Student Mobility in Ireland and Northern Ireland

To date, there has been no systematic research on the extent of student mobility in higher education between Ireland and Northern Ireland, though the extent of mobility of students from Northern Ireland to the other countries of the UK has long been a policy issue. This study draws on administrative data, qualitative interviews with stakeholders and a consultation with policymakers to document the nature of current mobility patterns between Ireland, Northern Ireland and Great Britain. This research is part of a broader Shared Island programme in conjunction with the Department of the Taoiseach.