International Higher Education Commission
Former Universities Minister Rt Hon Chris Skidmore MP has launched an International Higher Education Commission under his Chairmanship, supported by Oxford International, to establish a new ‘International Education Strategy 2.0’ in partnership with the Higher Education community.
The latest report commissioned by the International Higher Education Commission (IHEC) reveals a decline in the international diversity of UK campuses. The loss of incoming Erasmus+ exchange students and UK students' decline in foreign language studies are contributing factors. To address this issue, the IHEC recommends that internationalisation at home to be one of the central parts of the UK's higher education strategy. The report provides several recommendations to enhance the advantages of internationalisation at home, including strengthening capacity and capability across various aspects of internationalisation. More details for a new international higher education strategy will be outlined in a final report planned to be published this November.
Our latest report, compiled by London Higher and Middlesex University, explores the challenges and aspirations of London-based international students.
Informed by a roundtable discussion, the report reiterates the wide range of factors influencing the university journey of London-based international students, including the availability of accommodation; the challenges of rising costs; and expectations around academic performance.
The new report highlights the key policy areas that must be addressed to improve the student experience and keep London competitive, namely: Employability, Accessibility, Integration, Transportation and Representation. More broadly, the report underlines the importance of bringing international students to the forefront of discussions examining higher education policy.
A thorough data analysis on the international student recruitment market to offer a reliable evidence base for future action, challenging several assumptions and myths surrounding the UK's international student population.