World demand for higher education continues to climb, driven by the insatiable desires for the socio-economic mobility of individuals, and by governments who now widely recognise that broad access to higher education, and the production of degrees at the baccalaureate, professional and doctoral level, is one of the primary factors for economic development.
At the same time education, and specifically higher education, could play a much larger role in rebalancing the US balance of trade. The US is http://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifan underachiever in enrolling international students at the undergraduate level, and is still strong at the graduate level. But indicators show that this strength is eroding as universities elsewhere in the world are improving their quality and marketing, and as governments expand programmes intended to draw the world's pool of talented and increasingly mobile young people.
Para una copia del estudio sobre esta situación, por el Center for Studies in Higher Education, University of California - Berkeley, oprima aquí.