Entries by Susan Gatuguta-Gitau

India’s outbound student growth overtakes China for the first time

The first-ever Indian Students Mobility Report 2015, released by M.M Advisory Services reveals a renewed growth in the Indian student market, with student outflows surpassing China for the first time. The new report looks into Indian student mobility trends to the main English-speaking countries – the Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and United […]

UK Graduates poised to attract higher salaries

A recent report published by High fliers Research Limited “The Graduate Market 2015” reveals an increase in graduate recruitment levels; it’s highest for a decade. The annual report, which surveys the country’s top 100 graduate employers, found that that the median starting salary for graduates will reach £30,000 for the first time this year, up […]

Ground breaking research through collaboration

The benefits of multi-university research are evident now more than ever. The collaborative efforts of University College London’s institute of neurology and Wroclaw Medical University have birthed a pioneering treatment for spinal injuries. Darek Fidyka, a Bulgarian made paralysed from the waist down following a knife attack, was the first person to receive this treatment. […]

IREG Conference 2014: The Corporate Perspective on the employability of Graduates:

Moderator: Stephen Isherwood, Chief Executive, Association of Graduate Recruiters, UK The meeting presentation started off by citing the McKinsey report of Education which can be accessed via the link below: http://mckinseyonsociety.com/downloads/reports/Education/Education-to-Employment_FINAL.pdf The recent AGR graduate vacancy data identified graduate vacancy growth areas in the UK are: IT/Telecoms 40% Public sector 22% Energy 18% Banking/ Financial […]

MOOCs: Employers view, a brief snapshot

Discussions surrounding Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have increased with an international momentum attracting both proponents and opponents. Perceived as a response to an ever digital and highly connected world, MOOCS are a platform for thousands of courses offered by world class institutions. This global platform continues to grow in popularity expanding far beyond the […]

Preliminary results from the 2014 QS Applicant Survey

The QS Applicant Survey 2014 is one of the largest surveys of its kind. It gives valuable insights about the thoughts and aspirations of applicants pursuing an MBA or postgraduate degree. It is compiled by QS, the world’s leading higher and business education specialists, and distributed globally to over 10,000 potential applicants that register for […]

Primary motivations for pursuing an MBA among applicants from emerging economies

The recently published QS TopMBA.com Applicant Survey 2013 provides a detailed insight into the attitudes, goals and ambitions of MBA applicants.  The global motivations for pursing an MBA program vary depending on the age, gender, economic status and the current years of work experience. The main motivations for pursuing an MBA as listed by potential […]

Motivations for pursuing an MBA degree

The 2012 Applicant Survey attracted more than 4,500 prospective MBA applicants. The results provide detailed insight into the status, attitudes, goals and ambitions of MBA applicants worldwide and how they, and the employment and education markets for young professionals, are changing. This survey allows valuable insight into the changing trends of worldwide MBA applicants. Global […]

The future of branch campuses

by Susan Gatuguta Gitau A recent article featured in University World News highlighted Qatar’s aspiration towards developing a hub of academic excellence in the Arab world through the proliferation of foreign universities in the country. The growth of satellite universities in developing countries attracts arguments, for and against them. Of particular interest is the impact […]