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Title: Does university quality drive international student flows?

Author(s): Linda Van Bouwel and Reinhilde Veugelers

Publication Date: January 2010

Keyword(s): higher education, international student mobility, quality indicators and university rankings

Programme Area(s): Labour Economics

Abstract: We examine whether the (research) quality of a country?s higher education system drives macro-flows of foreign tertiary students in Europe. We use various measures on the quality of a country?s higher education system in an extended gravity model. We find that quality has a positive and significant effect on the size and direction of flows of students exchanged between 18 European countries.

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Van Bouwel, L and Veugelers, R. 2010. 'Does university quality drive international student flows?'. London, Centre for Economic Policy Research. https://cepr.org/active/publications/discussion_papers/dp.php?dpno=7657