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25% international students in OECD region are from China or India

Individuals from China and India make up one-fourth of total international students in the OECD region, a grouping of mostly developed nations. These students are also an important source of future labour migration, Paris-based think tank OECD said today.

“The share of migrants from Asia among immigrants to OECD countries rose from 27 per cent in 2000 to 31 per cent in 2010, with China alone accounting for about 10 per cent. “China and India between them also account for 25 per cent of international students in OECD countries,” OECD said.

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) is a grouping of 34 nations that include the US, the UK and Germany. According to its report titled ‘The 2012 International Migration Outlook’, OECD nations might be getting lesser number of skilled workers from Asia since that region itself is developing.

“In the long-term, as Asia develops and offers more attractive jobs locally and itself attracts more skilled workers from abroad, OECD countries will be less able to rely on this steady stream of skilled workers,” the report noted…

via China, India make up for 25% international students in OECD region – Economic Times.

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