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ISC Research provides services and data for international schools around the world

“Of all the countries in which to open a school, China must be one of the most complex. The regulatory framework is multi-layered and yet, despite the often black and white statements detailing what is and what is not permissible, some degree of grey still exists. The potential difficulties faced by foreign schools are many and varied, though the market in China has huge potential and growth forecasts are on an increasingly upward curve.
Any school looking to open an outpost in China and benefit from the burgeoning market for an international style education, therefore needs to be fully versed on what it takes to successfully traverse the legal systems, geographical variations, and demographic differences within the country. The ISC Research Market Intelligence Report is an essential tool for any school wishing to explore the opportunities which exist in China. Packed with data looking at the key factors influencing education in China, the report will be an invaluable aid to schools embarking on this process, or for governing bodies seeking reassurance that China is a worthwhile market in which to explore."
Patrick Mulvihill, Development Director, Uppingham School, UK

“I am delighted to recommend Richard Gaskell and the ISC Research Team, following several years of ongoing contact with them in my joint capacity as Director of Education, TDIC and Headmaster of Cranleigh Abu Dhabi (New British International School of the Year 2017). The information supplied to us during this time has always been first rate: highly accurate and thorough, allowing us to make detailed analysis of current and future market trends, locally, nationally and internationally, as well as providing a cross reference for internal school policy. Moreover, Richard and his colleagues are highly personable and efficient: it is always a pleasure to communicate with them and to spend time in their company. As both a school developer and a school leader, I recommend ISC Research unreservedly."
Brendan Law, Principal, Cranleigh Abu Dhabi

“ISC Research has the most comprehensive and up-to-date data on international schools, facilities, students and teachers for education groups. Benchmarking our market share, enrolments, fees and costs is made easy, while ISC's team provides us with invaluable insights into new markets and new growth opportunities."
Edward Slade, President, Asia-Pacific, China Maple Leaf Education

"The United World College of South East Asia finds Richard's work very valuable in helping us navigate the ever-changing landscape of international education. ISC's benchmark reporting provides us with salient data that informs our thinking and processes."
Chris Edwards, Head of College, United World College of South East Asia, Singapore

I find the research and market intelligence from ISC very useful because it is comprehensive. In particular I like the ‘at a glance’ approach of the reports and the executive summary, but when you wish to delve further, the information is there. The reports which run to 80-90 pages are in-depth, but you can also acquire specific information should you need it; having the two elements is very important. When I have required more specific analysis, ISC has been very quick to deliver.”
Helen Kavanagh, Director of International Business Development, Wellington College

"Whenever we require Market Research and Intelligence, we turn to the ISC Country Reports always provide helpfully presented and precisely targeted data. They enable our planning committee to align strategies to information which is always current and accurate – and in such a fluctuating marketplace with opportunities and threats in balance, this is a great reassurance.The latest versions of the Country Reports are beautifully presented and bring together a full range of empirical information and graphical presentations which focus attention on key findings.”
Stephen Holroyd, Principal, Shrewsbury International School, Bangkok

“I am very happy with the ISC Report. It provides me with up to date information that I can rely on and covers the range of data relevant to my business. Well worth the investment!”
Peter Derby-Crook, Chief Executive Officer, Tanglin Trust School, Singapore

“I am very impressed with the ISC Global Report. The executive summary followed by supporting facts, figures and forecasts is hugely valuable and has been very insightful – even for someone like me who knows the industry well. It’s a beneficial report for anyone wishing to have a clear and accurate understanding of the worldwide international schools market.”
Jeremy Lees, Founder & Chairman, International School of Samui, Thailand

“I spend a significant part of my working life looking for reliable, objective data to help inform the decisions I make. There aren’t many organisations like ISC Research out there, that truly understand the world of international education.”
David Toze MBE, Superintendent of the International School Manila

“While retaining its spark of idealism, international education has evolved into a vibrant global industry that continues to expand exponentially. Anyone aspiring to build schools, build innovative products and build careers in this complex arena needs to understand its potential and its pitfalls. They need, above all to be well-informed. In short, they need access to the key data comprehensively compiled in The Global Report. Prepared by ISC in data management, with scrupulous attention to detail and accuracy, the Report is presented in an elegant format that makes for easy assimilation of critical information. Everything we need to know about ‘the global learning business’ in one, reliable, accessible source, compiled by the acknowledged world leaders in data provision.”
Kevin Bartlett, ex- Director, The International School of Brussels, Belgium



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