How to Attract International Students?

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To expand the skilled workforce, countries need to
attract skilled migrants. One way of doing this is by
attracting and retaining international students. Empirical
evidence suggests that concerns about brain drain—
that is, the emigration of highly qualified workers—are
overblown and that student migration can positively
affect economic growth in both sending and receiving
countries. However, migrants themselves reap most of
the gains, through higher earnings. So that in the end,
international student mobility can be beneficial for all
participants: migrating students and those who remain at
home, as well as home and host societies.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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