Here is a rundown of some of the trends you can expect in 2015. As a side note, one of the most unexpected trends is that there will be yet more lessons “taught” in English. There is a trend for teaching in the English language, not actually teaching English, but conducting lessons in non-Anglo Saxon countries using English. This is an unexpected trend that is set to continue into the year 2015 and onwards.
What are the student number trends in other countries?
The amount of people taking up education is changing. In places like Japan, Turkey, South Korea and Nepal, the number of new students is falling and will continue to fall in 2015.
The number of new students is generally rising. China now has 274,400+ students at any one time, which is already an increase of 8.1% from last year. India has far fewer students at just 102,600+ students at any one time, yet the number is going up with there are already being 16.5% more students set to study in 2015 than in 2014.
The biggest changes are in Brazil, Iran, India and Kuwait. Brazil is set to have 22.2% more students in 2015, Iran is to have 16.6%, India is going to have 16.5% more and the Kuwait will have a staggering 42.5% more people. Though, in Kuwait the number of students is only 5115 at the moment, with it set to go to 7288 in 2015.
South Korea sends a lot of students abroad to study though for some reason Saudi Arabia has suddenly started sending 22% more students to study abroad than they sent in the last 2 years. There are also 3.5% more students coming from Canada to study in the US.
Fashion college trends
Trends are at home in world of fashion, so it only seems fair to highlight the colleges that are currently the top performers when it comes to fashion and design. The colleges listed here are currently the most top-rated fashion colleges and schools in the world.
+ Istituto Maranon – Milan
+ Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne – Paris
+ Central Saint Martins – London
+ The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) – New York
+ Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts – Belgium
+ Politecnico di Milano – Milan
+ Royal College of Art – London
+ Bunka Fashion College – Japan
+ Parsons, The New School for Design – New York
+ ESMOD – Paris
+ London College of Fashion
Which colleges have been at the top spot for years?
Trends will often see colleges and Universities fall in and out of both favor and popularity, yet there are four colleges that have been internationally rated amongst the top four for many years now. They are the Harvard University in the US, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US, the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford in the UK.
Though, do not become too proud of the US education system, as it is ranked 36th against other countries and quite a few Universities fell in ranking in the year 2014. These include the University of Michigan, the University of Texas, the University of Massachusetts, the University of North Carolina, the University of Florida, U.C.L.A and U.C. Berkeley.
The cost of education is a nasty trend
In underdeveloped countries, you can expect to pay a massive amount if you want an education as only the wealthiest people ever get an education. However, in developed countries you would not expect to pay over the odds, would you? Now it has all changed, and in 2015, you can expect to pay a lot more for your education.
The biggest reason for the increase in prices is because of the economic downturn we have suffered over the last few years. Fewer people than ever are paying back their student loans, which is leaving education systems short of money, so they are recouping their losses by charging new students more than ever before.
In the UK, the home of two of the world’s best Universities, the cost of an education has tripled! In California, they are keeping costs low by cutting and budgeting within colleges instead of raising fees. Sadly, the trend of keeping fees low is not mirrored around the rest of the US, as they are set to see yet higher education costs extending beyond inflation rates.
In places such as China, India and Brazil the cost of education is the same, but they are creating more colleges and Universities, which means more people are getting an education. This trend will continue over the next few years, and will actually result in lower education fees for people in those countries.