Migration of international students and mobilizing skills in the MENA Region

S. Nour

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Abstract

This paper uses both the descriptive and comparative approaches to
provide an overview of migration of international students from the
Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and mobilizing skills in the
MENA Region. We fill the gap in the MENA literature and present a more
comprehensive and updated analysis of migration of international
students from the MENA region. Our findings support the first hypothesis
that the number of international students from the MENA region increased
substantially over the past years. Our results corroborate the second
hypothesis that international students from the MENA region are
concentrated in few countries. Our findings support the third hypothesis
that skills of international students can be better mobilized in their
countries of origin by addressing the push-pull factors that determine
migration of skills from the MENA region.

Keywords: migration, international students' mobility, mobilizing
skills, MENA region
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationMaastricht
PublisherUNU-MERIT
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014

Publication series

SeriesUNU-MERIT Working Papers
Number031

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