2.5.5. Business analytics and international STEM student decision-making

Date:  Thursday 8 October
Time: 4:10PM - 5:25PM
Location: R6

Session Type: Thematic session

Chair: Ms Joanne Barker, Director, International Office, The University of Adelaide (Australia)

International students in STEM: a global analysis (1099)

Higher education institutions, and in particular their programs and students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), are incubators of innovation that contribute to larger economic growth and prosperity. International students are critical to STEM programs in Australia as well as the US, Canada and the UK, as many courses are only operational because of the high percentage of overseas enrolments. As such, international students not only contribute to the advancement of research in a host destination, but also to the continuation of programs, especially at the postgraduate level. The numbers of international students in STEM have been increasing in certain destinations and declining in others. This session will examine primary data gathered from international students in Australia, Canada, the US and the UK to better understand the decision-making factors that affect STEM international students’ choice of course and destination country.

Key interest area (KIA): A&R
Sector(s): HE

Ms Zainab Malik, Director of Research, British Council Education Intelligence, Hong Kong SAR