Fewer foreign students in public universities – Report

A large number of foreign students who decide to pursue higher education in Bangladesh are choosing private universities over public ones, writes Rashid Al Ruhani for the Dhaka Tribune.

Last year, there were 355 foreign students at 19 public universities while the number was 1,927 at 34 private universities, according to a University Grants Commission report.

The commission’s report attributed the increasing number of overseas students at private universities mainly to massive digitalisation of higher education. There are 37 public and 95 private universities in the country. Jagannath University’s Vice-Chancellor Dr Mizanur Rahman pointed out that the private universities ran campaigns abroad to attract students. “We [public universities] do not have that option.”
Full report on the Dhaka Tribune site