Online panel discussion: Two sides of the same coin

September 23, 2021
International students have faced some tough decisions on how to pursue their journey into higher education over the past couple of years. Exam cancellations and limited mobility have impacted their next steps after school. But how have higher education institutions reacted to these changes?

Online panel discussion: Two sides of the same coin

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Two sides of the same coin: different perspectives on student pathways to higher education.

International students have faced some tough decisions on how to pursue their journey into higher education over the past couple of years. Exam cancellations and limited mobility have impacted their next steps after school. But how have higher education institutions reacted to these changes? According to a recent survey by ISC Research, over 40% of higher education institutions (HEIs) around the world anticipate an increase in international undergraduate entry for the 2021-2022 academic year. 48% of these universities are welcoming international students without traditional grades, using alternative criteria instead. 

ISC Research explored the topic in a recently published report based on research conducted with representatives of HEIs across 23 countries, complemented by the views of student career and university guidance counsellors at international schools 

Join our live event panel to delve into our research. 

What changes have been implemented? What does the future of student pathways to higher education look like? How can international schools, HEIs and education suppliers work together to support students throughout their decision-making process? 

Pia Maske, East Asia Researcher at ISC Research, will discuss themes covered in our research with our panellists, including: 

Lucien Giordano, Group Director of International Outreach and Alumni Engagement at Education in Motion (EiM) a holding company over leading education brands including Dulwich College International, Dulwich International High School, Dehong, and Green School International.


Anne Kuijs, International Recruitment & Marketing Advisor, Tilburg University, The Netherlands.



Caitlin Brennan, Partner Development Director, InvestIN is a UK-based organisation that provides students aged 12-18 with an immersive experience of their dream career. Caitlin joined InvestIN in 2019 and now leads the partnerships team, who have built relationships with over 1,000 schools globally, with more than 45,000 students from 100+ countries having attended an InvestIN experience so far.

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Event date:
September 23, 2021

Event time:
2:00 pm

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