Currently, there are approximately 1.3 billion English speakers in the world. Chinese (Mandarin) closely follows second with 1.1 billion speakers. Rounding up the top three is Hindi, registering 600 million speakers.
Gender inequality in education is still an issue, according to the data presented in the UNESCO International Institute for Higher Education in Latin America and the Caribbean (IESALC) report.
Is the effective use of social media for colleges important these days? In a growing student population made up of Gen Z students (born from 1995 to 2010), the answer is a resounding “yes.”
A student’s career path starts early with his experiences and influences at home and ends with him working his dream job. Or at least, that’s what most college students want to achieve when they enroll in their selected program.
Besides the current issues in higher education this 2021, it is inspiring to note how there has been a great improvement in the global education market’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as presented by the data collected by Unesco.
With the advancement of medical technology in the 21st century, people hoped that COVID-19 would only last for a year since it was declared official by the World Health Organization on March 11, 2020. But while businesses are slowly rebounding from the financial crash that had world markets plummeting a day after the declaration, the health sector, in its fight against the coronavirus, is still finding its momentum—even with the current vaccination rollouts.
Asia is considered as the world’s largest and most populous continent. It is no wonder, therefore, why most international students who find themselves in higher education institutions (HEIs) in Western countries—thanks to pathway programs—are mostly Asian, are partly of Asian descent or based in Asia.
International education has seen a tremendous growth in the last 50 years. The beginnings of its expansion started in the 1950s when the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) was founded in the United States. Shortly after, the Comparative Education Society of Europe (CESE) was also established. A couple of decades later, the concept of internationalization in the education sector emerged from the West, making its way to other developing countries. Several studies on internationalization have been done since then.
Education is a multifaceted industry. For the purposes of this article, let us turn the spotlight on our young adult learners who primarily benefit from receiving quality higher education.