Are the world’s best brains gainfully employed? Ask the barista with a PhD. Or the well-qualified international graduate with a Business Analytics Master’s Degree working in a series of unfulfilling part-time internships. Or the engineering graduate who is rejected by an applicant tracking system for a spelling error on her CV. I think we all […]Read More Investing in the Future of (Highly Skilled) Underemployment
This article was published at Educelerate on March 7,2016. Have foreign education companies “cracked the code” for educating the rest of the world? Earlier this month the online education company Udemy reported that over 10 million students had taken “at least one of its courses” and that growth overseas was surging. While this milestone should be applauded, such a […]Read More Do Emerging Markets Want Their Education Disrupted?
Emerging market currencies are plummeting against the US dollar. What will be the impact on the international education market? If we are to judge by the amount of discussion within the industry on this topic, the answer would lie somewhere between not much and who cares. Which may be extremely short-sighted. Recall that the 1997 Asian financial […]Read More Sinking: How Emerging Market Currencies May Roil the International Education Sector
With the scramble for international student revenues now at fever pitch among Universities, cram schools, education service providers and investors, assessing the current and future market value of international education is no longer an academic exercise. For many countries, the recruitment and servicing of international students has reached a level of economic value that impacts bilateral […]Read More Valuing the International Student Market: US$1 Trillion to 2025
Malaysia has been a laggard over the past decade with investors concerned that middle class income and productivity trends (growing at 4.5% annually) have fallen behind countries such as India and Indonesia, let alone China. Although there is some debate over what this actually means in practice, Malaysia’s elections focused squarely on this perceived economic malaise and […]Read More Malaysia at a Crossroads