Here Nuffic staff and external experts provide background information on current events and analyse ongoing developments in international higher education.
Recently I participated in a seminar organised by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC) in the United Kingdom on measuring the impact of international scholarships. In 2007 the Commission organised a similar event which focused on methods to measure the results of scholarship programmes through tracer studies. DFID, the major sponsor of the Commonwealth Scholarship Programme, wanted to see some hard evidence of the results of the scholarships that had been awarded over the years
Ideally, to ascertain learning outcomes, we need to know what students know and can do before they enter university. This would be the same for learning outcomes in intercultural and international competencies: we would like to know how much (and what type of) intercultural and international experience students have at entering university.
Development cooperation, particularly through educational capacity building, contributes to growth of the middle class in developing regions, which, in turn, contributes to the sustainability of international business.