Session 05.04

Campfire: What are the biggest international mobility barriers for STEM students?

  • Thursday 26 Sept
  • Campfire pod 02, Level 0, Messukeskus Expo and Convention Centre
  • Level: all
  • Related Expert Communities Mobility Advising

There are approximately 4 million internationally mobile higher education students in the world, but most of these students tend to study general language or business and management subjects. In fact, the data suggest that students pursuing STEM qualifications have one of the lowest mobility participation rates. Come along to this campfire session to discuss why this is the case and what we can do to remove the barriers to mobility of STEM students.


  • Mobility


  • Angelos Stefanidis, 
    Bournemouth University, United Kingdom


  • Maria Knutson Wedel, 
    Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden