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Immigration and Higher Education

Given unprecedented mobility worldwide, immigration (the movement of people across national borders for the purposes of temporary or permanent residence) is a pressing issue for higher education systems and institutions. Importantly, immigration has various driving factors, including economic mobility, family reunification, and displacement due to armed conflict or instability. Further, students from an immigrant background in any given national context may have arrived in the country themselves, be the child of immigrants, or be the grandchild of immigrants. In the social sciences, those who immigrate from another country are typically referred to as first generation, while the child of immigrants born in the destination country is referred to as second generation, and the grandchild of immigrants as third generation. (In popular usage in the United ...

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