Internationalisation of higher education
The wider benefits of international HE to the UK (BIS, 2013)
The short-term benefit of international students studying within UK higher education are well understood, including substantial ‘education export' income (through their fees, and their other expenditure while studying here) and the way they enrich campus life and even maintain the numerical viability of some study disciplines.
CRAC led a project in 2012-13 to examine and evaluate the wider and longer-term benefits, both to the graduates and to the UK itself. These included economic, social, political, cultural and educational impacts, many relating to ‘soft power' - how international HE study supports Britain's place in the world. The results depict a highly positive view of the impact of HE study in the UK, through the lens of alumni.