IOE - Faculty of Education and Society


Agency problems in agent-based international student recruitment

18 May 2022, 12:00 pm–1:00 pm

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In this webinar, Dr Pii-Tuulia Nikula will present on the topic of agency problems in agent-based international student recruitment.

This event is free.

Event Information

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Centre for Higher Education Studies (CHES)

Most higher education institutions (HEIs) in the UK, Australia and New Zealand actively work with international student recruitment agents. This recruitment mode entails multiple risks, which can jeopardise the interests of international students, providers, and/or the government.

This presentation examines agency problems in agent-HEI-government relationships and the extent to which these can be mitigated.

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

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CHES research events provide a forum for academic debate, policy analysis and practice insight in higher education, supporting the exchange of theories, methods and data across social sciences.


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About the Speaker

Dr Pii-Tuulia Nikula

Senior Lecturer at the Eastern Institute of Technology in New Zealand

Pii-Tuulia Nikula

Pii-Tuulia holds a PhD in Politics and International Relations from the University of Auckland. 

Her research on education agents has been published in Studies in Higher Education, Journal of Studies in International Education and Higher Education Policy.

More about Dr Pii-Tuulia Nikula