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The UK’s Competitive Advantage 2017

Report
21 June 2017

​The report is based on the findings of the world’s largest survey of international students – the International Student Barometer (ISB). The ISB has collected data from over 3 million students in over 1,400 institutions across 33 countries since its inception.

The findings in this report are based on the feedback of over 137,000 and examines the experience of international students in the UK and key competitor nations – the USA, Canada, Australia, Germany and the Netherlands.

The report examines the factors influencing the choice of destination for prospective international students.

News

Comres poll: public views on international students

New ComRes poll: majority of British public would like to see the same number or more international students

13 April 2017
Nearly three-quarters (73%) of the British public would like to see the same number or more international students coming to study in the UK, after discovering the contribution they make to the economy and the jobs they generate.

Vice-Chancellor of the University of Leicester elected onto board of European University Association

7 April 2017
The election of Professor Paul Boyle onto the EUA board was announced at the EUA's annual conference taking place this week in Bergen (Norway).

Blog

International higher education in facts and figures

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Universities UK and UUKi publish International Higher Education in Facts and Figures 2017, a handy booklet with key stats on international students and higher education.

What the British public really think about international students

13 April 2017
Karmjit Kaur, Head of Political Affairs at Universities UK, discusses the British public's perception of international students as an asset to the UK, and explains why international students should not be included in a net migration target.