All sectors Futures Intelligence ISANA Presentation

A new era in global education: Talent shortages and changing demographies


Tue 22 August 2017 11:50 am - 12:30 pm

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Dr Paul Spoonley

The Global Financial Crises (2008-2012) marked an interesting switch point in international education. While some developed societies have significantly reduced international student numbers, others have been more tenacious in on their international education engagement.

Two key factors will impact on future international student flows. Firstly, significant demographic changes – including ageing societies and declining fertility rates – will impact on labour supply. Secondly, the growing global economy will have significant implications for both employment and education.

In this session, Distinguished Professor Paul Spoonley will explore these trends and their implications for our international education industry. Awareness of these implications may enable us to adapt to the changing times.