National Center of Competence in Research – The Migration-Mobility Nexus
International Student Mobility between the South and the North
Increased international student mobility has become one of the salient features of contemporary global migration. According to the OECD, the numbers of international students enrolled in tertiary education worldwide have significantly grown in recent decades: From 0.8 million in 1975 to 4.5 million in 2012. International students have been portrayed as playing a key role in research and innovation. This project aims at shedding light on the character and dynamics of international student mobility to Switzerland, through analysis of their study and post-study trajectories, and the role of institutional policies in shaping their (im)mobilities.