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Who are the most satisfied students?

Monday 2 April, i-Graduate will release the results from the 2011 International Student Barometer survey (ISB). Last year, Linköping University received broad acclaim and the hope is for more of the same.


Last year’s excellent results highlighted the fantastic student experience available at LiU for international students.

The results of the 2010 ISB clearly illustrated that overall student satisfaction at Linköping University rated higher than any other university in Sweden and second highest globally.

The International Graduate Insight Group (i-graduate) conducts the ISB by canvassing over one million students, easily the largest student survey in the world. Over 200 000 international students from 16 countries have participated in the survey.

Students are asked to answer questions addressing 80 different measures of academic structure, student services and infrastructure and the questions are divided into broad categories; Learning, Living, Support and Arrival. The students and their results remain anonymous.

The aim of the study is to collect feedback so that Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) can then enhance the international student experience on their respective campuses. Furthermore the ISB captures the perceptions and experiences of international students, demonstrates key trends in the international student experience, shares examples of best practice and provides practical recommendations to improve the student experience for HEIs.

Darren J. Hughes

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I-Graduate, strongly point out, that these results should be understood as a benchmark, primarily for universities to develop their operations. It is not a ranking system. I-Graduate distinguishes between a benchmark and a ranking. The International Student Barometer (ISB) provides the former. Each participating institution is informed of their benchmark position, however they do not receive information regarding other institutions.

Lars Holberg, Director of International Relations +46 13 281 694

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