Many people leaving their homes to study overseas never return | 360info
Education Brain Drain is a 360info special report exploring the idea that global education is a form of colonization whereby developing economies are robbed of the intellect, skill, and sheer numbers of educated people they require to build solid institutions or innovate in science and technology.
The UNESCO IESALC research “Moving minds: Opportunities and challenges for virtual student mobility in a post-pandemic world”, was included in this report to show how the number of students in higher education who travel overseas for study has grown from around 300,000 in 1963, to two million in 2000 and up to six million in 2019. It also reveals, among other relevant issues, how higher education institutions and schools closed in 185 countries because of the Covid-19 pandemic, affecting about 1.5 billion students.
The 360info report includes a short interview with SOAS’s Adam Habib and a data interactive showing the two-way movement of global students. 360info delivers verified and reliable information operating as a “wire agency,” supplying contextual and explanatory news features ready for publication on other publisher’s outlets at no cost under Creative Commons.