Mobility Trends

The Sino-African Higher Educational Exchange: How Big Is It and Will It Continue?

Mini Gu, Quality Assurance Specialist SIGN UP FOR EDUCATION IN SOUTH AFRICA WEBINAR &nbsp A quick scan of the higher education news coming out of Africa shows both progress and setbacks in recent months. Some snapshots: South Africa, Egypt ,and Tunisia


Posted in Africa, Current Issue, Mobility Trends

African Student Mobility: Regional Trends and Recommendations for U.S. HEIs

Africa sent some 427,311 tertiary-level students abroad in 2014. U.S. HEIs already enroll a substantial number from Nigeria. But what other countries might become significant countries of origin for U.S.-bound students? WENR examines changing mobility trends, push and pull factors within the region, and ways U.S. institutions can attract and support a wider range of African students.


Posted in Africa, Current Issue, Enrollment & Recruiting, Mobility Trends

Nigeria: How Will the Economic Downturn Affect Outbound Student Mobility?

Nigerians comprise the 14th largest group of foreign students in the United States. As Nigeria struggles through an extended economic slump, how will outbound student flows be affected?


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Posted in Africa, Current Issue, Enrollment & Recruiting, Mobility Trends, Strategic Internationalization

Academic Mobility in the Middle East and Egypt: If not West, Where Will Students Go?

Despite hosting a record number of international students in 2015/16, the U.S. has seen its overall share of the global education market decline in recent years. In the face of increased travel restrictions on students, insight into enrollment patterns in the regions that are most affected can help institutions better plan future international recruitment efforts.


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Posted in Current Issue, Enrollment & Recruiting, Middle East, Mobility Trends

Educating Iran: Demographics, Massification, and Missed Opportunities

The vast majority of Iranian students on U.S. campuses are graduate-level scholars in the engineering and STEM fields. What factors drive them to leave Iran, what are their stay rates, and what are the potential economic costs of barring our doors to them?


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Posted in Current Issue, Middle East, Mobility Trends, Skilled Immigrants & Workforce Integration

Déjà Vu? The Rise and Fall of Iranian Student Enrollments in the U.S.

U.S.-bound Iranian student mobility has waxed and waned over decades of political enmity between the two nations. Our feature story examines that history, and helps to shed light on the potential impact of the Trump administration’s recent executive order barring travel from Iran and six other countries.


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Community Colleges: An Unexpected On-Ramp for International Students

More than nine percent of all international students in the U.S. attend community colleges. WENR examines enrollment trends, the challenges and benefits of internationalization at community colleges, and practical strategies for both two- and four-year colleges seeking to build on the trend.


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Posted in Americas, Enrollment & Recruiting, Mobility Trends, Strategic Internationalization

PRIME: Massive Government Subsidy Seeks to Reshape Higher Education in Korea

In May, Korea announced the recipients of the largest higher education subsidy it’s ever awarded. The PRIME Project will funnel some USD $1.8 billion to 21 higher education institutions. The goal? Increase the number of trained engineers coming out of college, and decrease fine and liberal arts majors. The program will have ripple effects on enrollments, student mobility, and the economy.


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Posted in Asia Pacific, Education Policy, Mobility Trends

Study Abroad: Can U.S. Institutions Do Better? Trends, Benefits, Access, and Equity

U.S. students’ study abroad participation rates are creeping up, while the duration of programs is plummeting. Available research can help shed lights on who gets to participate, the impact of short term programs, and how to increase both access and benefits for the widest possible range of participants.


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Do Systemic Mobility Constraints Impose Limitations on 100,000 Strong Goals?

Across Latin America, degree recognition failures are common. US HEIs should understand systemic constraints, to help students & recruit more effectively.


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Posted in Americas, Enrollment & Recruiting, Mobility Trends