The number of international students in higher education programs worldwide has more than doubled in less than two decades, with a strong focus on STEM and doctoral programs, according to OECD's latest Education at a Glance report.
The latest research from OECD reveals that STEM subjects are undertaken by one-third of globally mobile tertiary students, suggesting that lower language requirements but also better career opportunities are reasons for this trend.
This month 80 member countries of PISA will meet to discuss a new ‘assessment of global competence’ to be rolled out for its 2018/19 study which could diversify the cross-national test away from its core areas of mathematics, reading and science.
Asian students continued to represent over half of international students enrolled in tertiary education in 2013, according to the latest Education at a Glance report by OECD, which also shows the proportion of international students is higher at the more advanced degree levels.
As the most comprehensive assessment of the international education industry available, the OECD's annual Education at a Glance report sheds light on trends in international student mobility, what's driving student choice as growth in outbound students decelerates globally. Beckie Smith reports.
Some 4.5 million students studied abroad in 2012, but growth has slowed compared to previous years, the latest Education at a Glance report from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the most thorough international student market report available, reveals.