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International students and Higher Education systems in France and the UK: a historical perspective

23 February 2022, 12:00 pm–1:00 pm

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In this webinar, Vincent Carpentier will offer a historical lens on student mobility at a time when Higher Education (HE) systems and their internationalisation face a series of unprecedented economic, social, geopolitical and environmental challenges.

This event is free.

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Centre for Higher Education Studies (CHES)

Vincent will discuss research focused on France and the UK since the 1920s and draws on new historical datasets to explore the long-term dynamics, connections and tensions between the trends and patterns of inward student mobility and the expansion, transformation and institutional differentiation of higher education in both countries. 

This event will be particularly useful for those interested in policies and practices in higher education.

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About the Speaker

Dr Vincent Carpentier

Reader in History of Education at IOE

He is an Associate Editor of the London Review of Education. His comparative research on the historical relationship between educational systems, economic cycles and social change is located at the interface of history of education and political economy. His current research explores the long-term connections and tensions between funding, equity and quality in higher education at both national and global levels.

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