1st Edition

International Student Recruitment and Mobility in Non-Anglophone Countries
Theories, Themes, and Patterns

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ISBN 9781032109626
February 25, 2022 Forthcoming by Routledge
320 Pages 34 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

 International Student Recruitment and Mobility in Non-Anglophone Countries offers a detailed analysis of global dimensions and trends in international student mobility and recruitment. It examines current data on student flows, policies and instruments, obstacles and opportunities for recruitment, and the roles of multiple stakeholders, from different parts of the world.

Considering the current geopolitical developments and tensions, increased competition for global talent, health and sustainability concerns, growing nationalism, and other factors, non-Anglophone countries are likely to increase their recruitment efforts moving forward. This book highlights the initiatives and instruments of these countries to attract international students and build long-term internationalization strategies.

With case studies from Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Latin America, International Student Recruitment and Mobility in Non-Anglophone Countries is a must-read text for international education policy advisors at the national and institutional levels and in the international higher education industry around the globe.

Table of Contents

List of figures and tables

Authors’ bios

Foreword to the Series, Internationalization in Higher Education

Preface: Hans de Wit, Ekaterina Minaeva, and Lizhou Wang


List of acronyms


1. International Student Recruitment and Mobility: Dominant Themes from Literature and Examples from Key Non-Anglophone Countries, by Lizhou Wang

2. National Agencies and Private Actors in International Student Recruitment, by Ekaterina Minaeva, Lizhou Wang, and Hans de Wit

3. English as Medium of Instruction in Non-Anglophone Countries: A Global Comparative Analysis of Policies, Practices, and Implications, by 

Lisa Unangst, Philip G. Altbach, and Hans de Wit


4. Destination France: Repositioning French Higher Education in a Globalized World, by Ludovic Highman and Ariane de Gayardon

5. International Student Recruitment in Germany, by Uwe Brandenburg

6. Attracting International Students to the Netherlands, by Floor van

Donselaar, Margje Geurts, and Hendrik Jan Hobbes

7. International Student Recruitment in Romania, by Cristina-Ramona Fit and Cezar Mihai Haj 

8. International Student Recruitment and Mobility in Russia: Upgrading the Post-Soviet Model, by Ekaterina Minaeva and Ivan Prostakov

9. Inbound International Student Mobility in Turkish Higher Education, by Hakan Ergin


10. International Education and International Student Recruitment in China: Development and Challenges, by Wen Wen and Lizhou Wang

11. Changing Context, Changing Strategies: Opportunities and challenges in attracting international students to India, by Eldho Mathews

12. International Students in Japan: Changes and Challenges, by Futao Huang

13. The Korean Case of International Student Recruitment: Remarkable Progress but

Internally Flawed, by Edward Choi

14. International Students in Malaysian Higher Education, by Doria Abdullah, Chang-Da Wan, and Morshidi Sirat

Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East and North Africa, and sub-Saharan Africa

15. Twenty-five Years of Internationalization and International Student Recruitment—The South African Story, by Nico Jooste

16. Trends, Data, and Dimensions of International Student Mobility and Recruitment in Latin America and the Caribbean; the Middle East and North Africa; and sub-Saharan Africa, by Hans de Wit and Nico Jooste

17. Recommendations on International Student Recruitment and Mobility for Non-Anglophone Countries, by Hans de Wit, Ekaterina Minaeva, Lizhou Wang, and Isak Froumin

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Hans de Wit is Professor Emeritus, Distinguished Fellow, and former director of the Center for International Higher Education, Boston College, USA.

Ekaterina Minaeva is an analyst at the Institute of Education, National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE), Moscow, Russia.

Lizhou Wang is a doctoral student and research assistant at the Center for International Higher Education, Boston College, USA.