International Students, Universities and Immigration: Issues and Challenges
Wednesday 18th May 2011 14:12 (Updated: Thursday 19th May 2011 11:27)
Fri, May 27, 2011 - 12-1:30 P.M. in the Main Building Faculty Lounge, UPEI - Dr. Belkhodja’s research focuses on the questions of managing immigration in second-tier cities and in areas with low immigration, and the discourse and representations of cultural, religious and ethnic diversity.
Issues and Challenges
DR. CHEDLY BELKHODJA
Professor, Department of Political Science, Université de Moncton
Dr. Belkhodja’s research focuses on the questions of managing immigration in second-tier cities and in areas with low immigration, and the discourse and representations of cultural, religious and ethnic diversity.
With 17 universities and 4 colleges, Atlantic Canada is becoming a new destination for international students where almost 13 000 international students were enrolled in 2009. Increasingly, international students are presented as ideal migrants for advanced industrial countries. In countries with a tradition of immigration, policies for selecting highly skilled immigrants are now favoring the category of international students. Several studies will show the benefits of targeting students: They are seen as a solution to falling birth rates and aging population, they have the ability to integrate into the labour market, they are presented as actors that can increase the economic competitiveness and creativity of the host society, and they bring a new diversity to homogeneous areas. Dr. Belkhodja’s research explores the role of smaller universities and their impact towards immigration, policies and strategies from the perspective of the Atlantic region.
Friday, May 27th, 2011
12 -1:30 P.M.
Main Faculty Lounge
University of Prince Edward Island
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