1309. sredin seminar: Kristijan Breznik: Network analysis of student mobility in Erasmus and Erasmus+ programs
Kristijan Breznik: Network analysis of student mobility in Erasmus and Erasmus+ programs
The internationalization of higher education has become a priority for the university system. It is crucial for institutions to analyse student mobility flows across countries to identify factors pulling and pushing students in a foreign country. In line with related works, the present contribution aims at comparing the characteristics of the student mobility trajectories involved in both Erasmus and Erasmus+ programmes by means of a network analysis approach. Starting from the European Union Open Data Portal, information are extracted and used to define network data structures for the two periods. The role and position covered by each country over time is explored by defining centrality scores and by assessing the sensibility of results in presence of data normalization procedures.