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International facts and figures 2018

International Facts and Figures is an annual publication that presents a snapshot of the international dimensions of UK higher education. 

The analysis in this booklet shows that UK universities continue to become more international, year on year.

The 2018 report includes a new section with regional breakdowns of UK higher education engagement across the world.



The report provides an overview of:

  • The international students choosing the UK, where these students come from, what level they study at and which subjects;
  • The international students who study for UK degree programmes outside the UK through transnational education;
  • The UK sector’s provision for students who want to study outside the UK on outward student mobility schemes;
  • The international staff choosing to live and work in the UK: where our staff, both academic and non-academic come from and what they do;
  • The collaborations, funding and partnerships from across the world that benefit our research.



News

New guidance for businesses on employing international students

7 November 2019
UUK has published new guidance to help ensure employers at businesses across the country have the information they need to employ international graduates.

International students paying through the nose for woefully inadequate document-checking service

29 July 2019
Concern is rising at UK universities as Sopra Steria – the company contracted to check documents and enrol biometric information as part of visa applications – is unable to meet demand, with students in some parts waiting 30 days to get an appointment

Blog

Higher education policy priorities for the new prime minister

31 July 2019
UUK's Karmjit Kaur on how new Prime Minister Boris Johnson can can help maximise the role of universities for both his domestic and global ambitions.

Understanding international student mental health

26 March 2019
The University of Nottingham's Andy Winter on how the mental health needs of international students differ from those of home students.