IIE Networker - Fall 2007 - (Page 22)

Feature National Policies for International Education By Daniel Obst The huge demand for international education, along with strong financial incentives, geopolitical concerns, and the need for immigrant labor in high-tech areas is heating up global competition for students. National governments are becoming increasingly involved in the international education activity by developing strategies and nationally coordinated marketing campaigns to attract globally mobile students. The goal of this issue of IIENetworker is to take a closer look at some of these national policies for international education. Growth of International Student Enrollments The demand for higher education outside a student’s home country has steadily increased in the past decade, and shows no sign of slowing down. Since 1999, the number of globally mobile students has increased by 41 percent, according to UNESCO data. There are now more than 2.5 million students who are enrolled in higher education institutions out side of their home countries. As indicated in the pie chart below, the United States continues to attract the largest percentage, hosting approximately 22 percent of all internationally mobile students worldwide, followed by the United Kingdom, Germany, France, and Australia. Home countr y higher education capacit y is also expanding in key countries that formerly sent many of their brightest graduate students abroad for training. In China, India, Korea, and many other countries, the number of higher education seats has grown dramatically (with key Chinese and Indian universities being instructed to double their enrollments) as national and A Growing Pie: Percent Share of the World’s Internationally Mobile Students, 2005/06 U.S. 22% All other countries 23% U.K. 14% Canada 3% Australia 7% China 6% Japan 5% France 10% Germany 10% Source: UNESCO Global Education Digest 2006; IAU World Higher Education Database 2005/06; Open Doors 2006; data from Project Atlas members

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IIE Networker - Fall 2007

IIE Networker - Fall 2007
Contents
Message from Allan E. Goodman
Up Front: The International Education Diary
Investing in Our Future: Reaching Underserved Audiences through International Academic Exchanges
IIENetworker University Presidents Interview Series A Conversation with Brown University President
National Policies for International Education
New Zealand
Australia
United Kingdom
Singapore
Poland
USA
Sponsored Students
Project Atlas: A Coordinated Approach to Measuring Global Student Mobility
The Browser: Index of Advertisers

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