Students from India and China are largest in number OCED countries
According to a report published in the Business Standard, the maximum number of students belong to India and China in Organization for Economic and Development (OCED) countries. It is an organization which consists of members from 33 nations.
The Indian students prefer US the most as a place for tertiary and higher education. 6.8 per cent of all international students are Indians that are enrolled in OCED. While the share of China accounts to 17 per cent. This means that the number of Indian students is almost the double, who visit US for their tertiary education. Another statistics shows that 15.2 per cent of the international students in America are from India. Similarly 11.5 of international students are Indians in Australia.
Apart from U.S and Australia, the other nations where the students mostly go are Austria, New Zealand, Switzerland and the UK. The Secretary-General of OCED is of the opinion that the countries performing best in the system of education often serve as benchmark for success. The national standards are not only taken into account.
The OECD’s annual Education at a Glance study found that, 2.6 million foreign students were enrolled in these countries in the year 2008.
It is a proven fact that economic downturn adversely effects those who have low level of education. The percentage of those jobless who had not done even their high school increase by five percent in OECD countries. On the other hand, unemployment level rose by just 2 percent among those with tertiary degrees.
The report throws light on the point that the US gets the highest number of international students at 18.7 per cent. After this comes the number of U.K with 10 per cent and then Germany with 7.3 per cent.
In 1975, there was 0.8 million students enrolled outside their country of citizenship. It has increased to 2.9 million in 2005 and to 3.3 million in 2008. All this shows rising level of internationalization in education.