William Archer, 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, his team benchmarks student and stakeholder perceptions using proprietary survey instruments.
Adopted by governments and universities across 5 continents, the International Student Barometer™ has taken feedback from more than 400,000 students of 190 nationalities. Related studies compare perceptions of prospective students, alumni, education agents, staff and employers.
Will worked previously for 15 years as an adviser to multinational corporations and governments on international recruitment, researching and recruiting talent across Asia, Africa, North America and Europe.
In 2005 he founded i-graduate, 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) and “Asia’s Learning Tribes” (2008).
An alumnus of London Business School and Thames Valley University, 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.
i-graduate work with 104 UK universities and over 500 education institutions in 16 countries, to track, benchmark and improve the student experience through the International Student Barometer survey.
We also run other ongoing studies including the Alumni Barometer.