The below overview contains a brief listing of ICG activities since 2008.
Newsticker March 2012:
- ICG will present three papers at the Third International Conference on Society and Information Technologies (ICSIT 2012) in Orlando from 25 to 28 March:
- The Impact of the Rapidly Changing Mobile Devices Market on e-Learning in Higher Education
- Will online communities facilitate the first global society? Should they?
- Measuring organizational footprints in online communities: Methodology and implications
Newsticker February 2012:
- ICG will present on What is Really Known about the Role and Impact of Language on International Education? at the Languages Canada Annual Conference in Vancouver from 27 to 29 February.
- On 22 February, ICG will co-host a recruiting dinner discussion at Harvard University together with the Harvard College Consulting Group. Applications for the dinner can be submitted to recruitment at illuminategroup.com. Preference will be given to 2012 internship applicants.
- ICG will contribute to three sessions and research showcases at the AIEA Annual Conference in Washington, DC, from 20 to 22 February:
- Is the Promise of International Alumni as Talent Scouts Real?
- Insights from a Research Project on International Student Pathways: Australia, Canada, and the United States.
- Promoting Cooperatively: A Canadian Multi-Associations Approach (together with AUCC and CBIE).
- On 12 February, University World News published an article by ICG's Managing Director, Dr. Daniel J. Guhr, on Fraud in international education – The tip of the iceberg?
- In a University World News article from 5 February on International masters applications rise despite high fees, ICG's Managing Director was cited with regards to ICG's advisory work for clients in Sweden.
Newsticker January 2012:
- On 31 January, ICG released a report on Provincial Support for International Education Promotion in Canada to EduNova. The report covers direct and indirect support models of Provincial Governments for international education promotion activities, and includes an eleven category typology of these models. The report is available to Canadian stakeholders only.
- On 27 January, Lund University published an interview with ICG's Managing Director, Dr. Daniel J. Guhr, on The competition for international students is getting tougher.
- On 8 January, University World News published an article on International Student Choices Changing which quoted ICG's Managing Director, Dr. Daniel J. Guhr, on a number of issues.
Newsticker December 2011:
- ICG will be closed from 24 December 2011 to 2 January 2012.
- ICG is pleased to annouce the commencement of a pro bono project for the German American International School in Menlo Park. The project centers on al benchmarking of the Middle Years Program (MYP) of International Bachalaureate (IB) schools in Australia, Canada, Germany, and the US.
- ICG is pleased to announce the selection of two January Short-term Interns:
- Anuv Ratan, a sophmore at Harvard University.
- Maxwell Wang, a freshman at Harvard University.
- At the Annual Conference of the Danish Ministry for Science, Innovation and Higher Education on 1 December in Copenhagen, ICG contributed to two sessions and a panel discussion:
- ICG's Managing Director, Dr. Daniel J. Guhr, spoke in a session on Emerging Student Recruiting Markets - An Overview
- A second session run by Dr. Guhr was dedicated to Emerging Student Recruiting Markets - Strategic Engagement
- Dr. Guhr contributed to a panel discussion on opportunities for Danish higher educaiton institutions abroad as well as from a recruiting standpoint.
Newsticker November 2011:
- At the CBIE Annual Conference from 20-23 November in Ottawa, ICG contributed to three sessions and workshops:
- ICG chaired and presented in a workshop on Strategic Risk Analysis and Management. Presenters included Karen McBride, President of CBIE (a case study on Libyan scholars in North America), Mauro Mondino, ICG's Head of Research (a case study on the effect of multiple severe earthquakes on the University of Canterbury in New Zealand), and Dr. Daniel J. Guhr, ICG's Managing Director.
- ICG chaired a presentation on the Age of Analytics: Experiences with the Analysis and Forecasting of International Student Enrollments. Presenters included Trevor Corkum , Director of Research and Communication, the British Columbia Council for International Education (BCCIE), and Steve Robinson, Director of International Education at Okanagan College.
- ICG led a presentation on Education Pathways: Report on Findings of Research Commissioned by Members of the Canadian Consortium for International Education Marketing (CCIEM). Members of CCIEM presenting in the session included Karen McBride, President of CBIE; Paul Brennan, Vice President International of ACCC; and Gonzalo Peralta, Executive Director of Languages Canada.
- On 18 November, ICG presented the results of the Canada's Capacity for International Student Enrollment research report at the Canadian National Education Marketing Roundtable (NEMR) in Ottawa. The report was commissioned by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAIT) Canada. The report will be made publicly available by January 2012. The presentation from 18 November will be made available in both English and French in December.
- ICG is pleased to welcome two new researchers:
- Aurelie Basha from the London School of Economics. Aurelia holds a MPP from Harvard University and a B.Sc. in International Relations and History from the London School of Economics.
- Brandon Kenney from the London School of Economics. Brandon holds a B.A. in English and Philosophy from Bellarmine University. He has won multiple scholarships, awards, and prizes for his academic performance and writing.
- On 3 November, ICG's Managing Director, Dr. Daniel J. Guhr, delivered the Jean-Pierre Gaboury lecture at the Canadian Association for Graduate Studies' annual conference in Vancouver.
Newsticker October 2011:
- ICG is pleased to welcome four new researchers:
- Benedikt Dietl from the London School of Economics. Ben holds a B.A. in Economics from St. Gallen. He also studied at the Universidade Catolica Portuguesa in Lisbon and attended high school in Bavaria and British Columbia.
- Magali van Coppenolle from the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. Magali holds a B.A. in International Economics Studies from Maastricht University. She also studied at the Technologico de Monterrey in Guadalajara in Mexico.
- Dr. Ann Hapka who resides in Madrid. Ann obtained a doctoral degree from the University of Cambridge in Latin American Studies. She also holds a M.A. in International Relations from the University of Cambridge, a M.A. in Viticulture and Enology from Complutense University in Spain, a MBA from the University of Chicago, and a B.A. in International Relations from the University of Minnesota.
- Ola Kohut from the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. Ola holds a B.Sc. in International Relations from the London School of Economics (first class). She graduated with a 44/45 International Baccalaureate in Wroclaw, Poland.
Newsticker September 2011:
- On Tuesday, 13 September, ICG hosted an Internationalization Strategy Roundtable, which served as the 2011 ICG ICG Thought Leader Session at EAIE. The Roundtable was limited to a dozen senior administrators and experts and will discuss issues such as: Who actually “owns” internationalization? Are we going to experience a “student as consumer” driven homogenization? If internationalization is so important, why are institutional leaders beginning to move into different directions (by invitation only; no public documentation is being made available)?
- On Wednesday, 14 September, ICG hosted the Canada Pathways Meeting. The Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) chaired the session. ICG released results from the currently underway Canada-wide CCIEM pathways survey. The CCIEM Pathways project is supported by CCIEM’s member organizations AUCC, ACCC, CAPS-I, Languages Canada, and CBIE. The project investigates a wide range of student pathways relevant issues, including data availability, business models, quality assurance, and the usefulness of national frameworks (open to Canadian public institutions and governmental agencies). The presentation file can be downloaded here.
- On Wednesday, 14 September, ICG hosted the Australia Strategy Outlook Session. The session was chaired by Griffith University. ICG shared its analysis of the drastic change dynamics in international student intake patterns in Australia based on ICG’s International Student Analytics and Flow Model (ISAFM), which is based on 1.9 million data points and 120+ variables. The session focused on triaging institutional strategy, national policies, and global competition dynamics – and offered perspectives on areas of persistent competitive strength as well as substantial competitive challenges (open to Australian public institutions and governmental agencies). The presentation file can be downloaded here.
- On Wednesday, 14 September, ICG hosted the Sweden Universities Session. Linköping University chaired the session. ICG discussed international recruiting perspectives for Swedish universities. This fall, around 1,200 fee-paying students are expected to enroll following the introduction of tuition fees for non-EEA students – a fraction of past free mover intake numbers. The session looked at causes, competitive context, as well as marketing, recruiting, and relationship options to address this decline. Updates were offered on the Study Destination Sweden report An Expanded International Market Positioning Strategy for Sweden and the ICG-sponsored Master’s Thesis by Grace Gair on Tuition Fees for International Students in Sweden – An Analysis of Policy Changes and Institutional Responses (open to Swedish universities). The presentation file can be downloaded here.
- On Wednesday, 14 September, ICG’s Managing Director, Dr. Daniel Guhr, chaired the EAIE Dialogue One Creating a Global Environment for International Higher Education. Questions such as “Is there a difference between international higher education and higher education in the global context?” were explored by a range of panelists, among which feature Eva Egron-Polak, International Association of Universities, France; Marijk van der Wende, Amsterdam University College, Netherlands; Eva Åkesson, Lund University, Sweden; and Alberto Rodriguez, The World Bank Education Department Europe and Central Asia Region, USA. The organizational file can be downloaded here.
- On Thursday, 15 September, ICG releasd its Web 3.0 in Higher Education report featuring 15 case studies on Marketing, Recruiting, Alumni, Outreach, and Fundraising. The session presented analysis of best practices and strategies ranging from student recruiting models on Facebook and LinkedIn to admissions testimonials on YouTube to internal alumni platforms to web-based governmental outreach efforts. The report drew on ICG’s Silicon Valley location, coupled with ICG's international education strategy and institutional development advisory practices. The session took place in conjunction with Andrew Shaindlin (Alumni Futures) and Mauro Mondino (Hertie School of Governance and ICG) who presented his 2010 ICG Summer Internship research (by invitation only). The presentation file can be downloaded here.
- On Friday, 16 September, ICG releaseed Version 1-2 of the International Student Analytics and Forecasting (ISAFM) Model. ISAFM is a global student flow forecast model based on more than 1.9 million data points and more than 120 variables. ISAFM forecasts are based on multiple criteria, including degree level, gender, and study field. ISAFM reflects on client work ICG has undertaken worldwide as much as on ICG’s academic heritage of in-depth quantitative analysis. ISAFM Version 1 was released to clients in April 2011. Version 2 contains updated 2010 and 2011 data (by invitation only). The presentation file can be downloaded here.
- On Friday, 16 September, ICG chaired and spoke at an EAIE session on Reversing Old Paradigms: How Students use Web 2.0 to Counterbalance Institutional Control of the Recruiting Process (Session 10.11). The recruitment of international students has undergone many changes, especially with Web 2.0 technologies being introduced, yet insufficient attention has been paid to how the corresponding behavior of students has changed as well. This session reflected on case studies and research, which will present examples of student behavior and institutional responses. Delia de Vreeze from the University of Wageningen spoke next to Dr. Daniel Guhr from ICG. The presentation file can be downloaded here.
- On Friday, 16 September, ICG chaired and presented in an EAIE session on International Alumni as Talent Scouts: Does the Promise Really Hold Up? (Session 5.22). The role of international alumni – assistance with recruiting the next generation of students – has been discussed for a good number of years. Yet evidence if and how this concept truly works remains sparse and, most importantly, no clarity has been achieved about who is in charge. This session moved from the theoretical promise to case studies, which discuss success and failures of attempts to turn international alumni into talent scouts. Andrew Shaindlin (Alumni Futures) and Elizabeth Allen (Adaptivate) contributed to the session. The presentation file can be downloaded here.
Newsticker August 2011:
- On 31 August, The Australian published Number's Up on Quality which quoted ICG's Managing Director, Dr. Daniel Guhr, extensively. The article related to the upcoming ICG Australia Strategy Outlook Session at the 2011 EAIE conference in Copenhagen on 14 September.
Newsticker July 2011:
- ICG is pleased to annouce the recruitment of Alexander A. Lundberg. Mr. Lundberg recently graduated with a M.Sc. in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics from the London School of Economics. He will serve as the 2011 Quantitative Analysts Intern with a focus on the International Student and Analytics Forecasting Model (ISAFM).
- On 3 July, University World News quoted ICG's Managing Director, Dr. Daniel J. Guhr, on the decline of international student admissions figures in Sweden in the article Sweden: International students shun tuition fees.
Newsticker June 2011:
- At the Annual NAFSA conference in Vancouver from 30 May to 3 June, ICG hosted and contributed to a number of sessions, including:
- 31 May, ISAFM Advisory Board meeting and the ISAFM client meeting (both by invitation only).
- 1 June, ICG hosted the Sixth ICG Thought Leader Session on "Talent Attraction and Innovation: Vancouver, Melbourne, and Santiago". Presenters included Prof. Michael A. Goldberg (Dean Emeritus, UBC Sauder School of Business), Prof. Chris Robinson (the former Dean of the Faculty of Business and Law at Victoria University (Australia), and Nicolas Shea (the Innovation Advisor to the Minster for Economics in Chile and CEO of Start Up Chile). The session was chaired by Dr. Randall Martin from the British Columbia Council for International Education (by invitation only). The presentation file can be downloaded here.
- 2 June, an ICG-sponsored MPP thesis on "Tuition Fees for International Students in Sweden – An Analysis of Policy Changes and Institutional Response" was released by Grace Gair. This thesis was co-sponsored by Lund University (RSVP required). The presentation file can be downloaded here. The MPP thesis can be downloaded here.
- 2 June, the "CCIEM Pathways Session" for Canadian federal and provincial ministries as well as educational associations (by invitation only). The presentation file can be downloaded here.
Newsticker May 2011:
- On 17 May, ICG finalized its summer researcher class. The two in-coming summer researchers will join the 2011 Summer Intern class which was announced on 25 April. We are pleased to welcome:
- Krisztina Csortea from the University of Oxford
- Paul Fehlinger from the Sciences Po
- On 1 May, University World News referred to ICG's work on behalf of Swedish universities in an article Sweden: Offers to foreign students in drastic fall.
Newsticker April 2011:
- On 25 April, ICG finalized its summer intern class from a pool of more than 130 applicants. We are pleased to welcome:
- Pratusha Erraballi from the University of Southern California
- Zung Nguyen from Brown University
- In April, two ICG Advisory Board members announced new leadership positions:
- Dr. Kirk Simmons took up the role of Director of Global Relations at the Pennsylvania State University. He had previously served as the Executive Director for International Affairs at the University of Arizona.
- Andrew Shaindlin will become the Associate Vice President for Advancement as well as the Executive Director of Alumni Relations and Development at Carnegie Mellon University on 1 June. He previously served as the Executive Director of the Caltech Alumni Association as well as the Acting Asstistant Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations at Caltech.
- On 11 April, ICG released the results of a multi-year, interdisciplinary project on modeling and forecasting international student flows - the International Students Analytics and Forecasting Model (ISAFM) (release report). The first client project was jointly conducted with the British Columbia Council for International Education (BCCIE), Okanagan College, Capilano University, and Simon Fraser University. The public release of ISAFM took place on 11 April at the Simon Fraser University's Harbour Centre in Vancouver, BC. ISAFM is based on 1.9 million data points, 128 variables, and a set of statistical and forecaating methodologies including System Dynamics, Bayesian probablity analysis, multi-variate regressions, and machine based learning (MBL).
- ISAFM release media coverage includes:
Newsticker March 2011:
- ICG released a report on behalf of Study Destination Sweden (a joint venture of Swedish universities and the Swedish Institute) on An Expanded International Market Positioning Strategy for Sweden (311 p.). This report is available to Swedish stakeholders and includes a detailed analysis of the introduction of tuition fees for non-EEA students, implications for the recruiting position of Swedish universities, a perspective on the impact on admissions processes and procedures, the rise of Web 2.0 tools and platforms in internaitonal marketing and recruiting, and an overview of tuition fees charged by Swedish universities.
- At the 6th Annual APAIE Conference in Taipei from 9-11 March, ICG will contribute to two sessions:
- A presentation on Best Practices in Utilizing Web 2.0 Platforms and Communities in International Education on 10 March.
- A presentation on Education Pathways of Students in the Asia-Pacific Region togetehr with Chris Madden from Griffith University on 10 March.
- On 1 March, ICG contributed to three sessions at the Languages Canada 4th Annual Conference in Montreal:
- A presentation at the conference's main plenary session on the state of research on language education and how quality research can aid policy decision-making.
- A presentation in the profesisonal development workshop on pathways programs.
- A leadership discussion on the development of Canadian international education.
Newsticker February 2011:
- On 18 February, ICG's Managing Director, Dr. Daniel J. Guhr will lead a webinar on behalf of the Canadian Bureau of International Education (CBIE) on Utilizing Web 2.0 Platforms and Communities. The webinar discusses how "Web 2.0 communities will continue to change, shape, and disrupt the way students socialize and communicate, as much as the manner in which universities must reach out to them, or how promotion agencies can market a country as a study destination. It will draw on case studies as well as technical and policy analyses ICG has compiled for a recent Web 2.0 report."
- On 4 February, the Dean of Graduate Studies at Memorial University Newfoundland (MUN), Dr. Noreen Golfman, commented on a presentation delivered by Dr. Daniel J. Guhr on international strategy. The comments, embedded in a larger thought piece on MUN's international role, can be read at There’s a real racket out there about internationalizing our campuses.
Newsticker January 2011:
- ICG is pleased to announce the release of a report on behalf of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Canada (DFAIT). The report entails a Handbook for Leverage and Network Strategy for International Conferences (capsule), as well as an Appendix. The report is available to Canadian institutions through DFAIT (DFAIT webpage):
- Handbook for Leverage and Network Strategy (92 p.). The Handbook is structured into four chapters. Chapter 1 covers general background, methodology information, and limitations. Chapter 2 discusses changing parameters and startegies with regards to conference attendance. Chapter 3 covers twelve conferences: AIEA, AIEC, APAIE, CONAHEC, EAIE, Going Global, NAFSA, and QS Apple in details, and CAIE, ENZ, IEHE, adn QS MAPLE in brief capsules. Chapter 4 provides a toolkit which includes a Decision-Making Matrix, conference planners, and recommendaitons how to attend a conference in a low resource mode.
- Appendix I (98 p.). The first Appendix includes graphs and detailed data tables covering the twelve conferences. Data are from 2009 and 2010.
- Appendix II (7 p.). The second Appendix contains an analysis of the exhibitionhall presence of countries and regions at the 2010 NAFSA in Kansas City. This analysis is seperately available from ICG.
- Lund University agreed to co-sponsor Ms. Grace Gair's MPP Thesis on university admissions in Sweden.
Newsticker December 2010:
- ICG is pleased to announce the award of three January 2011 internship positions:
- Yannis Valtis, Harvard University. Yannis Valtis is a junior at Harvard University, studying Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology. He currently works at the Center for Regenerative Medicine of the Massachusetts General Hospital as a student researcher, investigating events of regeneration in the adult brain under normal conditions and in cancer.
- William Chen, Harvard University. William Chen is a first-year student at Harvard University studying Mathematics and Statistics. He has undertaken research with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Over the academic year, he is working on the staff for IMUSE (Initiating Mutual Understanding through Student Exchange), where he will help develop a cross-cultural student exchange in Beijing.
- Xumin Hu, UC Berkeley. Xumin Hu is a third year business administration and political science double major from the University of California, Berkeley. He has over one and a half years of research experience at the Political Science department at Berkeley. He has also served on the Academic Senate as a student representative.
- ICG is pleased to annouce the awarding of two Master's Thesis sponsorship awards for 2011 at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. Recipients are:
- Grace Gair. Ms Gair will write her thesis on the organizational, policy, and regulatory changes to university admissions in Sweden following the introduction of tuition fees for non-EEA citizens.
- NN. NN will write his thesis on national policies aimed at attracting talent and a skilled labor force through funding mechanisms such as grants, waivers, scholarships, and fellowships.
Newsticker November 2010:
- On 22 November, ICG presented at the Forum For Internationalization in Stockholm on The Introduction of Tuition Fees: Perspectives on Strategic Changes. Please refer to the ICG presentation for a complete accounting of ICG's statements.
- Dr. Kirk Simmons joined ICG's Academic Advisory Board. Dr. Simmons serves as the Executive Director of the International Affairs Division at the University of Arizona. He previously served at the Universities of Oregon, Oregon State, and Missouri, as well as at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Dr. Simmons holds a B.S. degree in Psychology and General Science and an M.B.A from the University of Oregon. He completed his Ph.D. degree in Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of Missouri, with a research focus on aspects of multinational technology transfer.
Newsticker October 2010:
- ICG delivered three contributions to the Conferene of the Americas on International Education in Calgary, Canada, between 20-23 October.
- On 20 October, ICG released a report on International Student Pathways in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand in a session organized by the Canadian Consortium for International Education Marketing (CCIEM).
- On 21 October, ICG presented the results of a 300+ pages research report on Web 2.0 Tools, Platforms, and Communities in a Web 2.0 workshop. Presenters include Abigail Kimball (Princeton University) and NN (Hertie School of Governance).
- On 22 October, ICG presented in a session on the Future of International Education together with Jeanette Velez (Universidad del Rosario, Columbia) and Jean-Philippe Tachjian (Department of Fortein Affairs and Trade Canada).
- On 13 October, ICG released the 2010 EAIE Exhibition Hall Impressions Capsule. The Impressions Capsule contains a brief analysis of 25 national presences based on a set of seven factors ranging from staff competence to design to the quality of collateral. Capsules are produced by ICG researchers as part of their analytical training. This Capsule is available to ICG clients and select third parties.
- On 8 October, ICG opened applications for Short-term January/February 2011 Internships in its San Francisco Bay Area headquarter. January/February Internships are short-term (up to three weeks), between fall and spring term opportunities for undergraduate students. Internships are offered between 3 January and 26 February. More information and application guidelines can be downloaded here.
- On 5 October, ICG welcomed three new part-time researchers from the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin:
- Jaina Hirai (USA)
- John Hreno (USA)
- Laura Roman (Romania)
Newsticker September 2010:
- On 14 September, ICG conducted its European fall recuiting event at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. Open positions included:
- Part-time researcher positions starting in Septemebr 2010 (Berlin)
- MPP Thesis sponsorhip for 2011 (Berlin)
- Summer Internship for 2011 (San Francisco Bay Area)
- Professional Year / Full-Year Internship for 2011/12 (San Francisco Bay Area)
- ICG delivered two contributions to the EAIE Annual Conference in Nantes, France, between 15-18 September.
- On 15 and 16 September, ICG chaired a full day workshop on Web 2.0 developments together with Andy Shaindlin (Chair of the CASE Alumni Commission and author of alumnifutures). Presenters included Christiane Roth (Bocconi University), Delia de Vreeze (Wageningen University), and Mauro Mondino (Hertie School of Governance).
- On 18 September, ICG chaired a session on international alumni based on the first ever global alumni survey. The survey was comissioned by the New Zealand Ministry of Education and is publicly available.
Newsticker August 2010:
- On 29 August, the Chronicle of Higher Education published a brief "special report" on Fragmented Global Market Allows Students More Choices by ICG's Managing Director, Dr. Daniel J. Guhr (full access requires subscription).
- Prof. Ravi Rajan, the Provost of College Eight at UC Santa Cruz, joined ICG's Academic Advisory Board. Prof. Rajan was educated at the University of Delhi (B.A. and M.A.), and the University of Oxford (D.Phil). He completed postdoctoral studies at UC Berkeley, at Cornell University, and at the Max Planck Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte. He has been instrumental at setting up the Green Entrepreneur program at UC Santa Cruz.
- The National Association of Graduate Admissions Professionals' (NAGAP) Summer 2010 Newsmagazine featured a summary of a session delivered by ICG's Managing Director, Dr. Daniel Guhr, on International Talent Acquisition.
Newsticker June 2010:
- On 5 June, ICG delivered two presentations on International Recruiting, Branding, and Marketing in Asia at the 2010 Annual Conference of the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) at Niagara College.
- On 3 June, ICG presented at the NAFSA Canada Member Interest Group (MIG) on Leverage and Network Strategy for International Conferences.
- The Fifth ICG Thought Leader Session took place at the 2010 NAFSA Annual Conference on 2 June. This year's Thought Leader Session was dedicated to Talent, Immigration, and Competition (proceedings). Presentations were delivered by Prof. Eva Akesson from Lund University, Dr. Rahul Choudaha from World Education Services, Mr. Jean-Philippe Tachdjian from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Canada, and Dr. Daniel J. Guhr from ICG (individual presentations).
Newsticker May 2010:
- ICG is pleased to announce the completion of the 2010 ICG Sponsored Master's Thesis. On 17 May 2010, Simon Lange from the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin passed the defense of his Master's thesis. The thesis is on International Higher Education Revisited: An Analysis of Country-Specific Trends and Demand Drivers in the Global Market for Cross-Border Student Mobility.
- On 12 May, ICG delivered the findings of its report on the introduction of tuition fees for non-EEA students to the Swedish Institute at a Sweden-wide seminar in Stockholm.
- On 11 May, ICG presented at Mälardalen University in Sweden on Tuition-Based Competition and International Recruitment.
- ICG is pleased to announce the the class of 2010 ICG Summer Interns, Summer Researchers, and Full-Year Interns:
- Abbie Kimbell from Princeton University. Summer intern.
- Jolie Miao from the University of Cambridge. Summer intern.
- N.N. from the Hertie School of Governance. Summer intern.
- Talal Alhammad from Harvard University. Summer researcher.
- Ngan Nugyen from the University of Cambridge. Summer researcher.
- Simon Lange from the Hertie School of Governance. Full-year intern.
Newsticker April 2010:
- At the NAGAP annual conference in San Francisco from 21-24 April, ICG contributed to one session:
- ICG presented jointly with Maria Velez form the University of Arizona on International Talent Acquisition: Is the US Falling Behind, Are Others Catching up, or is Something Else Happening? -->
- At the CONAHEC annual conference in Houston from 21-23 April, ICG contributed twice:
- ICG spoke at a session on Promoting Canadian International Education: Challenges, Opportunities, and the Need for Innovation, together with Jean-Phillipe Tachdjian from the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada.
- ICG presented on Connecting Four Continents: A Case Study of a Multi-Institution Dual Degree Partnership.
- At the APAIE annual conference at the Gold Coast, Australia, from 15-17 April ICG chaired and contributed to four sessions:
- ICG chaired and spoke at a session on International Alumni: Experiences, Attitudes and Engagement: Results from a Global Alumni Survey, together with Paul Lister, the Policy Manager International, from the New Zealand Ministry of Education.
- ICG hosted the fourth ICG Thought Leader Session on Shifting Poles of Power in International Education How the Mighty Have Fallen and the Ascent of Asia. Speakers included Dr. Chris Tremewan from the University of Auckland and Professor Nigel Healy from the University of Canterbury (New Zealand).
- ICG chaired a session on Promoting Canadian International Education: From Research to Consultation to Action. Speakers included Dr. Randall Martin, BC Council for International Education, and Ms. Stephanie Mercure from the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade, Canada.
- The APAIE conference was closed out by the University of Melbourne-sponsored Interactive Summitt. ICG delivered the Summit's summary perspectives.
Newsticker March 2010:
- On 25 March, ICG presented at the Swedish Ministry of Education and Research on Tuition Fees and International Recruitment.
- On 24 March, ICG presented at Lund University and at Jonkoping Universityin Sweden on Tuition-Based Competition and International Recruitment.
Newsticker February 2010:
- On 21 February, ICG will interview candidates for the 2010 ICG Summer Internships at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin.
- At the AIEA annual conference in Washington, DC, from 14-17 February ICG contributed twice:
- ICG chaired a session on International Alumni: Experiences, Attitudes, and Engagement. Results from a Global Survey.
- ICG spokein a session on Changing Indian Higher Education: Opportunities and Challenges.
- ICG's Managing Director, Dr. Daniel J. Guhr, was featured on Dr. Rahul Choudaha's blog on Indian Education on 4 February.
- On 1 February, ICG's Managing Director, Dr. Daniel J. Guhr was featured on Andy Shaindlin's blog alumnifutures with a second installment of comments on the Bologna Process and Alumni Relations.
Newsticker January 2010:
- On 28 January, ICG delivered a seminar to British Columbia education providers (secondary and tertiary sectors) in Vancouver on behalf of the British Columbia Council for International Education (BCCIE).
- On 19 January, ICG ran a full day strategy seminar on international education trends as well as web-based recruiting and marketing tools at Algonquin College in Ottawa.
- The ICG 2010 Summer Internship Call for Applications for North America-based candidates was opened. Applications will be accepted until 31 March for internships between June to September. The internships will be based in ICG's San Francisco Bay Area Office.
- At year-end 2009, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Canada (DFAIT) publicly released the ICG-authored report on Best Practices on Managing the Delivery of Canadian Education Marketing.
Newsticker December 2009:
- The ICG San Francisco Bay Area Office is closed from 24 December 2009 to 3 January 2010.
- On 11 December, ICG presented at Uppsala University in Sweden on Tuition Fees and International Recruitment.
- On 10 December, ICG presented at Linkoping University in Sweden on Tuition-Based Competition and International Recruitment.
- On 1 December, ICG gave a half-day seminar on International Student Mobility: Trends, Developments, and the Road Ahead for all eight universities in Hong Kong, hosted by the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Newsticker November 2009:
- On 30 November, ICG gave a half-day seminar on Alumni Relations and Online Communities for all eight universities in Hong Kong, hosted by the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
- ICG gave a seminar on the Internationalization of Higher Education at Boston University on 12 November, co-sponsored by International Programs, the Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, and the President's Council on the Global University. A brief summary of the presentation and ensuing discussion has been posted by the Pardee Center.
- The Proceedings from the ICG-Chronicle-Imperial College seminar on How the Global Economic Crisis Is Shaping Competitiveness Ten Years Out - International Recruiting, Research, and Relationships on 15 September in London are available for download.
- ICG led two sessions at the 2009 CBIE Annual Conference in Toronto from 8-11 November 2009 on:
- ICG presented at a Citizienship and Immigration Canada seminar on 5 November on web portal, visa processing, and data integration issues regarding international students entering Canada.
- On 5 November, ICG presented at a Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Canada-led federal/provinvial/territorial consultation with Canadian stakeholders on the results of the Best Practices on Managing the Delivery of Canadian Higher Education Marketing report.
Newsticker October 2009:
- ICG completed a report on behalf of the New Zealand Ministry of Education titled New Zealand Alumni Survey - Experienced, Attitudes, and Engagement. This report covers the first ever global survey of a nation's higher education alumni. It produced more than 320,000 data points and covered more than 3,400 alumni. It was jointly executed with New Zealand's eight universities. The report was released by the Ministry on 23 October and can be downloaded in full from the Ministry's Education Counts website.
- ICG completed a report on behalf of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Canada (DFAIT) titled Best Practices on Managing the Delivery of Canadian Education Marketing. The report includes a benchmarking section which covers Australia, France, Germany, New Zealand. the United Kingdom, and the United States. It also comments on Canada's international education marketing performance and landscape up to now. This 230+ pages report is slated for release by DFAIT in November 2009.
Newsticker September 2009:
- ICG, the Chronicle of Higher Education, and Imperial College London hosted a senior leadership seminar on 15 September on How the Global Economic Crisis Is Shaping Competitiveness Ten Years Out - International Recruiting, Research, and Relationships. The seminar will focus on a long-term perspective of how the present global economic crisis will affect how universities sustain themselves, collaborate, and compete against one another. Speakers included:
- Dr. Daniel J. Guhr, ICG's Managing Director, spoked on how global economic and policy trends impact educational competition dynamics.
- Dr. Madeleine Reeve, the Pro Vice-Chancellor International and Development at RMIT University, in Melbourne, spoke on managing international student recruiting.
- Prof. Mary Ritter, the Pro-Rector for International and Postgraduate Affairs at Imperial College London, addressed trends in international research relationships.
- Dr. Maurits van Rooijen, the President of the Compostela Group of Universities, a Spain-based consortium, talked about the future development of university alliances.
- Mr. Andrew Shaindlin, the Executive Director of the Caltech Alumni Association, spoke on the impact of social media and online communities on student and alumni behavior.
- At the 2009 EAIE Annual Conference in Madrid between 13-16 September, ICG chaired and spoke at two sessions:
- INTAL Opening Session: How alumni networks can help drive internationalisation. Ian Moore from Coventry University and Dr. Daniel J. Guhr from ICG presented on how alumni networks have been largely overlooked in the past as key contributors to internationalisation efforts. The session will highlight how this situation has begun to change. International alumni are vital brand carriers, render useful localised services, and can serve as crucial talent scouts. Not surprisingly, high quality alumni networks contribute to the competitive advantage of their alma mater.
- Recruiting and branding in on-line communities: what does and does not work. Andrew Shaindlin from Caltech and Dr. Daniel J. Guhr from ICG presented on how universities have become aware of the potential of social networking sites for marketing and recruiting purposes, but still must decide which Web 2.0 platforms to engage in. This session deals with the question of which communities work for higher education purposes, and which don't.
Newsticker August 2009:
- ICG chaired the Stakeholder and Experts meeting called by Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT) on 12 August at Meech Lake.
- ICG hosted the second New Zealand PVC Roundtable at the Education New Zealand conference on 7 August.
- On 6 August, ICG released the New Zealand Alumni Survey - Experiences, Attitudes, and Engagement survey at the Eduction New Zealand Conference in Wellington to New Zealand stakeholders (see the executive summary). This survey constitutes the first ever sector-wide survey of alumni from all over the world. In addition, ICG released eight customized reports for the Auckland University of Technology, Lincoln University, Massey University, the University of Auckland, the University of Canterbury, the University of Otago, the University of Waikato, and Victoria Wellington University.
Newsticker July 2009:
- ICG, the Chronicle of Higher Education, and Imperial College London issued a joint invitation on 9 July to the seminar How the Global Economic Crisis Is Shaping Competitiveness Ten Years Out - International Recruiting, Research, and Relationships. The seminar will focus on a long-term perspective of how the present global economic crisis will affect how universities sustain themselves, collaborate, and compete against one another. Speakers include:
- Dr. Daniel J. Guhr, ICG's Managing Director, will explain how global economic and policy trends impact educational competition dynamics.
- Dr. Madeleine Reeve, the Pro Vice-Chancellor International and Development at RMIT University, in Melbourne, will speak on managing international student recruiting.
- Prof. Mary Ritter, the Pro-Rector for International and Postgraduate Affairs at Imperial College London, will address trends in international research relationships.
- Dr. Maurits van Rooijen, the President of the Compostela Group of Universities, a Spain-based consortium, will talk about the future development of university alliances.
- Mr. Andrew Shaindlin, the Executive Director of the Caltech Alumni Association, will speak on the impact of social media and online communities on student and alumni behavior.
Newsticker June 2009:
- Universities UK, the Department for Innovation, Universites & Skills, and the British Universities Iraq Consortium released an ICG-authored report on the UK Higher Engagement with Iraq on 23 June. Coverage on the report's release can be found in the following news articles:
- The Chronicle of Higher Education's article Report Underscores Britain's Competitive Advantage in Helping Rebuild Iraqi Academe
- The University World News' article UK: Collaborate with Iraq, Universities told
- The Independent's article Red Tape Prevents Iraq's Scholars from entering the UK
- ICG's Managing Director, Dr. Daniel J. Guhr, is scheduled to speak at the 2009 Ivy Plus Conference in Cambridge, MA, on 23 June, on The Future of Alumni Networks: Change and Disruption. In addition, he will lead a Strategic session: A conversation between Dan Guhr and Ivy Plus Executive Directors. Ivy Plus is comprised of the eight Ivy League members as well as Stanford and MIT.
- Ian Moore joined ICG's Academic Advisory Board. Ian serves as the Deputy Director of Development and Alumni Relations at Coventry University. Previous appointments include Acting and Deputy Director of Alumni Relations at the Open University, as well as positions in the publishing industry. Ian has been a key contributor to the Council of Advancement and Support of Eduation (CASE), for which he served for two years as alumni track chair. In addition, he continues to oversee the alumni benchmarking project. He was educated at Coventry, Open, and Sussex Universities.
- Sheila Pakir joined ICG in June as Head of Research after graduating from Brown University with a B.A. She holds a number of high academic honors, including having graduated with summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Brown. In addition, she was a member of the Singapore World School Debating Championships team.
Newsticker May 2009:
- The Chronicle of Higher Education quoted ICG's Managing Director, Dr. Daniel J. Guhr, in the article Internationally, the Business of Education is Booming on 29 May 2009.
- The Third Annual ICG Thought Leader Session took place at the NAFSA Annual Conference on 27 May. This year's TLS was dedicated to Looking Beyond the Global Economic Crisis - International Education 10 Years Out (proceedings). Presenters included Andy Shaindlin from Caltech, Dr. Wedigo de Vivanco from the FU Berlin, David Wheeler from the Chronicle of Higher Education, and Dr. Daniel J. Guhr from ICG. Britta Baron from the University of Alberta chaired the discussion.
Newsticker April 2009:
- Dr. Maurits van Rooijen joined ICG's Academic Advisory Board. Maurits will soon retire from his position of Vice-President International at the University of Westminster. Previous appointments include PVC at Victoria University (Australia) and Vice-President at Leiden. He currently serves as President of the Compostela Group of Universities as well as the World Association for Co-operative Education. Maurits is a frequent and global contributor to international higher education both as a practitioner and author.
- Invitations to the Third Annual ICG Thought Leader Session at NAFSA on 27 May have been issued. This year, the TLS is dedicated to Looking Beyond the Global Economic Crisis - International Education 10 Years Out. It uses the current global economic crisis as a jumping off point. But rather than focusing on today's tactical issues, the session looks at long term trends and explores strategic change scenarios. Themes touched upon include economic and policy trends, the role of alumni, the impact of technology, institutional strategy setting, and global competition dynamics. Presenters include Andy Shaindlin from Caltech, Dr. Wedigo de Vivanco from the FU Berlin, and David Wheeler from the Chronicle of Higher Education. Britta Baron from the University of Alberta will chair the discussion.
Newsticker March 2009:
- The Chronicle of Higher Education quoted ICG's Managing Director, Dr. Daniel J. Guhr, in an article on branch campuses in the Gulf Region in the 13 March 2009 issue.
- Dr. Daniel J. Guhr will co-lead a CASE Asia-Pacific Alumni Relations Master Class on "Friending: Alumni in the Digital Age: Facilitating Stronger Relationships and Networks in Singapore on 23 March 2009.
Newsticker February 2009:
- ICG contributed to three sessions at the AIEA Annual Conference in Atlanta from 22 to 25 February:
- ICG chaired a session and speak on Divergence or Convergence: Best Practices in International Recruitment with presenters Andy Gillespie (Purdue) and Kris Davis (Arizona)
- ICG chaired a session on The (Surprising) Role of International Alumni Networks in Internationalizing the Campus with Lou Alexander (MIT) presenting
- ICG chaired and presented in a session on Branch Campuses - What Works, What Doesn't Work, and the Road Ahead
Newsticker January 2009:
- The Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) published an article on Brave Net World in the January 2009 edition of CURRENTS. The underlying research was based on a global survey of online communities and higher education to which three ICG members substantially contributed: Mr. Louis E. Alexander (MIT & ICG Advisory Board member), Dr. Daniel J. Guhr (ICG Managing Director), and Mr. Andrew Shaindlin (Caltech and ICG Advisory Board member).
- On 14 January, ICG rolled out its 2009 International Strategy Seminars schedule. In 2009, ICG offers 12 dedicated seminar topcis across four major thematic areas (strategy & planning, competition, student recruiting, and regional focus seminars).
- At the end of January, ICG will run the first set of seminars on Understanding Risk and Managing for Opportunities in the Global Economic Crisis in Singapore, Melbourne, Brisbane, and London. This seminar centers on a detailed briefing on the origins and complexity of the global fiscal and economic crisis, coupled with an analysis of the impact of this crisis on student mobilty funding, mobility patterns, and institutional risk management.
Newsticker December 2008:
- Please note that the ICG office in the San Francisco Bay Area will close between 23 December 2008 and 5 January 2009.
- ICG contributed a session and two Roundtables at the Going Global 3 conference in London from 4 to 5 December:
- ICG delivered a session on Middle East and North Africa Research: A Report on Trends and Developments.
- ICG chaired two Roundtables on the Middle East and North Africa on behalf of the British Council.
Newsticker November 2008:
- ICG contributed to two sessions and a Roundtable at the CEC Annual Conference in Montreal from 22 to 25 November:
- ICG delivered a session on An Introduction to Marketing and Recruiting in Online Communities.
- ICG delivered a session on A Primer to Advanced Network-centric Recruiting and Marketing.
- ICG chaired a Roundtable on International Positioning Initiatives on behalf of the CEC.
- ICG contributed to two sessions at the CBIE Annual Conference in St. John's from 1 to 5 November:
- ICG contributed a session on International Education: Strategic Responses to Online Communities & Platforms.
- ICG contributed a session on How Alumni Networks can Help to Drive Internationalization.
Newsticker October 2008:
- The Chronicle of Education interviewed Dr. Daniel J Guhr, ICG's Managing Director, on Obsession with Rankings Goes Global in its 17 October issue.
- ICG contributed a session on How Online Communities Change International Education at the AIEC (IDP) Annual Conference in Brisbane from 6 to 10 October.
Newsticker September 2008:
- ICG contributed to two sessions at the EAIE Annual Conference in Antwerp from 10 to 13 September:
- ICG chaired a half-day workshop on Building an International Alumni Network with presenters Lou Alexander (MIT), Ian Moore (Coventry and CASE Europe Alumni Track Chair), and George Hackstette (Goettingen).
- ICG chaired a session on Web 2.0, Alumni, and International Student Recruiting with Stuart Boag (Education New Zealand), Lou Alexander (MIT), and Rainer Haarbusch (LMU Munich).
Newsticker August 2008:
- ICG contributed to three sessions at the CASE Europe Annual Conference in Brighton from 25 to 29 August:
- ICG delivered a session on What do Alumni Really Want? How Well do You Know Global Behavioural Trends?
- ICG chaired a breakfast session on Success Strategies for Directors Managing International Alumni Relations Programmes - The Long Term View.
- ICG chaired a session on The Online Community Agenda: How to Get the Most From the Web run by Ben Fitch (Oxford Brookes University).
- The Australian interviewed Dr. Daniel J Guhr, ICG's Managing Director, on Learning Web 2.0, or Gen-Y Speak on 20 August.
- ICG contributed to three events at the Education New Zealand Annual Conference in Auckland between 6 to 8 August:
- First, ICG delivered a workshop on Web Best Practices.
- Second, ICG co-chaired an all-NZ session with the Ministry of Education on International Alumni Networks.
- Third, ICG presented in the High Growth Markets session together with Fiona Morris (JWT), Tim Rogers (IEC), and Scott Wade (LTM).
Newsticker July 2008:
- ICG's new Academic Advisory Board Member, Andy Shaindlin, hosted the alumnifutures think tank meeting in New York City on 16 July following the CASE Leadership Summit. Dr. Daniel J. Guhr participated and spoke on The challenge to institutional alumni relations - Why moving to a network-centric, fluid approach is imperative to stay relevant.
- ICG contributed to three events at the CASE Leadership Summit in New York from 13 to 15 July:
- First, ICG presented with co-presenters Andy Shaindlin (Caltech) and Louis E. Alexander (MIT) in a session chaired by Christopher Thompson (CASE) on Community and Affinity in an Online World.
- Second, ICG co-chaired a workshop with Christoper Thompson (CASE) on Online Communities, Institutional Strategy and Advancement: What the Future Holds.
- Third, ICG held a Roundtable on the Future of Alumni Relations with representatives from higher education institutions and solution vendors.
- During July, ICG became home to three new Academic Advisory Board members:
- Max Senges, who recently obtained a Ph.D. from the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) in Barcelona and now works as a US-based knowledge entrepreneur.
- Andy Shaindlin, the Executive Director of the Caltech Alumni Association and author of the widely read blog www.alumnifutures.com.
- Lou Alexander, the Director of Alumni Education at the Massachusetts Intitute of Technology (MIT), and a frequent contributor to CASE and other international education conferences.