Cyprus is building traction in the higher education sector as it slowly attracts more foreign students.
While addressing the graduation ceremony of postgraduates students at the University of Cyprus, President Nicos Anastasiades revealed developments on the country’s progress in this area.
In the academic year 2012-13, there were 32,000 students and 8,000 of them were foreign students from the European Union and third world countries. This number grew to 48,000 students in the year 2017-18, where half were already non-Cypriots.
Now there are 51,000 students in higher education, and 27,000 of them are foreign students.
Further reports from the European Commission also showed that Cyprus had one of the highest completion rates in higher education at 57.1 percent, which is notably higher than the EU’s average of 40.7 percent.
“This fact is indicative of the quality and high level of our students and graduates, as well as of our academic institutions and the education they offer,” he said.
The President acknowledged the University of Cyprus as an educational and cultural institution. He added that ever since its founding, the university has always strived for quality education, research, and innovation, as well as continues to achieve excellence and maximize its scientific achievements.
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