International dual and joint degrees to get green light

India is set to greenlight dual and joint degrees awarded by Indian universities with international partners as part of its internationalisation plan being pushed through forcefully since its inclusion last year in the National Education Policy (NEP), a blueprint for the next decade. Foreign universities had already started to explore …

Secure study abroad destinations: The UK and Ireland

The emergence of the coronavirus pandemic has destabilised the certainty university study abroad providers have had regarding the safety of certain international destinations. Despite this, there are some countries that have deep support networks for American students, such as the UK and Ireland. Studying abroad in the UK and Ireland …

Acumen reflects on International Education Week 2021

Mid-November is a much-anticipated time for international educators in the U.S.Colleagues wait with interest for the annual Open Doors report (a government-funded survey on international and U.S. higher education student mobility) to be released, and when it is, there is much debate, reflection and speculation based on the data. Corresponding …

Appointment of former New Zealand ambassador and establishment of a Vietnam HQ furthering the expansion strategy and growing regional expertise to the international education leader’s global footprint.

Sannam S4 Group, a leading international education services provider, today announced the appointment of the former New Zealand Ambassador Mr. Haike Manning as Executive Director, South East Asia, and through the acquisition of the education business of LightPath Consulting Group, acquires a presence in Vietnam. Manning’s appointment and the acquisition …

Generational shift in Indian students’ higher education goals

Universities in India and abroad need to change their mindset when seeking to attract Indian students, as a major survey has shown a shift in perspectives among ‘Generation Z’ youths towards life goals and jobs and what influences them. The survey by international education consultancy Sannam S4 of some 10,000 …

The impact of the Biden Administration on US-Malaysia Student Mobility

The US has been among the top 10 preferred study destinations for Malaysian students. As per IIE Open Doors data, Malaysia has sent a consistent number of students (primarily undergraduates) to the US. Since 2017/18, however, these numbers have been steadily declining. Like most international students in the US, 2020 …

Proud to be gold sponsors at AIEC 2021

At Acumen, we pride ourselves on our global presence in the education sector and assisting institutions expand into new markets, which is why we’re proud to announce that this year we are gold sponsors of the Australian International Education Conference (AIEC) 2021. The AIEC will be taking place online this …

Why America is losing international students

American higher education has long prided itself on being a brilliant beacon, attracting generations of students from around the globe. They come for education and for opportunity. Many, having established ties to America, return home to take roles in academe, business, or government. No country has trained more foreign leaders …

New solutions portfolio includes cutting-edge ‘TNE Matchmaker’ data-mining tool that uses AI to locate best-fit university partners

Acumen, a leading global education services provider, today launched Global Gateway, a comprehensive suite of transnational education (TNE)-related solutions designed to maximise enrolment outcomes for universities. The new service features TNE Matchmaker, the world’s first AI-driven data-mining tool, which searches thousands of courses compiled across South Asia and Southeast Asia …

India branch campus risks and costs “too high”, survey suggests

At least eight top 200 universities in the THE ranking would “definitely consider” having a branch campus in India, according to a recent survey on Establishing International Branch Campuses in India by the National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration. Of those, two were in the top 100, which the …

Acumen Welcomes US Joint Statement on International Education

Acumen welcomes the Joint Statement of Principles in Support of International Education recently announced by the US Department of State and Department of Education. We applaud the US government’s commitment to developing a coordinated national approach to international education and recognising the significant benefits that come with global engagement. Acumen …

Explained: The challenges, and the solutions, for students going abroad

Students are worried about travel restrictions, but getting vaccinated boosts their chances of attending classes at international universities. Travel restrictions, quarantine expenses, mental anxiety—these are just some of the challenges that students hoping to go abroad for higher education this year have faced during the second Covid wave. However, with …

Comprehensive enrolment service helps universities enhance recruitment and marketing activities internationally

Acumen, a leading education services provider, today launched PACE, a comprehensive suite of student recruitment-related solutions designed to maximise enrolment outcomes for universities. PACE, which stands for Prospect, Admit, Convert and Enrol, helps universities generate and nurture initial queries through to completed applications, and drive enrolments by enhanced conversion and …

Alumno Founder & CEO Michael Bartlett appointed Sannam S4 Group Global Managing Director, Education

Sannam S4 Group, a leading international education services provider, announced today its acquisition of Alumno, a Singapore-based education consultancy offering strategic advice and implementation support to universities, education organizations and governments on marketing and branding, TNE, partnership development and student recruitment throughout the Asia region. “Acquiring Alumno is an important …

Opportunities for international recruitment post-pandemic

United States international student enrolments this fall semester dropped by more than 40% amid COVID-19 disruptions, but even before the pandemic, international students were beginning to look elsewhere for an education. We all knew that international student enrolments at US universities would be down this term as a result of …

Overview of Online Education in India

Significant advancements are being made in online education in India as a result of its exponentially developing technology. With a population of over 1.3 billion and the availability of high-speed internet and smartphones, India has a massive base of technologically-driven consumers as the educational landscape shifts in response to the …

Sannam S4 Collaborates with Yocket for a Panel Discussion Series

The panel discussion series announced on LinkedIn on June 2, 2020, will provide a platform for open dialogue between students and some of Sannam S4’s university partners. The series will be hosted on Yocket: an online platform offering a multitude of services to help students manage their plans to study …

Digital and Social Media Landscape India

Digital and Social Media Landscape in India

With the deep penetration of internet connectivity among people, the number of social media users in India have been growing constantly. The Indian government-sponsored Digital India initiative has also contributed greatly to this growth. The year 2020, which came under the grip of the Covid-19 pandemic, saw much resort to …

top social media trends in india

Top Social Media Trends in India

Social Media Statistics and Facts, You Need to Know Facebook Facts Facebook has 260 million active users in India—that’s the highest they have in any country The largest user group by age on Facebook is 18–24 years, with a whopping 97.2 million users In terms of the number of users …

USIKE Leads Higher Education Delegation to India

The U.S.-India Knowledge Exchange (USIKE), supported by Sannam S4 and the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF), is leading a delegation of U.S. universities to New Delhi, Ahmedabad, and Mumbai from 15th to  20th  January 2019. The group of universities which includes University of California Berkeley, Drexel University, Purdue University, Lehigh …