Higher Education on the Move: New Developments in Global Mobility

This report, published in May 2009, with support from the AIFS Foundation, explores the effects of recent developments in higher education, the world economy, and government policy on global student and scholar mobility. Authors ask how these processes affect the most commonly discussed aspect of international education — the movement of students and scholars across national borders.


Allan E. Goodman, Institute of International Education
William L. Gertz, American Institute For Foreign Study


By Rajika Bhandari, Director of Research and Evaluation, Institute of International Education

Chapter 1
Global Student Mobility: Moving Towards Brain Exchange
By Rajika Bhandari and Peggy Blumenthal, Institute of International Education

Chapter 2
GATS and Transnational Mobility in Higher Education
By N.V. Varghese, International Institute for Educational Planning, UNESCO

Chapter 3
Internationalizing the Academy: The Impact of Scholar Mobility
By Sabine O’Hara, Council for International Exchange of Scholars

Chapter 4
Increasing Europe’s Attractiveness for International Students: What Can We Learn from the Bologna Process?
By Bernd Wächter, Academic Cooperation Association

Chapter 5
Joint and Dual Degree Programs: New Ventures in Academic Mobility
By Roberta Maierhofer and Ulla Kriebernegg, University of Graz

Chapter 6
Higher Education Rankings and the Global “Battle for Talent”
By Ellen Hazelkorn, Dublin Institute of Technology

Chapter 7
Global Competitiveness in Science and Technology and the Role of Mobility
By Titus Galama and James Hosek, RAND Corporation

Chapter 8
New Developments and Unintended Consequences: Whither Thou Goest, Internationalization?
By Jane Knight, University of Toronto

About the Global Education Research Reports

The Global Education Research Reports series is a joint effort of IIE and the AIFS Foundation to explore the most pressing and under-researched issues affecting international education policy today. The series will include five reports over three years with original research from IIE, as well as contributions by other experts in the field of international education, with funding from the AIFS Foundation.