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ERIC Number: EJ993632
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Apr
Pages: 15
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-1060-9393
Mobile Students in Russia's Higher Education
Pugach, V. F.
Russian Education and Society, v54 n4 p32-46 Apr 2012
A current trend in the process of internationalization in higher education is the worldwide rise in the numbers of mobile students. In 1995, 1.4 million foreign students obtained a higher education outside their own country; in 2004 the figure was 2.7 million. In 2008, there were about 3 million mobile students in the world, and by 2020 the number is predicted to rise to 7 million. The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Institute of Statistics proposes the following indicators for characterizing international incoming student mobility: (1) the absolute numbers of incoming students (the number of mobile students who have come into the country from another country to attend school); (2) the percentage of incoming mobility (mobile students attending school in the country in terms of their percentage with respect to the total number of students in the system of higher education of the country); and (3) the distribution of mobile students broken down by the receiving countries (mobile students attending school in the country, in terms of the percentage of the total number of mobile students in the whole world). This article presents the results of an analysis of the territorial mobility of young people in their pursuit of a higher education in Russia. Results show that Russian competitiveness in the international market for education remains weak, and it is attractive mainly to students from the former Soviet republics and students from Asia. (Contains 6 figures and 1 table.) [This article was translated by Kim Braithwaite.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Russia