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International Higher Education in Facts and Figures 2016

 

International Higher Education in Facts and Figures 2016 explores the latest trends in international higher education and research. It includes statistics on international students, UK student and staff mobility, transnational education, the comparative performance of UK research and innovation, and the UK's international research collaborations.

Key findings include:

  • Between 2003 and 2013 the number of international students in the UK increased by 63%.

  • The UK is the most recommended destination by international students among its competitors.

  • Graduates in the UK have among the lowest unemployment rates in the OECD, lower than half the OECD average.

  • Over 664,000 students study for UK higher education qualifications outside the UK.

  • Between 2003 and 2012 the proportion of UK research publications which involved an international collaboration grew faster (+29.5%) than its key competitors, reaching 46% of all research publications.

  • While the USA has a faster growth rate (+32.9%), only 30% of publications in the USA are internationally co-authored.

  • In the last five years the amount of UK research funding from abroad has increased by over 65%.

The team

Katherine Allinson

Policy Researcher
Universities UK International

Mostafa Al-Mossallami

Development Policy and Partnerships Manager
Universities UK International

Jamie Arrowsmith

Jamie Arrowsmith

Assistant Director, Policy
Universities UK International

Katarina Bilikova

Administrator
Universities UK International

Raegan Hiles

Leo Boe

Transnational Education - Policy Lead
Universities UK International

Liz Foggitt

Communications Officer
Universities UK International

Richard Grubb

Policy Officer, South Asia
Universities UK International

Catriona Hanks

Outward Student Mobility - Policy Lead
Universities UK International

Raegan Hiles

Raegan Hiles

Head of Outbound Mobilities Programmes
Universities UK International

Anne-May Janssen

Head of European Engagement
Universities UK International

Emily Judson

Emily Judson

Policy Officer, Middle East and North Africa
Universities UK International

Stephanie Kleynhans

Policy Officer, Europe
Universities UK International

Marta Lezzerini

Marta Lezzerini

International Partnerships Officer
Universities UK International

Peter Mason

Policy Manager, Europe (Research and Innovation)
Universities UK International

Sarah Moody

Sarah Moody

Business Manager
Universities UK International

Sean O'Connor

Sean O'Connor

Head of International Engagement (non-EU)
Universities UK International

Jashwanti Parmar

Executive Assistant to the Director
Universities UK International

Celia Partridge

Assistant Director, Partnerships and Mobility
Universities UK International

Rachel Sara-Kennedy

Rachael Sara-Kennedy

Head of International Partnerships
Universities UK International

Vivienne Stern

Vivienne Stern

Director
Universities UK International

Donna Taibe

Donna Taibe

Mobility Programmes Administrator
Universities UK International

Joseph Taylor

Senior Policy Officer, Asia
Universities UK International

Safia Thioune

Safia Thioune

Policy Officer, Americas
Universities UK International

Miranda Thomas

Head of External Affairs
Universities UK International

Gwen Williams

Gwen Williams

International Policy Adviser
Universities UK International

News

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13 April 2017
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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).

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