Research report

Extract insight and enable foresight with our groundbreaking research and analysis. The Education Intelligence research portfolio helps support strategic planning, identify opportunities, address challenges, and contribute to dialogue, and understanding of the internationalisation of education. With frequent updates and enhancements, our resources provide invaluable support in addressing the individual needs and goals of stakeholders.

*Education Intelligence always strives to keep abreast of latest issues and developments in the field of international education. To ensure that the latest and most current topics are being studied, some report topics may be amended or will only be confirmed close to the publication date. Please refer to any updates on this page for further notice.

Country Brief

Country Brief

Offering a demographic and economic overview of a given country, the briefs feature current data, local market intelligence and forecasts to support market evaluation. In addition to an overview of the national media scene which helps marketers better understand media opportunities, an examination of a country’s education system and key issues affecting the sector is also provided. The latest statistics and competitive market intelligence will help higher education providers identify possibilities and opportunities.

Reports in 2017-2018
  • April 2017: China, Ghana, Greece, India, Indonesia, Japan and Nigeria
  • May 2017: Canada, Germany, Hong Kong, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, South Korea and USA
  • June 2017: Brazil, Malaysia and Vietnam
  • July 2017: Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Colombia, Italy, Kuwait, Philippines, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand and UAE
  • August 2017: France, Kazakhstan, Kenya and Pakistan
  • September 2017: Russia, Sri Lanka and Turkey
  • October 2017: Bulgaria, Jordan, Qatar and Romania
Student Insight

Student Insight

These country-specific reports explore the influences and motivating factors affecting student decision-making regarding study abroad. Based on data collected since February 2007, Education Intelligence’s ongoing decision-making survey collects the views of an expanding population of students – currently over 170,000 from more than 200 countries and territories– and serves as the basis for these reports. The Student Insight series provides powerful access to understanding what is involved when students make decisions about study abroad.

Reports in 2017-2018
  • May 2017: Colombia 2017
  • July 2017: Jordan 2017
  • August 2017: Ghana 2017
  • September 2017: Morocco 2017
  • October 2017: Canada special report
  • January 2018: Uganda 2017
  • February 2018: 10 year anniversary special report
  • March 2018: Taiwan 2017

EI Feature

The result of research from in-depth online surveys and highly focused interviews, EI Features provide deep insight on key issues in the internationalisation of higher education. With unique access to the mindset of students considering study abroad, this report series provides a fresh perspective on some of the hottest issues in internationalisation, enabling education providers and institutions to make more informed marketing decisions.

Reports in 2017-2018
  • November 2017: Experiences of students from the GCC studying in the UK
  • January 2018: Global forecasting report
  • February 2018: a new report on employment

Partnership Access

These profiles focus on key transnational education issues including the opening of new education markets, cross-border collaborations, trends, regulatory frameworks, legislation, policies, accreditation and quality. Insights help support the development of internationalisation strategies in targeting prospective new markets and identifying productive partnerships.

Reports in 2017-2018
  • May 2017: Transnational student trends from 2007 to 2016
  • March 2018: Employer views on transnational education

Subject Spotlight

These profiles focus on key transnational education issues including the opening of new education markets, cross-border collaborations, trends, regulatory frameworks, legislation, policies, accreditation and quality. Insights help support the development of internationalisation strategies in targeting prospective new markets and identifying productive partnerships.

Reports in 2017-2018
  • June 2017: Computer Science
  • November 2017: MBAs

Inside Guide

A series of new reports providing a grass-roots examination of selective countries, offering insights on how to start operations or gain market share.

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Sector reports

Insights into markets offering growth opportunities in school and further education, featuring student and parent perspectives. Country-specific market reports examine and analyse economic, socio-political and education data, profiling each country's current status and the possibilities it offers.

Global Trends Analysis

Global Trends Analysis

Exclusive research that explores major education trends and identifies emerging opportunities.

Reports in 2017-2018
  • June 2017: 10 trends - Transformative changes in higher education
  • November 2017: Broadening Horizons 2017 and one report on employability

Annual subscription offers

Annual subscription packages encompassing both research reports and data mining tools, which suit different needs and budgets, are available exclusively to UK institutions and education organisations.

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