Back in the old days a nation might have had its power measured by the amount of oil or coal that it was producing and exporting around the world, these days this may as well be measured by the pure amount of graduate students a country releases each year.
In recent years the amount of people taking up college and university places has increased at a growing rate around the world. It is estimated that the top 34 developed countries in the world have seen their rates of graduation almost double since 1990.
One of the countries that have seen the largest upward spiral has been China; back in the late 90’s only about one million students had taken up residence in university or college. China has now grown within just one decade and is now the largest university provider in the world with recent reports showing 34.4 million graduates released and seeking gainful employment in the past four years alone.
This expansion and growth in recent years within the education industry has been called the fastest expansion in human history by the president of Yale University.
Something that is also linked to the growth of graduates is university globalisation, this refers to universities who not only openly recruit students from other countries but also offer anything from partnerships to the teaching of foreign languages both in their buildings and online.
An example of this could be Chinese students taking degrees in other countries such as Finland that are taught in English. One such country that is making the most of this and pushing for overseas applications is Qatar; it has a purpose build education city that hosts seven different universities all accepting overseas students with plans to expand further.
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