Recruiting talented international postgraduates has become a strategic priority for institutions and governments globally. Not only do postgraduates contribute to the internationalisation of the student experience, they also add to the productivity of a university and hold the promise of future collaboration in business and society. As well as providing knowledge and sophisticated skills for research, talented postgraduates can contribute to an institution’s research output which is likely to determine funding and positioning in international university rankings. In an even broader context, the desire for more advanced qualifications is fuelled by the promise of better employment prospects and by governments aiming to create more highly-competent workforces.
In examining current trends in postgraduate mobility between significant inbound and outbound growth markets, the report forecasts student flows through the next ten years and presents a compelling picture of global student mobility. This report provides valuable insight which will support universities, institutions and other education decision-makers in the development of planning policies and recruitment strategies.