“Bright Futures”: A Comparative Survey Study of Higher Education Student Mobilities


A multi-sited survey of students enrolled in tertiary education in China, Japan, Germany and the UK. With a sample size of about 9000, the survey implemented a structured sampling approach, based on university ranking and size, and in China it was additionally stratified by provinces, taking into consideration the geographic inequalities in access to education. 


Data: https://reshare.ukdataservice.ac.uk/854291/

Technical report: 854291_BrightFutures_TechnicalReport.pdf


Main content

Selected Publications

Yasemin Nuhoğlu Soysal and Héctor Cebolla-Boado (2020) “Observing the Unobservable: Selectivity and Agentic Individuality Among Higher Education Students in China and Europe”, Froniers in Sociology 5:9. https://doi.org/10.3389/fsoc.2020.00009

Héctor Cebolla-Boado, Yang Hu and Yasemin Nuhoğlu Soysal (2018) “Why study abroad? Sorting of Chinese students across British universities”, British Journal of Sociology of Education 39 (3): 365–380. https://doi.org/10.1080/01425692.2017.1349649