International Student Mobility: A Geodemographic Perspective
Resume

International Student Mobility (ISM) is frequently studied in regard to issues such as employability and European identity. Less prominent in prior studies has been consideration of the socio-demographic aspect of ISM. Of specific concern are issues in regard to access to platforms such as the European Commission’s Erasmus programme, including differentials according to gender, socio-economic background and academic discipline. Added to this is the geodemographic dimension of institutional mobility: while new opportunities are being opened-up outside of the European Union as part of the outreach function of the Erasmus+ initiative, access to publically-supported mobility chances are becoming restricted within certain regions within the EU, a situation related to the austerity policies associated with the economic crisis in the Mediterranean countries and elsewhere. This project studies ISM along these two vectors, with a scientific aim of identify ideas for improving access to student mobility and addressing current deficits in provision.

Start Date
2015-02-01
End Date
2018-01-31
External Partners
CIES-IUL - Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology
Data from Ciência-IUL
ISCTE FCT Portugal
W3C