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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

Nabil Ali

Policy Officer, Europe - Higher Education
Universities UK International

Katherine Allinson

Policy Researcher
Universities UK International

Jamie Arrowsmith

Jamie Arrowsmith

Assistant Director, Policy
Universities UK International

Jessica Benham

Campaign Assistant
Universities UK International

Post currently vacant

Head of Strategic Partnerships
Universities UK International

Post currently vacant

Policy Officer, Asia
Universities UK International

Sophie Da Silva

Partnerships Officer
Universities UK International

Richard Grubb

Senior Policy Officer, Sub-Saharan Africa & International Development
Universities UK International

Stephanie Harris

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

Andrew Howells

Assistant Director, External Affairs
Universities UK International

Anne-May Janssen

Head of European Engagement
Universities UK International

Peter Mason

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

Fernanda Massaccesi

Policy Officer, Americas
Universities UK International

Isabel Mealey

Isabel Mealey

Policy Officer, Asia
Universities UK International

Danielle Newey

Communications Officer
Universities UK International

Isabel O'Hagan

Partnerships Manager
Universities UK International

Jashwanti Parmar

Executive Assistant to the Director
Universities UK International

Celia Partridge

Assistant Director, Partnerships and Mobility
Universities UK International

Anila Ramanlal

Anila Ramanlal

Administrator, External Affairs
Universities UK International

Eduardo Ramos

Head of Transnational Education
Universities UK International

Griff Ryan

Griff Ryan

Transnational Education Projects Officer
Universities UK International

Vivienne Stern

Vivienne Stern

Director
Universities UK International

Donna Taibe

Donna Taibe

Admin and Events Coordinator
Universities UK International

Joana Westphal

Joana Westphal

Policy Officer, Middle East and North Africa
Universities UK International

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