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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

​Time is running out to save Erasmus+: Losing study abroad scheme would blow a hole in UK economic prospects

9 March 2020
More than 17,000 UK university students are hoping that the UK Government can negotiate continued involvement in Erasmus+ in its trade discussions with the European Union so they can develop important and necessary skills overseas next year.

Universities UK response to UK-EU trade negotiations proposals

27 February 2020
​Today (Thursday 27 February), UK Government has set out its position for UK-EU negotiations over future trade agreements, with student mobility and research programmes an important part of the discussions.

Blog

Supporting LGBT students studying overseas

10 March 2020
Stonewall's Emma Kosmin on steps universities can take to provide support for LGBT students studying overseas.

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.