Internationalization of Higher Education: Growing expectations, fundamental values – IAU 4th Global Survey
This latest edition of the IAU Global Survey drew completed questionnaires from 1,336 higher education institutions in 131 countries – thereby making this report the largest and most geographically comprehensive collection and analysis of primary data on internationalization of higher education ever undertaken.
By assessing internationalization trends over time and comparing development across regions, the 4th Global Survey provides unique insights on the internationalization process, its benefits, drivers and also underlying values.
The 4th Global Survey benefited from the Support of the European Commission, NAFSA: Association of International Educators, European Association For International Education (EAIE) and the British Council.
Benoît Hamon, ministre de l'Education nationale, de l'Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche
Benoît Hamon a été nommé ministre de l'Education nationale, de l'Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche, le 2 avril 2014.
Diaporama de la passation de pouvoir entre Geneviève Fioraso et Benoît Hamon
HEFCE analysis shows first dip in international student entrants to English higher education courses in nearly three decades.
A study by HEFCE demonstrates that growth in overseas entrants to higher education in England has reduced significantly since 2010 – the first decline in 29 years. See 'Global demand for English higher education: An analysis of international student entry to English higher education courses'. More...
A report released today by the National Centre for Universities and Business (NCUB) and funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) has found that being able to adapt to change and perform different functions adds significant value to the specialist knowledge of graduates.
The report entitled ‘Career Portfolios and the Labour Market for Graduates and Postgraduates in the UK’ is the first in a series of NCUB reports commissioned by HEFCE on business requirements for graduate and postgraduate skills.
Employers said that in some sectors the degree subject is no longer sufficient to identify the best candidates and that in a modern economy they seek agile staff who can adapt to rapidly changing conditions.
The full press release and publication are available on the NCUB website.
David Willetts, Minister for Universities and Science, has asked HEFCE to review the role of metrics in research assessment and management.
James Wilsdon, Professor of Science and Democracy at the Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex, will chair the review, supported by an independent steering group drawn from higher education institutions, research funders and national academies. More...
How to better understand decision-making behaviour and thus support students making choices about whether, what and where to study in higher education.
A report for the four UK Higher Education (HE) funding bodies, drawn from a number of academic disciplines, has been published. The findings will inform the funding bodies’ Review of the Provision of Information about higher education for students. More...
A research report published by HEFCE describes the achievements and challenges for universities in acting as ‘anchors’ of the economy and society.
Universities have a strong interest in being associated with thriving locations, as well as making national and international contributions. They are key elements in the knowledge economy and in the global competitiveness of places. More...
A national strategy developed by the Office for Fair Access (OFFA) and the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) to ensure that all those with the potential to benefit from higher education have equal opportunity to participate and succeed, has been published by the Government.
The report is available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-strategy-for-access-and-student-success.
Considerable progress has been made in recent years to widen access and ensure that students are successful in their studies and beyond. More...
HEFCE has today received a letter from the Minister for Universities and Science on new higher education campuses.
He has asked HEFCE to consider how the removal of the cap on student numbers from 2015-16 might contribute to the development of new, collaborative approaches to tertiary provision in areas which currently lack these facilities. HEFCE will work with higher education institutions, the Skills Funding Agency, further education colleges and Local Enterprise Partnerships to offer advice by Autumn 2014.
Download the Willetts letter to Atkins April 2014 as PDF (396 KB)
Global demand for English higher education: An analysis of international student entry to English higher education courses
This report examines shifts in enrolments of international students in higher education in England, and explores what might have caused them. It focuses on the entrant student population, which indicates the latest developments in student enrolments. It is one of a series of analyses by HEFCE of current data and future trends in higher education.
Download the Global demand for English higher education as PDF (1,090 KB) | Download the Global demand for English higher education as MS Word (7,200 KB)
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Get the data for 'Full-time international and EU higher education enrolments 1981-82 – 2012-13'
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