We continue to support key stakeholders across the HE sector on a number of collaborative projects in order to strengthen the UK’s international position and add further value for you, our clients, by representing your interests.
On the 23rd June, we attended the Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards (THELMAs).
Once again IDP sponsored the Outstanding International Strategy category, highlighting institutions that have shown a real dedication to internationalisation through innovative recruitment strategies, focusing on student satisfaction and an understanding of the importance of international higher education.
The winner of this category was De Montfort University, with the judges being particularly impressed with their #DMUglobal initiative, which is aimed at increasing student mobility and recruitment through helping students to identify as ‘global graduates’.
Also in June we sponsored and attended the incredibly valuable Universities UK International (UUKi) conference in London, “Enhancing the International Student Experience”.
In July we sponsored and presented at the BUILA Annual Conference in Liverpool. Members of the IDP UK team delivered a session on the Middle East and India using our student buying behaviour research and discussing the latest trends in social media and online usage. You can access the slides here. It was a pleasure to see so many of you there. Without doubt we found it to be the best BUILA conference yet, well done to the Executive Committee.
IDP is now a member of Exporting Education UK (ExEdUK). ExEdUK provides secretarial support to the newly launched All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for International Students. The overarching purpose of the APPG is to promote the value of international students to UK education, economy and 'soft power'.
In August IDP staff had the pleasure of meeting with Paul Blomfield, MP, Co-Chair of the APPG, in order to share with him details of our student buying behaviour research, specifically in relation to perceptions of the UK for employability and post study work opportunities.
IDP was also recently invited to Downing Street to meet with Conrad Bird, Director of the GREAT Campaign, in order to explore how we can support the Education is GREAT strand by leveraging our global network and market intelligence resource.
We will be attending the EAIE Conference in Liverpool later this week and look forward to meeting with friends and colleagues. You can receive live updates from the conference by following us on Twitter and the conference hastag is #EAIE2016
There is still time to register for the Australian International Education Conference (AIEC), to be held on 18-21 October in Melbourne.
We are delighted to confirm that Charlene Allen, Director of Student Recruitment and International Relations at the University of Southampton, will be attending AIEC as our guest in her capacity as Chair of BUILA. As we have shared previously, also in attendance as our other guest from the UK will be Vivienne Stern, Director of UUKi. We also have representatives of AIRC attending. AIRC (American International Recruitment Council) was created by senior U.S. education leaders to safeguard the interests of both international students and enrolling institutions through the promotion of ethical, standards-based international recruitment strategies.
You can keep up to date with developments throughout the conference by following us on Twitter and the conference hastag is #AIEC2016
For more details visit the conference website.
In August we were delighted to welcome Piyush Kumar (Country Director) Tarang Chowdhary (Manager, Client Relations & Training) and Amit Chaturvedi (Head, Client Development and Training) of the IDP India team to meet the IDP UK team, clients and key stakeholders across the country.
In addition to IDP operational developments within India, the team shared a number of observations, opportunities and updates in relation to the overall economic and demographic conditions for this market. The UK is a strategic priority destination for the Indian market, and one of the key takeaways was that IDP is investing in more dedicated UK staff resources for the country that will allow us to further support our clients there. You can view the presentation here.
We are very grateful to the clients that hosted our Indian colleagues for their time and hospitality. They left with an incredibly positive impression. Thank you all.
During their time in Cardiff, the team delivered a market update briefing to several of our Welsh clients. This was coordinated in partnership with British Council Wales and Universities Wales under the Welsh Government’s “Global Wales” initiative.
IDP is keen to do more to support other UK regional initiatives such as this. If you have any suggestions then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
IDP Education Limited recently announced its financial results for the 2016 financial year (FY16). For the twelve months to 30 June 2016, the Company reported total revenue of $361.6 million, an increase of 17% compared to FY15. Net profit after tax (NPAT) was $39.9 million which represents growth of 32% compared to the FY15 pro-forma.
Andrew Barkla, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of IDP Education told The Pie News:
“The growth and diversification benefits of the multi-destination strategy are clearly evident in the result. Placement volumes to the UK, USA, Canada and New Zealand [are] up 72% relative to the previous financial year.”
“IDP Education’s multi-destination strategy and its global IELTS footprint provide a diversified exposure to the key long-term macro trends we are observing,” he said, listing global growth in the international education industry, the central role of English as a key global language, and “generally supportive government policies in our key destination markets” as contributors.
“Our vision is to build a global platform with an online community to help guide international students along their journey and help them achieve their lifelong learning and career aspirations.”
According to The Australian Business Review, the company "has surpassed revenue predictions in last year’s float, reflecting strong growth in international study."
We would like to invite you to access the IDP Research Database, which contains the details of more than 13,800 books, articles, conference papers, and reports on various aspects of international education from international publishers. What's more, it’s FREE to access the majority of publications.
The database, which is managed by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), houses material published from 1990 onwards, a period of major change in education systems around the world. It also contains tips on how to access these publications, as well as advice on how to make the most of the database’s advanced search functions to help you find exactly what you need.
You can access the database by clicking here and start reading today.
We are delighted to announce the opening of IDP Education’s first wholly owned office in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The office, which is already operational for IELTS & SP training purposes, houses both the student placement operations and IELTS test centre and is in the heart of city. The office address is below:
IDP Education Lanka (Private) Limited
3rd & 4th Floor, Serendib Tower
Galle Road, Colombo – 3, Sri Lanka
Phone: + 94 11 77 11 888 I +9472 411 6386
In India we have expanded some of our existing offices by moving into new premises.
The Chandigarh office will be operating out of a wing which is adjacent to our current office. The address is:
IDP Education India Pvt Ltd SCO 162-163, 2nd Floor, Sector 9-C, Madhya marg, Chandigarh.
The new office in Chennai also has a much bigger space and can be found here:
IDP Education India Private Limited 1st Floor, KPR Tower, New No 2/1 Subba Rao Avenue, First Street, College Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai
And finally, the new Vijayawada office is only a 2 minute walking distance from the previous office. It can be found here:
IDP Education India Pvt Ltd. Naga’s Hafeez Plaza,2nd Floor, Between Benz Circle and NTR Circle,Opp. Grand Modern Super Market, Vijayawada.
IDP is also happy to announce that its Philippines-Manila office will be operating at a new, improved and bigger location.
16th Floor, Marco Polo Ortigas, Sapphire Road, Ortigas Business centre, Pasig City, 1600, Philippines
New contact number: (632) 535 - 3320