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International student recruitment: policies and developments in selected countries

Authors: Rosa Becker and Renze Kolster

International student recruitment: policies and developments in selected countries

Authors: Rosa Becker and Renze Kolster January 2012

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Table of contents About the authors Acknowledgements Summary Acronyms

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Chapter 1 Introduction 1.1 Focus of the Study 1.2 Factors influencing international student mobility

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Chapter 2 National recruitment policies in recruiting countries 2.1 The Netherlands 2.2 France 2.3 Germany 2.4 Switzerland 2.5 The United Kingdom 2.6 The United States 2.7 Canada 2.8 Australia 2.9 Singapore 2.10 Malaysia 2.11 China 2.12 Conclusion

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Chapter 3 National student mobility policies in target recruitment countries 3.1 Brazil 3.2 China 3.3 India 3.4 Indonesia 3.5 Mexico 3.6 Russia 3.7 South Korea 3.8 Taiwan 3.9 Thailand 3.10 Vietnam 3.11 Argentina 3.12 Chile 3.13 Colombia 3.14 Egypt 3.15 Conclusion

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Conclusions and Implications

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About the authors This publication was written under the auspices of Nuffic (Netherlands organisation for international cooperation in higher education) by the following staff members: • Dr Rosa Becker, Senior Policy Officer / Researcher within the UNESCO and Expertise Development Directorate at Nuffic. She has a broad interest in all aspects relating to internationalisation of higher education, including teaching and learning, institutional strategy-making, and the international higher education market. • Renze Kolster, M.Phil, Researcher within the Information Services Directorate at Nuffic. His research interests include international student mobility patterns, the study motivation of national and international students and global academic competition.

Acknowledgements The authors would like to express their gratitude to Stephanie Hersbach and Beer Schröder, who wrote some of the initial country drafts, and the foreign experts who commented on individual chapters.

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Summary This report aims to provide an overview of international student recruitment and mobility policies by national governments in key recruiting and recruitment countries, and to identify the emerging implications of these developments for the Netherlands. The report is targeted at Dutch early-career policymakers at national and institutional levels, early-career marketing officers and researchers in the area of international student mobility. The report consists of four chapters. Chapter 1 sets out the focus of this study and gives an overview of the main factors that influence international student mobility. Chapter 2 analyses national government policies and strategies for international student recruitment in eleven countries that are active in international student recruitment. These countries include the Netherlands, France, Germany, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the United States, Ca