Researchers identify trends transforming international student mobility

July 18, 2017

In an examination of the many events and factors influencing international student mobility, the Institute of International Education (IIE) has identified ten trends of particular interest. These include the influence of shifting global demographics, such as life expectancy and fertility; the value of an institution’s brand and prestige to the graduate; and a renewed focus on the student experience in light of the difficulty to differentiate between institutions that offer a quality education. “It is useful to know that we do have access to data and information on which to base strategies, that there are trends impervious to political changes, and that the future may not be so difficult to predict after all,” notes Anna Esaki-Smith for Times Higher EducationTimes Higher Education | Report