Foreign students in the USA

New data is available on flows of graduate students into the USA via the US Council of Graduate Schools. The Council’s website notes:

CGS’ latest survey report on international graduate admissions trends found an 8% increase in offers of admission to prospective international students. This is the third consecutive increase, but 78% of U.S. graduate schools still received fewer applications in 2007 than they did in 2003.

The survey also found that almost 30% of U.S. graduate schools have established international collaborative programs (joint and dual degrees), and the rate is even higher at universities with large international graduate enrollments. Additionally, almost a quarter of institutions plan to establish one or more programs in the next two years.

This is the first of many, no doubt, postings, that will link into newly released reports and articles covering flows of brains (aka foreign students), a key dimension of the “higher ed wars” that Susan Robertson (Bristol) and Ruth Keeling (Cambridge) are starting to analyze.

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