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University of Hull: Putting student voice at the heart of international strategy

With an 'overall satisfaction’ score of 91% (vs bespoke UK benchmark of 87%) and an 'overall learning experience’ result of 92% (vs global benchmark...
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Improving international admissions and promoting the collegiate experience

Durham University is very much aware of the unique and distinctive student experience the institution is able to offer, and maintaining high...
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Responding to international education challenges at University of Southern Queensland

Here, Ren Yi, Pro-Vice Chancellor (International) talks about what it means for the University of Southern Queensland to capture the student voice...
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Informing student recruitment strategies in a competitive landscape

Many international education stakeholders will of course be driven by an interest in the student experience – indeed this frames a significant...
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Planning effective recruitment strategies in existing and new markets

As with many universities, COVID represented a temporary halt on the University of Limerick’s plans to develop their internationalization strategy...
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The benefits of isolating international student satisfaction data

  De Montfort University has been participating in the International Student Barometer (ISB) since 2020. We hear from Chris McCafferty, International...
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Distance Learning in UK Universities: How do UK Universities compare to global benchmarks?

Distance learning has shown significant growth over recent years, and the latest Student Barometer dataset demonstrates that UK universities are...

日本-強力で持続可能な留学生市場の構築

留学生人口を増やしたいという願望は、1983年以来 日本政府の政策となっている。2019年5月、留学生は学生人口の7.8%を占めた。 大学生の急速な減少に伴い、留学生は重要な収入源であるだけでなく、多様性を追加し、国内の学生が恩恵を受け異文化コミュニケーションを可能にすることができる。...

Clear improvements in student learning and living experience

Two weeks ago we looked at data on overall happiness and satisfaction from the live data from this year’s Student Barometer. This week I want to...
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Things are looking up for international students

Over the last few months, we’ve been filled with hope as institutions have begun to open their doors to students from around the world. Inevitably,...
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Amplifying the student voice to move beyond Covid-19 equitably and successfully, for all student groups

StudentSurvey.ie is the survey managed by i-graduate on behalf of the Higher Education Authority since 2014. It looks at the academic, personal and...
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Insight supporting a drive to be the best HE institution in the region

A look at how Singapore Institute of Management (SIM) Global Education is enhancing the student experience across the full reach of the institution. ...

What leads to student satisfaction and recommendation in N.America?

By Nannette Ripmeester In this article we look at the value of listening to the student voice during times of disruption and hear how the...

Japan - building a strong and sustainable international student market

Japan’s desire to increase its international student population has been government policy since 1983. In May 2019, international students...
Pandemic student

More Australian students studying overseas pre-pandemic

The Australian Universities Directors’ Forum (AUIDF) has today released its latest learning abroad research, measuring the international experience...

A report card on online learning - the Higher Education perspective

A recent article by KSI, the Strategic Institute for Asia Pacific, explores the effectiveness of Higher Education Institution's use of online tools...
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Understanding the student voice in the context of the global pandemic

COVID-19 Response Barometer The COVID-19 Response Barometer has been borne out of necessity – the necessity for Higher Education Institutions to hear...
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University of Minnesota: Improving international student experience through an institution-wide understanding of student perceptions

  Xi Yu, Evaluation Specialist at the International Student and Scholar Services at University of Minnesota (UofM) Twin Cities, has been running the ...
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How did students in Australia rate their institution’s response to Covid-19?

From June to September this year i-graduate ran a worldwide survey of local and international students about their study experiences during COVID-19....
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Coventry University: Enhancing the student experience as part of a successful long-term internationalisation strategy

Coventry University currently attracts over 30,000 students from around 150 countries. Overseas students are primarily located in the major campuses...

Which country's international students are the most satisfied with their institutions Covid-19 response?

While the constantly evolving COVID-19 situation makes it difficult to predict, a number of studies have shown that students are more likely to delay...

Optimising international collaboration and partnerships in the post-pandemic Higher Education landscape

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought global disruption to the Higher Education sector, severely impacting the functioning of international partnerships....
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Optimising social and academic integration in the post-pandemic Higher Education landscape

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on the Higher Education sector over the last few months. Institutions and networks continue to react...
Reflections on Webinars

Reflections on Employability - reflections on The PIE Online Conference and Chronicle Webinars: looking beyond the baseline employability statistics

The buzz globally has been for a while around employability and it will reach ‘fever pitch’ as countries emerge from COVID with their economies in...
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COVID-19: A national comparison of students’ satisfaction with the response of their education institution

Data from a recent global survey by i-graduate adds to the enormous body of data about COVID-19. i-graduate’s COVID-19 Response Barometer surveyed...
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ASEAN institutions set high standards in their response to Covid-19

It is abundantly clear that countries around the world have reacted very differently to the COVID pandemic and when we reach the other side of this,...

Estonia’s shining example of an evidence-informed internationalisation strategy

Estonia's approach to higher education internationalisation continues to reap rewards, and provides insight about the role played by the...
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Student experience in the time of COVID-19 - Survey results

The outbreak of COVID-19 in early 2020 was, in modern times, unprecedented. And it required an unprecedented response from education institutions...

Indiana University, N.America:

Indiana University Bloomington (IUB) has a long tradition of welcoming international students, dating back to the 1800’s. Over the past 10 years, the...

The decline in international enrolments – looking beyond the headlines

United States Higher Education institutions are experiencing a decline in new international student enrolment not seen since the three years...
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How German universities, under the guidance of the DAAD, are leveraging ISB report data to attract international students

Universities the world over are competing for the same pool of international students. So insight into this market, and why international students...

University of Waikato, New Zealand: Staying competitive by spotting trends early using the Barometer data

  Although only 51 years old, the University of Waikato in New Zealand has carved out a reputation as one of the boldest and most innovative...

University of Oxford, UK: Fighting Survey fatigue and reporting to engage

  Jonathan Gordon, Student Information Manager at the University of Oxford shares insight into how he uses the Student Barometer(SB) to manage...

The Chinese University of Hong Kong: Links with international institutions give us the edge

  The Chinese University of Hong Kong has built a reputation as a first-class comprehensive tertiary academic institution known for its research...

Australian National University: Making the Barometer results accessible to all staff

  The Australian National University have been using the International Student Barometer (ISB) and the Student Barometer (SB) since 2012. Around...

University of Groningen, Netherlands: Providing an excellent first impression

  Situated in one of the Netherlands’ most exciting cities, the University of Groningen offers a combination of academic heritage and intellectual...

Universität Bayreuth, Germany: Improving the international student experience

  Universität Bayreuth took part in the International Student Barometer (ISB) for the first time in 2010. The ISB is the largest annual survey of...

Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany:  Finding your way as an international student in Germany

  A student’s arrival experience is one of the first they have of the institution. The arrival is the crucial start of the student and institution...
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4 key considerations in redressing the imbalance of student enrolments in India's HE

There was much discussion at the recent World Education Summit 2019 in Delhi around the draft National Education Policy (NEP); I just wanted to focus...
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New approaches to internationalisation in higher education

We sat down with Professor Helen Spencer-Oatey, Director, Centre for Applied Linguistics at the University of Warwick, to hear her take on...
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Investing in student experience, what we can learn from the University of Nottingham

Studying abroad is on the rise, with UCAS reporting there were 7,300 more applications from international students to British universities in 2018...
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The real student voice - what do international students really want and need? 

Those of you on the regular circuit of conferences and workshops in higher education will be more than familiar with discussions on the ‘Student...

The Brexit effect – are students more or less likely to study in the UK?

Since the 2016 referendum result to leave the European Union was announced, there has been speculation and some concern about the potential impact on...
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The international study experience in Germany: How does it compare?

We take a look at how German higher education institutions performed in terms of internationalisation in the academic year 2016-17. Results are from...
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Satisfied students - using data to improve the student experience

A recent visit to a university in South East Asia highlighted for me another aspect of the student experience that I hadn’t perhaps thought about in...
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Five Top Tips for Integrating International and Domestic Students

Numerous studies have indicated that universities face challenges regarding international and domestic students’ integration. Carolin Debray and...
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Are postgraduate students happy with their student experience?

Over half a million students take a postgraduate course in the UK every year. And today, these students have a world of choice, informed by personal...
Fostering global graduates

What does it mean to foster ‘Global Graduates’?

Numerous universities across the world are promoting internationalisation and trying to foster ‘global graduates’. However, it can be confusing to...