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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.



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News

Horizon Europe agreement offers strong future for research

12 April 2019
Universities UK (UUK) has given its support to the agreement reached between EU institutions on the future shape of the Horizon Europe programme.

Universities UK welcomes report detailing impact of international graduates

21 March 2019
Universities UK has responded to a joint report by the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) and Kaplan International Pathways (Kaplan) which explains the contribution from international students who graduate from university and stay in the UK to work.

Blog

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.

International students

£3.2 billion of tax from each cohort of international students who stay to work in the UK

21 March 2019
Nick Hillman, Director of HEPI, digs further into new research on the economic impact of international students who stay on to work in the UK.