Universities lag in foreign student numbers – Study

According to the study The Shape of Global Higher Education: International comparisons with Europe, conducted recently by the British Council, Greek universities lag behind other European universities in regard to the number of foreign students they attract, writes Nick Kampouris for the Greek Reporter.

The study focused on three main issues: the number of foreign students a country attracts, the research cooperation in which it engages, and cross-border education. Greek universities received 0.62 out of 1.00 in the combined score for these three factors, putting them in 15th place among 20 countries from around the world.

In terms of actual numbers of foreign students who choose Greece for their studies, the results are disappointing. Not only has the total of students fallen since the financial crisis, but the vast majority of foreign students in the country are either Cypriot nationals or students with foreign passports, who are living in Greece permanently.
Full report on the Greek Reporter site