Welcome to The PIE Review #25
I like to think of this issue as offering a
window into various lesser-known facts of the
industry. Hopefully, you’ll pick up some new
knowledge which you can use to your advantage in a profes-sional
context. Such as, did you know how extensive the
practice is of using third parties to run university satellite
sites? In Outsourcing campus management, we find out why so
many universities work with proven private operators to set
up campuses in new cities and, often, countries. Some, such
as Curtin University in Australia, work with multiple partners
in different global locations.
What are universities doing when considering their strate-gies
on internationalisation – usually this will involve growth
– and sustainability? The two can be aligned, as University
of Exeter illustrates with its commitment to funnel five
per cent from international student fees into a new ‘Exeter
Climate and Environment Fund’ for climate research and
projects. In A green, clean future, we also analyse carbon-off-setting
as a tool, revealing that to offset all the air miles of
the Chinese student population in the US alone, six million
seedlings would need to be planted.
What about the fact that your average Chinese education
agency places, on average, 84 students per year to study in
Australia? As we reveal in China’s agency boom, the mar-ketplace
has seen huge fragmentation and expansion since
licensing regulations were relaxed, which means a few giant
firms but many smaller, localised operators.
Finally, did you know the international student popula-tion
of Canada is equivalent in size to its 10th largest city? In
Canada takes stock, we report on the new government strategy,
in light of major growth, with more funding for diversification,
“export services” and to help more Canadians study abroad.
Editorial Director, The PIE.