 2015
In June, the British Council will publish the third annual Broadening Horizons report, an annual examination of the perceived drivers and barriers to overseas study from the perspective of UK and US students. Highlights from this year’s report will be presented at the British Council’s Going Global conference in London on 2 June. In a special preview of the upcoming report, we spoke with Zainab Malik, Director of Research at Education Intelligence, who shared insights into what we can expect.
27 April 2015
Each month, the Education Intelligence newsletter profiles a market from our Country Brief series, and provides ten engaging facts from the most current report. Greece was in the spotlight for last month’s newsletter — this time we go further south to take a closer look at the city-state of Singapore where you can find the national anthem in microtext on the back of the $1000 note (if you can ever get your hands on this big buck!).
27 April 2015
A growing number of college admissions officers are turning to the Internet to verify information and to learn more about college applicants, according to a recent survey. Student activity on social networking sites can be evaluated and, in turn, influence decisions about university acceptance.


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