Student mobility and the professional value of higher education from abroadDec 20 2011
The subject of this thesis is student mobility, more specifically Norwegians undertaking higher education abroad. The main focus is on labour market outcomes of higher education from abroad, but themes like individual and political rationales for student mobility, students’ assessments of the sojourn abroad and background selectivity aspects are also addressed.
The topics are situated at the intersection of sociology of education, higher education studies, and studies of labour market adaptation. Theory from each of these fields is applied. The thesis is largely based on survey data, consisting of an introductory essay and four papers.