International Student Mobility: Patterns and Trends

By Line Verbik, Research Manager, Hobsons and Veronica Lasanowski, Research Officer, The Observatory on Borderless Higher Education Over the past 10-15 years international student mobility has become an increasingly important part of the global higher education landscape. The total number of mobile tertiary education students…

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Engineering Education in India: A Story of Contrasts

India is a federal republic comprised of 28 states and seven union territories. Education is managed through a partnership of the central and state governments. The central government establishes broad education policies and is increasingly responsible for regulating and maintaining standards in higher education. Federal…

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International Rankings and Chinese Higher Education Reform

China’s system of higher education has its modern-day roots in reforms introduced by Deng Xiaoping soon after the death of Mao Zedong in 1976. Characterized by a reform agenda known as the Four Modernizations, Deng’s policies began a process that current higher education policymakers hope…

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University Rankings: Japan

Due to the highly selective nature of university admissions in Japan, the ranking of Japanese universities has historically been based exclusively on the stringency of entry requirements: the harder a university is to get into, the more prestigious it is considered. With the introduction of…

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University Rankings: India

WES Staff Government Ratings National Assessment and Accreditation Council Established in 1994 by the University Grants Council, the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) is responsible for evaluating and accrediting Indian institutions of higher education and academic departments. Accredited institutions are awarded an overall grade…

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