Reino Unido: Foreign university students: ill they still come?

Reino Unido: Foreign university students: ill they still come?
A fast-growing industry in which Britain is a world beater: what could go wrong? Sadly, rather a lot

Demand for higher education is booming around the world. In rich countries like Britain, the number of university students increases every year, and still there are not enough places for all who want one. In fast-growing economies such as China and India, wealthy families can now afford to send their offspring to university but world-class institutions are too few. Whether students cannot find what they want at home or prefer what they see abroad, they are becoming more mobile.

The OECD, a rich-country think-tank, reckons that in 1980 over a million students were enrolled at universities and colleges outside their country of origin. Two decades on, the figure had almost doubled; less than a decade after that, it had tripled. (Sigue)

The Economist, 06/08/10

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