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Student Mobility and the Internationalization of Higher Education

National Policies and Strategies from Six World Regions

A Project Atlas® Report

Over the last decade, the number of students studying outside of their home country grew at an unprecedented rate. While most of the traditional host countries are seeing the numbers of international students continue to rise, newly emerging hosts in the developing world have entered the competitive higher education market and are re-mapping the unidirectional flow of global talent.

This book is a compilation of reports on student mobility trends and internationalization policies in six world regions. It includes the latest data on inbound and outbound students in 17 countries and highlights national and institutional strategies for internationalizing higher education.

Project Atlas® is a collaborative research and data-sharing initiative focused on collecting and disseminating accurate data on student mobility and examining the broader global implications of student migration.


National Strategies and Global Student Mobility: An Introduction
By Rajika Bhandari, Institute of International Education (IIE)

Reports from 17 countries in six world regions

Sub-Saharan Africa
South Africa: International Education Association of South Africa (IEASA)

The Americas
Canada: Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE)
Mexico: National Association of Universities and Institutions of Higher Education (ANUIES)
United States: Institute of International Education (IIE)

China: China Scholarship Council (CSC)
India: Association of Indian Universities (AIU)
Japan: Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO)

Finland: Centre for International Mobility (CIMO)
France: CampusFrance
Germany: German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
Ireland: Education Ireland
Netherlands: Netherlands Organization for International Cooperation in Higher Education (NUFFIC)
Spain: Fundación
Sweden: Swedish Institute
United Kingdom: British Council

Australia: Australian Education International (AEI)
New Zealand: New Zealand Ministry of Education

Middle East and North Africa
By Raisa Belyavina, Institute of International Education (IIE), and Adnan El-Amine, Lebanese Association for Educational Studies (LAES)

How International Are the World’s Institutions? Key Findings of the IAU 3rd Global Survey on Internationalization of Higher Education
By Ross Hudson, International Association of Universities (IAU)

Official Websites of Project Atlas Partner Organizations and Research Affiliates
Country-Specific Web Resources

ISBN: 978-0-87206-341-9
140 pages
Published 2011