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The UK prime destination for international students, second only to US
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Published on 25-06-13

Data from a joint European Commission/OECD report released today shows that the UK share in the international students' market grew by more than 2% over a decade (2000-2011) and is now second only to the United States.

    The UK prime destination for international students, second only to US

    The UK tops the good performers' table on two other criteria – public spending in education and levels of private funding in university education. Between 2008 and 2010, public expenditure on education as a percentage of total public expenditure grew by 9% – the third largest increase among OECD countries after Australia (14%) and Iceland (13%) – while on average among OECD countries, it remained essentially unchanged. Private funding in the UK for all levels of education has more than tripled – and nearly quadrupled for tertiary education – between 2000 and 2010.

    The figures come from Education at a Glance – an annual assessment that analyses the education systems in 34 OECD member countries, including 21 EU member states.

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