International Students in Scottish Higher Education: Institutional Settings and Individual Life Projects and Identity Change

The project funded through the Adam Smith Foundation Seedcorn Fund with Marta Moskal as PI aims to develop a better understanding of the driving forces and resources of these students’ international migration to Scotland and to explore how their identities are transformed by their experiences in Scotland. Moreover, the research will examine the role of Scottish universities to develop strength among students in terms of their strategic positioning within the global labour market as well as building a moral sense of global solidarity. It will also advance understanding of the impact of international students on ‘home’ students at Scottish universities and on the ‘cosmopolitan’ consciousness they could possibly developed.