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πŸ“œ Credential Solutions, Paris HE Summit + London EdTech Week

Digital badges and portable credentials are in focus across all sectors, validating skills for a rapidly changing workforce and supporting continuous learning across education and industry.

Happy Monday πŸ‘‹

Digital badges and portable credentials are focused across all sectors, validating skills for a rapidly changing workforce and supporting continuous learning across education and industry. Explore 50 of MENAs most promising EdTech startups and join HolonIQ in πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ London for EdTech week and πŸ‡«πŸ‡· Paris for the Future of Higher Education Summit, and πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ New York City for the Back to School Summit.

This Week's Topics

πŸ“œ Credential Solutions. Revisiting credentialing solutions for all education sectors
🌍 Global Student Flows US Outlook. Access our latest HolonIQ data and insights about global student flows
πŸ’¬ HolonIQ Summits. Deep dive into HE futures, new models & more at our upcoming summits in Paris and New York
πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ London EdTech Week. Join HolonIQ at the Awards Gala and Dinner
πŸ“– 2024 Education Outlook. 180+ pages of trends, insights, and data
πŸ’° University Deals of the Week. University grants and M&A

πŸ“œ Credential Solutions

The adoption of digital badges and portable credentials has been growing across sectors, with increasing use in postsecondary education (watch HolonIQ's on-demand webinar on Micro-Credentials), corporate training programs, and technology-specific certifications. Governments, too, are actively participating, recognizing the value of digital credentials in validating the ever-evolving skill sets demanded by the workforce. As the trend of continuous learning and upskilling becomes critical for staying relevant in today's dynamic work environment, expect credentialing to gain even more traction across sectors soon.

HolonIQ's2023 Global Survey on Micro-Credentials identified the continued institutional adoption of micro-credentials, with 88% of university leaders agreeing that micro-credentials would be an important strategy for their institution's future. Such increasing interest is also making change in the credentials market, with transactions such as Instructure's recent $835M acquisition of Parchment, ETS's acquisition of Mastery Transcript Consortium, along with fundraising in the last year by Accredify, Accredible, Certifier and DiplomaSafe. On the program supply side, we are also seeing system-wide strategies such as Texas and National Coalitions build 'infrastructure' for micro and alternate credentials. Expect to see continuing action in this market with progressive changes to policy & funding, as well as market demand from employers, industry, and students. HolonIQ's Credentialing Market map and Topic Feeds provide details and ongoing intelligence on this market segment. Learn More.

πŸ“œ Credential Solutions - Market Map

Source: HolonIQ

🌍 Global Student Flows: US Outlook

Indian students in the US will overtake Chinese students by more than 100K by 2030 and represent nearly 500K international students alone. Vietnam, Nigeria and Bangladesh are the next largest and fastest growing cohorts for the U.S. Expect South Korea, Japan and Saudi Arabia to continue a slow decline through to 2030. However, destination states vary significantly, with a quarter of all international students concentrated in California and New York, with China as the primary source country. The remaining quarter is spread across Texas, Massachusetts, Illinois, and Florida. Here, India takes the lead, except for Florida, where Latin America dominates. While Africa represents a significant untapped market, no state boasts more than 20% of its international student population from Africa. This highlights the need for improved outreach efforts on the African continent.

Catch up with HolonIQ's recent webinar as HolonIQ unpacks its latest research and data on international student flows to the US. The full 2024 Global Student Flows: US Outlook report can be accessed here.

πŸ‡«πŸ‡· Higher Education Summit - Paris 27 June

On June 27, Paris will transform into a hub of educational innovation as we will gather for HolonIQ's Future of Higher Education and Workforce Summit. Join over 100 thought leaders as we delve into new credentials, hybrid learning models, technology infrastructure of tomorrow's university, engaging faculty in digital learning, higher education's role in the new skills economy, and much more! Join us at the NEOMA Business School campus and connect with experts from INSEAD, Forward College UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, University College Dublin, Skilled Education Audencia, University of Twente, IESE Business School, Instructure Digital Learning Institute, CY Cergy Paris UniversitΓ©, ETS, UCL, IE University, Unthinkable Digital and more. Join us!

Places are limited to 100. See Agenda & Speakers, Register now.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Leadership Summit - New York 10-11 Sept

Registration for our flagship Back to School Summit in New York, September 10–11, is now open. This year, we're bringing over 500 global education leaders together for three incredible tracks: Higher Education and Workforce, Foundation and Philanthropy, and Technology and Finance.

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πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ London EdTech Week, 17-21 June

HolonIQ will be in town for πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ London EdTech Week! πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Join us at the Gala Dinner on 18th June where EdTech startups from all over the world will be recognized as the companies that are making a substantial impact to the digitisation of education, training and work. Use the code HOLONIQ30 for a 30% Discount. Register.

πŸ“– 2024 Global Education Outlook

HolonIQ's annual analysis of the global education economy offers over 180 pages of in-depth insights on market data, investments, strategic shifts, and trends in education. Download the extract or purchase the full report.

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πŸ’° Funding

HolonIQ actively monitors and tracks university funding flows, spanning all regions and transaction categories. Subscribe to our Daily Capital Markets newsletter to catch the top deals each day.

University Grants

πŸ§‘β€ The University of Kansas received $11.3M from the National Institutes of Health to establish a biomedical center to research big data’s potential to improve women’s health.

πŸ’Έ The University of Galway receives a $7.6M research grant from a national $43M program funding projects across seven universities. This collaborative program between the government and the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland aims to foster innovation across various academic institutions.

Thank you for reading. Have a great week ahead!
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