Mathies Charles, academy research fellow

Mathies Charles, academy research fellow
RUU A323


Educational systems and society research area
Higher education studies team (HIEST)
Migration, mobilities and internationalization (miNET)
Charles Mathies is an Academy of Finland Research Fellow based at the Finnish Institute for Educational Research. Dr. Mathies' research focuses on the role of global markets, politics, and infrastructures in the movement of knowledge, data, and people. His current research grant is focused on international student migration and mobility in Finland and Europe. Dr. Mathies is an Associate Editor for the Journal of International Students (JIS) and sits on the editorial boards for Tertiary Education and Management journal (TEAM) and New Directions in Institutional Research (NDIR). For 2021-2025 he represents (1 of 2) Finland on the Management Committee for the EU COST ACTION "European Network on International Student Mobility: Connecting Research and Practice". For 2020-2021 he was Finland's representative in the Expert Group of OECD's  project "Reducing the precarity of researchers' careers".  He previously has held multiple university management positions in Europe and the United States primarily focused on strategic planning, data analytics, and institutional research. Dr. Mathies has published, taught, consulted and facilitated workshops globally on topics ranging from international student migration and mobility to higher education policy, strategic and institutional planning and data analytics.


Research Interests:
International student migration and mobility
Educational policy
Academic Science Enterprise (publishing, knowledge production, etc.)
Higher education data usage and analytics
Evaluation and data - quantitative modeling (applied)
Political economy and higher education


Selected recent publications:
Weimer, L. & Mathies, C. (in press). Internationalisation at home: Critical analysis of challenges, tensions, and obstacles in Finnish higher education. In Leon Cremonini, John Taylor, & K.M. Joshi (Eds.)  Converging internationalization: Reconfiguring global higher education in the 21st century. Springer.
Mathies, C. & Karhuhen , H. (2021). International student migration in Finland: The role of graduation on staying. Journal of international students. Online first.
Mathies, C. (2021). Being an academic and engaging in social change. Liikkeessä yli rajojen (in motion across borders)
Mathies, C., & Karhuhen, H. (2021). Do they stay or go? Analysis of international students in Finland. Globalisation, societies, and education. 19 (3), 298-310.
Mathies, C., Kivistö, J., & Birnbaum, M. (2020). Following the money? Performance-based funding and the changing publication patterns of Finnish academics. Higher Education. 79, 21-37.
Mathies, C. & Karhunen, H. (2019). Suomeen valmistumisen jälkeen jääneet tutkinto-opiskelijat tilastojen valossa. Kotoutumisen kokonaiskatsaus 2019. Työ-ja elinkeinoministeriö: Helsinki. 73-82.
Ballo, A., Mathies, C., & Weimer, L. (2019). Applying student development theories: Enhancing international student academic success and integration. Journal of comparative and international higher education. 11, Winter, 18-24.