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International students in Switzerland : trajectories, stay rates, and intentions for post-graduate mobility

Lombard, Annique ; Piguet, Etienne (Dir.) ; Riaño, Yvonne (Codir.) ; van Mol, Christof (Codir.) ; Wiers-Jenssen, Jannecke (Codir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2019.

Increased international student mobility (ISM) has become one of the salient features of contemporary global migration. In the context of growing global mobility and the globalization of higher education, international student migration to Switzerland is changing significantly in both extent and character. Due to the importance of international students in current migration flows, their mobility...

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International Graduates in Switzerland: Transitioning into the Labor Market

Lombard, Annique ; Zufferey, Jonathan

(nccr on the move ; 21)

International students are potential highly skilled workers who can enter in their host country’s labor market. In Switzerland, migration policies regulate the selection criteria for migrant workers, including international students who subsequently seek employment after graduation. However, Switzerland has competing national interests: on the one hand, economic efficiency requires highly...

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Diplôme en poche – partir ou rester dans le pays hôte ? Une analyse des trajectoires des étudiants internationaux en Suisse

Lombard, Annique

In: Géo-Regards, revue neuchâteloise de géographie (Les étudiants internationaux), 2017, vol. 10, p. 31-54

Dans cet article, nous analysons le taux de prorogation de séjour en Suisse des diplômés internationaux de master qui est défini comme la proportion de cette population encore en Suisse deux ans après l’obtention du diplôme, en fonction de la nationalité, du domaine d’étude et de l’université. Nos conclusions montrent que le taux de prorogation des diplômés de l’UE/ AELE est...

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How to explain migration policy openness in times of closure? The case of international students in Switzerland

Riaño, Yvonne ; Lombard, Annique ; Piguet, Etienne

In: Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2017, p. 1-13

Since the 1990s, Swiss immigration policies have placed increasing restrictions on non-European Union (EU) immigrants. However, in 2011, based on the initiative of Jacques Neirynck, the Swiss Parliament approved a law facilitating the admission and integration of non-EU nationals with a Swiss university degree. How can this policy openness in times of closure be explained? Drawing on the...

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The Global Race for Talent in Switzerland. How to Explain Migration Policy Liberalisation to Allow International Students Staying after Graduation?

Riaño, Yvonne ; Lombard, Annique ; Piguet, Etienne

(nccr on the move ; 14)

Since the 1990s, Swiss immigration policies have placed more restrictions on non-EU nationals living and working in Switzerland. However, in 2011, based on the initiative of university professor and parliamentarian Jacques Neirynck, the Swiss Parliament approved a new law facilitating the admission and integration of non-EU nationals with a Swiss university degree. How can this policy openness in...