International Education Driving Economy
There are three parts to economic development: business, government and education. Businesses and governments work together to create opportunities and build the trust necessary for successful partnerships. Education, on the other hand, allows for the creation of “long-term relationships.”
In an article for Global Atlanta, Amanda Shailendra emphasizes the importance of education in economic development, as well as international trade and investment.
“Sometimes international linkages are present in a community but not utilized for economic development purposes,” she explained. “If a local professor has been working on research in coordination with an international partner, for instance, that partnership may spark secondary relationships, both within academia and with the greater business community.”
She goes on to explain that international education institutions drive partnerships like these; noting that universities, in particular, do so through their graduates.