What if you could collaborate with like-minded universities and share data to enhance your student recruitment and learning abroad strategies?

We propose a new revolution for data collaboration within the international education sector giving you the power to evaluate your operations within a trusted and dynamic environment, enabling you to determine best practices and to ensure you make informed decisions in order to facilitate your future success and to optimise your operations.


  • .

  • We have produced comprehensive benchmark reports for universities across the globe.

  • .

  • We work closely with institutions to design a benchmark analysis to meet the needs of the group of institutions.  

  • .

  • We provide continuous support to institutions throughout all stages of the benchmarking process.

  • .

  • We conduct a validation of data based on information provided by each institution.

  • .

  • We produce comprehensive benchmark analysis reports which are tailored for each institution including extensive commentary, tables and data visualisations. 

  • .

  • We create dynamic data visualisations and dashboards for our clients in order to present the benchmark analysis findings. 

  • .

  • Information provided by institutions is kept in the strictest confidence.

What could be benchmarked?

  • International student recruitment strategies

  • .

  • Performance of student mobility initiatives

  • .

  • Pricing and course offering across institutions

  • .

  • Student services and alumni engagement

  • .

  • Conversion and student retention strategies

  • .

  • Digital marketing strategies across universities



Benchmarking International Operations (BIO)
Benchmarking Learning Abroad (BLA)
Benchmarking Public Domain (BPD)

Years project conducted: 2023, 2024, 2025

The Australian Universities International Directors’ Forum (AUIDF) have commissioned Studymove to power the analysis and reporting for the thee important benchmarking projects in collaboration with Australian universities.  

Australian universities have been leaders in the use and execution of benchmarking analysis to improve their international marketing and recruitment strategies, and to obtain a competitive advantage in the market. Studymove is honoured to be able to assist Australian universities in these various data collaboration projects and provide them with data to assist with process improvement, resource allocation, informing and updating senior management, decision making around planning, HR, staffing and restructuring.


International Education Benchmark for New Zealand 

Years project conducted: 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2022, 2023

Studymove is honoured to be chosen to conduct an annual and comprehensive international education benchmark with Education New Zealand and all eight New Zealand universities. The Benchmark focuses on all aspects of international student recruitment and on international student mobility. This analysis supports the development of international education strategies for all New Zealand universities and assists in the creation of government policies into the future. 


Student Conversion in New Zealand 

Years project conducted: 2019

This benchmark analysis provided a better understanding of the varied conversion strategies used to assist in the recruitment of international students and to identify best practice which will enhance current and future strategies for New Zealand universities.


International Mobility Benchmark 

Years project conducted: 2016, 2018, 2019

This study is the first high-level attempt to take a snapshot of short-term international learning mobility strategies at a global level.


This study provides a useful tool to facilitate peer learning activities among the participating institutions. These universities are invited to participate in an International Consortium of Universities who shares the information to enhance their current and future international learning mobility strategies.

Nine large international universities participated in the study in 2018:

  • The University of Auckland – New Zealand
  • The University of Melbourne – Australia
  • The University of Minnesota - USA
  • Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore - Italy
  • University of Copenhagen – Denmark
  • University of Glasgow - UK
  • University College Dublin - Ireland
  • University of Toronto - Canada
  • University of Nottingham - UK


American Benchmark for Learning Abroad 

Years project conducted: 2019

This project aims to support institutional decision-making in Learning Abroad through the collection and analysis of data on participation, operations and funding for credit and non-credit education abroad programs. Seven Large US public universities with more than 1,250 students participating in for credit and non-credit Learning Abroad programs will join in the new data collaboration project. 


International learning mobility benchmark report - The Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) 

Years project conducted: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Studymove worked with thirteen member universities of The Big Ten Academic Alliance in conducting a benchmark exercise focused on international learning mobility activities. 

The goal of this study was to develop a yearly report which contains detailed information about the international mobility strategies implemented by BTAA member universities. The study aims to go beyond the annual data reported for the 'IIE Open Doors Survey' in order to create an additional set of institutional data, which supports program management and policy decision-making.

Specifically, the objective was to capture the entire scope of international learning mobility activities supported by member institutions including non-credit activities, international student participation, and other key policy-related data. Thirteen BTAA member universities are currently participating in the benchmark study.



Contact us
International Student Recruitment Benchmark International Education Benchmark New Zealand
International Mobility Benchmark International Mobility Benchmark
Big Ten Learning Abroad Benchmark Big Ten Learning Abroad
Student Conversion Benchmark Student Conversion Benchmark
American Benchmark for Learning Abroad American Benchmark for Learning Abroad


Contact us

We are happy to help!

Contact us to learn more about our range of services and find out how we could assist you to develop and enhance your international education strategy.