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Need to Balance Europe-Asia Student Flows

By Yojana Sharma

Education ministers from more than 40 European and Asian countries met in Copenhagen last week to discuss how to balance the flow of students between the two continents – a movement heavily biased towards Asian students studying in Europe.

Country representatives from both Europe and Asia said improving mutual recognition of higher education qualifications was a key factor for more balanced mobility, in particular to attract more European students to study in Asia, as was better information on the quality of higher education in receiving countries.

“Through quality assurance and recognition we can have proper balanced mobility of staff and students within Asia and Europe,” said Rajhan Mustafa, Director General of Malaysia’s Ministry of Higher Education.

The third Asia Europe meeting (ASEM) of education ministers heard that the number of Asian students on courses, including short exchanges, in Europe was around six times higher than the number of students from Europe going to Asia.

Continued at: http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20110513191011657

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