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What is Project Atlas?

Project Atlas® is a collaborative global research initiative that provides a comprehensive picture and analysis of international student mobility in higher education. The initiative offers customized assessments and workshops worldwide to accommodate the needs of countries seeking to further strengthen national or regional data collection systems.

Thumbnail of Project Atlas one page overview 2016Learn more about Project Atlas services and activities around the world.

Download the one-page overview (336 KB, PDF)


Why does Project Atlas exist?

There is a need for improved research on student mobility data based on standardized definitions and time references. Project Atlas addresses this gap by sharing the most current data on the flow of globally mobile students and the higher education landscapes they interact in.

Infographics showing summary of Project Atlas dataNew 2016 Project Atlas Global Mobility Trends Report

To access data for each country, select the country profile page in the drop down menu on the left.

Download the Project Atlas Global Mobility Trends (810 KB, PDF)


Who powers Project Atlas?

Project Atlas is powered by a unique consortium of leading higher education and mobility research entities from around the world.


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Open Doors 2016 Report

Open Doors 2016: Report on International Educational Exchange provides a comprehensive statistical analysis of the latest global higher education mobility trends. Open Doors features graphic displays, maps, tables, figures and to-the-point policy-oriented analysis. The complete set of tables in this book is an essential resource for those concerned with the worldwide movement of students. The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State provides funding for this effort.

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