Agent aggregators – single unified platforms that communicate with, monitor and pay agents – are flexing their muscles as higher education institutions try to accelerate out of the pandemic and re-establish global student flows. For institutions putting their brand on the site and paying a fee that is less than agents traditionally are paid may seem a good idea. But they may not be thinking hard enough about the long term in what could be a zero-sum game.  Lou8ise Nicol, 30 March 2021. Full text in University World News.