Tsinghua talk outlines project’s methodological and theoretical bases

Project PI Yasemin Soysal gave a seminar in the Tsinghua Department of Sociology on 16 May 2018, entitled, International student mobility: Theoretical and methodological reflections from Bright Futures research project. Abstract: The increase in the number of internationally circulating higher education students in the last 50 years has been striking:  from approximately 250,000 in 1965, … Read moreTsinghua talk outlines project’s methodological and theoretical bases

International Student Mobility, World Rankings, and Transnational Imaginaries

Drawing on the Bright Futures data, project PI Yasemin Soysal elaborated the role of university rankings as a driving factor in international student mobility through both organizational and individual level analysis and findings as the keynote speaker at the International Conference on Education and Mobilities hosted by Beijing Normal University and University College London in … Read moreInternational Student Mobility, World Rankings, and Transnational Imaginaries

New Funding: Global Outlooks – Mapping the Pathways, Strategies and Models of Internationalization in Higher Education

Yasemin Soysal and Roxana Baltaru have received funding from the University of Essex’s Executive Dean Fund for a new one-year project on mapping internationalization in the university sector, focusing on the institutional level factors. Launched in September 2017, the project aims to develop analytical tools to measure internationalization. Internationalization ranks highly on universities’ agendas due … Read moreNew Funding: Global Outlooks – Mapping the Pathways, Strategies and Models of Internationalization in Higher Education

New study to compare the migration patterns of Japanese and Chinese Higher Education students

[Press Release, University of Essex] A ground breaking project comparing where Chinese and Japanese higher education students go to study, together with the external forces that influence their choices, is to begin at Essex. The £600,000 project will be led by Professor Yasemin Soysal from our Department of Sociology and will be jointly funded by the Economic and Social … Read moreNew study to compare the migration patterns of Japanese and Chinese Higher Education students

Where do we go from here: Current Themes in Migration Research

Yasemin Soysal (a former Willy Brandt guest professor) presented the analytical framework of Bright Futures project at the 15th Anniversary Symposium of the WB Professorship. She discussed the theoretical and research potential of comparisons between internal and international mobility of higher education students.  Thomas Faist (also a former Willy Brandt guest professor) was also a … Read moreWhere do we go from here: Current Themes in Migration Research

Internationalization of Higher Education – A Big Data Analysis

PI: Yasemin Soysal Co-I: Yang Hu, Roxana Baltaru [Funded by the British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grant and the Pro-Vice Chancellor Seedcorn Fund, University of Essex, 2016-2018] In recent decades, “internationalization” has been a key organizational strategy of the expansion of the core missions of higher education systems, beyond teaching and research to driving economic development … Read moreInternationalization of Higher Education – A Big Data Analysis