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Geopolitics and Global Events: International Student Recruitment in a Time of Disruption

Global Perspectives on Recruiting International Students: Challenges and Opportunities

ISBN: 978-1-83982-519-4, eISBN: 978-1-83982-518-7

Publication date: 1 June 2021

Abstract

International Education is worth billions of dollars to the world economy, and many countries such as the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia have government initiatives that look to stimulate and guide international student mobility, research and technology transfer. The involvement of the state into student mobility does not come without risk. Government foreign policy and international relations between sending countries and English-speaking study destinations threatens to upset the historical norms of international mobility. What is more, world events such as the global pandemic of 2020, will have a profound impact on the future of international education, and may change the international landscape altogether. This chapter will frame the challenges facing institutions who benefit from international mobility in the context of geopolitics and world events. It will explore how institutions can leverage strategic enrolment management tactics to help mitigate enrolment risks posed by global disruption.

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Stokes, J.M. (2021), "Geopolitics and Global Events: International Student Recruitment in a Time of Disruption", Shneikat, B., Cobanoglu, C. and Tanova, C. (Ed.) Global Perspectives on Recruiting International Students: Challenges and Opportunities, Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 125-138. https://doi.org/10.1108/978-1-83982-518-720211008

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