The British Council has revealed in its report for overseas education regarding the top transforming trends in overseas education scenario. These will have a considerable impact on the future of globalization of higher education. The report focuses on changing demographics, labor market demands and other aspects that will influence the globalization of higher education. It is of great value to stakeholders in the overseas education sector including Overseas Education Consultants in Chennai.
Changing worldwide demographics:
Enhancing life expectancy and decreasing rates of fertility are impacting the global demographics. These two factors are resulting in declining population of youth in the age range 24 – 15 years. It has been projected by the BRITISH COUNCIL that only Africa will have continuous growth of youth population till 2025.
Employers are facing challenges in recruitment of highly educated Graduates who possess industry-ready skills. Thus there is demand for enhanced interfacing between the higher education sector and the industry. This can be through creative collaborations, partnerships, and initiatives. Virtual Global Internships are the latest evolution of this demand.
The report of the British Council focuses in two ways on the significance of education technology. The first is digital learning and the second is its influence on administration, learning, and teaching. Technology is transforming and integrating the way the world operates. Higher education must also synchronize with this and facilitate Global Higher Education.
Specific skills in demand:
The workplace is predicted to transform dramatically owing to future automation. This will bring along with its need for specific skills that are workplace ready. Institutions of higher education will have to lead these changes. It will ensure that graduates obtain suitable transferable and workplace-ready skills.
Brand and value of overseas education:
Students seeking overseas education are considering more aspects beyond reputation, ranking, and brand of the institution. In the process of student’s choice, the quality and value of an institution have become more important. This includes student experience, career prospects, and costs, claims the British Council report.
Importance of student experience:
Overseas students are seeking a high quality of study experiences. This includes forthcoming ambiance on campus, student accommodations, and valuable, accessible career services. Intuitions of higher education will continue to give importance to create and nurture quality experiences for students. This will help them to retain the overseas students, as quoted by the EAIE ORG.
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