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March 14, 2017

Webinar: International student recruitment strategies in times of shifting mobility patterns


webinar moderated by Rahul Choudaha on student mobility US, UK, Australia, Canada, India, China, Saudi Arabia, Korea




The UK and the US are set on a path to creating more barriers to attracting and retaining international students. The two largest source countries of international students – China and India – are also experiencing economic challenges which in turn are likely to decelerate the ambitions and ability of students to go abroad.

The combination of these changes in the leading source and destination countries indicates that institutions must embrace themselves for a new environment of uncertainty, hyper-competition, and turbulence.

University World News, DrEducation, and StudyPortals partnered to convene an hour-long, free webinar on 12 April. It brought together a panel of experts to examine how they are adapting institutional strategies in a new environment. What are the strategic options institutions are considering in response to this turbulence? The discussion highlighted diverse perspectives to inform international enrollment strategies.

Access the Recording of the Webinar 

The hour-long online event received 1,243 registrations with around 37% from the USA, 12% from the United Kingdom, 6% from Canada and just over 45% from the rest of the world.

This webinar is the fourth in the series of webinars on international higher education hosted by University World News and organized by DrEducation. In total, over 4,000 people from around the world have registered for these webinars.

The panel was moderated by Rahul Choudaha, CEO, DrEducation and author of the recent article, “Three Waves of International Student Mobility (1999–2020)” published in Studies in Higher Education.

The expert panel includes:
  • Kathleen Massey is University Registrar and Executive Director, Enrolment Services at McGill University, Canada 
  • Vincenzo Raimo is Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement) at the University of Reading, UK
  • Adina M. Lav is Assistant Provost for International Enrollment at the George Washington University, US 
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