Government Report on Cross Border Student Flows

Joint Report by the Department for Employment and Learning and the Department of Education and Skills, June 2015

Research Report :
An Analysis of Existing Statistics on Student Flows Between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland in Higher Education and Further Education

Foreword: It is recognised that student mobility brings economic, social and cultural benefits to countries and regions; however it is important to understand the impact of such movement on existing populations and the capacity to provide efficient and effective services in both jurisdictions. This joint report on students’ flows between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland is a welcome outcome of the co-operation and collaboration between the Department of Education and Skills (ROI) and the Department for Employment and Learning (NI). This report will contribute to the analysis of student flows and help inform policy developments and provision in both jurisdictions.

Both Departments will continue to work together for the mutual benefit of our respective stakeholders and we look forward to further collaborations.

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