International Research Forum “Global Student Mobility and Career Pathways : Findings from Empirical Analyses in Asis and the USA”

The number of foreign students received and sent by Japanese universities decreased dramatically amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In the world as a whole, however, the number of international students did not stagnate, but continued to increase even during the pandemic. With the global expansion of online education, the number of graduates with foreign degrees will continue to increase.
This forum will present the findings from analyses conducted on the international mobility of students and workers, their degree attainment, and their post-graduate careers. The primary focus will be on Asia and the U.S. We seek to explore the implications of differences in mobility, educational attainment, higher education policies, and learning environments for labor market, social, and economic performance. This exploration will be approached from the perspectives of higher education theory, educational policy theory, sociology of education, and economics of education.