Tertiary Education in the Context of Globalization. Translating vision into reality, the case of Mauritius. By Dr Nittin Essoo Director Rushmore Business School Mauritius. Presentation outline The Mauritian tertiary education landscape Rushmore Business School • The vision for Mauritius
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Tertiary Education in the Context ofGlobalization.Translating vision into reality, the caseof Mauritius.ByDr Nittin EssooDirector Rushmore Business SchoolMauritius
• The vision for Mauritius
• Global and regional trends in student mobility
• Public and private providers
• National Qualifications Framework
• Regulation and quality assurance
Tertiary Education Commission
Mauritius Qualifications Authority
• Degree Awarding Powers
• Collaborative partnerships and presence of
• Knowledge hub - provision for foreign students
Aim & Mission
•To transfer solutions to management
problems through our students, research and
Programmes range from Level 4 certificates to PhD.
• All degrees awarded by British or French partner
• Franchise agreement or fly-in faculty from partner institutions.
• All courses are accredited by local regulator.
• Some 50 academic staff (FT and PT), 15 administrative staff.
• Study abroad semester or academic year for European students.
• Academic output: some 600 graduates to date
Increase access for local
• Demand for international higher education is set to increase from 1.8 million international students in 2000 to 7.2 million students in 2025
• Asia will represent some 70% of total global demand, of which China and India will be the key growth drivers, representing over half of global demand and Africa will play a major role.
• Australia’s share of global demand is set to increase from 3% to 8% with a total forecasted number of around one million students
• Offshore programmes in Australia will account for 44% of this total demand
• Asia will continue to dominate the global demand for Australian higher education reaching 92% in 2025
• China: 421,100
• India: 153,300
• Republic of Korea: 105,300
• Germany: 77,500
• Japan: 54,500
• France: 54,000
• Malaysia: 46,500
• Russia: 42,900
These countries account for 37.5% of world’s mobile students.
The whole of SADC countries in Africa accounted for 89,000
of mobile students in 2009.
• Central Asia: 5% of world’s mobile students
• Arab States: 7% of world’s mobile students
• East Asia and the Pacific: 29% of world’s mobile students, of which, China account for 15%
• South and West Asia: 9% of world’s mobile students, of which, India is 5.5%
• Central and Eastern Europe: 11% of world’s mobile students
• Latin America and the Caribbean: 6% of world’s mobile students
• North America and Western Europe: 18% of world’s mobile students
• Others: around 10% of world’s mobile students
ISCED 56 Enrolment (million)
growth: 6.5 %
growth: 8 %
1970 1980 1990 2000 2010
GED 2009: update with GED2010
GER ISCED 56
students is relatively stable
Number of mobile students from a given region as a percentage of tertiary enrolment in that region (outbound mobility ratio), 1999 and 2007
Outbound mobility ratio (%)
• Cost of living
• Hospitable and vibrant nation
• Safe and secure environment – low crime rate
• Multi-cultural environment
• Bi-lingual or multi-lingual society
• Enriching Student experience
• Possibilities for internships and occupational permits in the medium term
• Increasing number of students going abroad to pursue tertiary education.
• A large number of African students go to South Africa for studies.
• Visa Schemes and immigration procedures seem to play an increasingly important role in the decision process – students not only seeking employment but (temporary) residency.
• Countries which facilitate the arrival and integration of international students through these schemes will be more competitive.
• “Student Experience” is an important motivational factor.
• Cost of higher education will prove to be a competitive edge.
• UNESCO Institute for Statistics: Global Education Digest (2009)
• “Global Student Mobility 2025”. Bohm, Davis,
Meares and Pearce (2002)
• “International Student Mobility”. World Education News and Reviews (2007)