Oxford University has claimed the prime position for a third consecutive year in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, but the UK's reputation is showing signs of slipping amid intensifying competition from institutions across Asia.
In this two-part analysis, Claudia Civinini takes a look at how changing work rights policies have shaped the fortune of host countries, how they have impacted on the student experience, and the difficult conversations that providers, students and policy makers sometimes need to have.
While students turn to part-time work to support themselves at university, their parents take on extra work and borrow money to contribute to their education – but the funding gap is still quite substantial, a new survey by HSBC shows.
A recent survey of powerful global businesses concluded that 32% of global CEOs studied abroad. Stakeholders in the industry have argued that a global education helps achieve success, but what about famous faces from beyond the business sphere?
Viggo Stacey investigates.