Faculté des lettres et sciences humaines

International Students: Switzerland’s Ideal Highly Skilled Migrants?

Riaño, Yvonne ; Piguet, Etienne

(nccr on the move ; 10)

International students are viewed by many countries as ideal immigrants: having studied at a local institution, they are assumed to better perform in the highly skilled labor market than internationally educated migrants. A global race for talent is thus going on, and several countries are putting policies in place to attract international students. Switzerland has also introduced policies to... More

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    International students are viewed by many countries as ideal immigrants: having studied at a local institution, they are assumed to better perform in the highly skilled labor market than internationally educated migrants. A global race for talent is thus going on, and several countries are putting policies in place to attract international students. Switzerland has also introduced policies to facilitate the stay of students from non-EU countries after graduation. Do they reach the desired goal?