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Italian universities discuss how to attract international students

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Rising demand for foreign students is driving competition to attract talent, event hears

As part of ongoing efforts among Italian universities to appeal more to international students and faculty, Luiss University held an event on 5 April in Rome for experts in research, education and business to discuss the topic.

According to figures quoted at the meeting, by 2025 it is estimated there will be at least 8 million international students studying around the world. This would be a four-fold increase since 2000, attendees heard. They were told that China and India are the largest source of international students, but Africa is also a region of growth.

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