New Zealand International Education Markets

This week I was at a meeting with some knowledgeable people in the International Education sector. There was a lot of discussion around the changes we are seeing in regard to the countries our International students are coming from. South Korea was one of the main countries that we attracted students from. However at present their government has invested large sums of money in establishing their own International schools and promoting the teaching of English often basing their ideas on places such as New Zealand.
Recently Education New Zealand published information which analysed the latest international education enrolment data which shows a 15% fall in South Korean students but a 20% increase in Chinese students. Many see the importance of establishing healthy relationships with China. Wellington Institute of Technology for example have just signed an agreement to bring more students from China to study here. Statistics show the increase of Chinese students is right across the different education sectors.
It will be interesting to see whether this growth continues and what impact it may have for education institutions.

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