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International facts and figures 2019

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30 July 2019

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International Facts and Figures 2019 presents a snapshot of the international dimensions of UK higher education

 

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The report looks at:

  • The number of international students choosing to study in the UK, where they come from, at what level and which subjects they study
  • The international academic and non-academic staff living and working in the UK, where they come from, and what they do
  • The UK sector’s provision for outward student mobility
  • The UK’s transnational education offer (TNE) across the world
  • International research collaborations and funding
  • Levels of engagement and collaboration by region.

International students make up... 

19.6% of the total student population

14% of all undergraduates

35.8% of all postgraduates


International research collaborations: 

55.2% of all UK publications are the product of international research collaborations 


Transnational education: 

693,695 students are studying for a UK degree overseas

 

International staff:

20% of all staff at UK universities are international


Outward student mobility: 

7.8%. of undergraduate students study work or volunteer overseas as part of their degree




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