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International higher education in facts and figures 2015

Report
19 November 2015

The International Higher Education in Facts and Figures examines the latest trends and data on international higher education.

 

Key highlights include:

  • The UK is the second most popular destination in the world for international students.
  • In 2014 'Quality of education' was the top reason why international students chose to come and study in the UK.  
  • UK TNE student numbers have grown by 65% since 2008; the vast majority are studying for their first degree.
  • The UK's top collaborative partner country is the US and 13 out of the UK's top 20 collaboration partners are EU member states.
  • International students help generate nearly £11 billion for the UK economy.

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

Go International – try more, do more, fear less

1 November 2017
Simmone Mclean, student at the University of Northampton, discusses her life-changing experience of studying abroad as part of her degree.

Further developments on student migration data

24 August 2017
As the Home Office and Office for National Statistics release new migration data, UUK's Eleanor Jubb analyses the implications for the higher education sector.