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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.

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