Chief Executive Officer, i-graduate
i-graduate founder Will Archer directs the world's largest study of international students, tracking student opinion and reporting in confidence to universities across the globe. Adopted by governments and universities across 5 continents the International Student BarometerTM has taken feedback from more than 1,000,000 students of 190 nationalities. Related studies compare perceptions of prospective students, alumni, education agents, staff and employers.
Will worked for 15 years as adviser to multinational corporations and governments on international recruitment, before founding i-graduate in 2005, with the goal of improving the education experience for students and educators worldwide.
Publications include "Working in the European Union", comparing higher education and recruitment practices across the EU (European Commission, 2003), "Attitudes to Recruitment and Retention - a study of senior managers" (Financial Times, 2004), "Mission Critical? Modernising HR in Higher Education" (HEPI, 2005), "The Market for International Research Students" (UUK, 2008), "Graduate Employability: what do employers think and want?" (CIHE, 2008), "Global Horizons and the Role of Employers" (CIHE, 2008); "Asia's Learning Tribes" (2008) and "Enhancing the International Student Experience" (UUK, 2010).
An alumnus of London Business School and TVU, Will is a trustee and board member of HECSU and a member of the Council for Industry and Higher Education. He is non-executive chairman of Tokyo-based strategy group GTF.