The chart shows the percentage of students coming from other European countries, measured on the total university student population, who are enrolled in tertiary education, either in Erasmus programs or national degree programs of the hosting country.
Share of international students has increased over the past few years in most of the selected countries
Share of international students has increased over the past few years in most of the selected countries. The increase has been particularly relevant in countries such as Belgium, Denmark and the Netherlands, while traditionally popular destinations for international students, such as the United Kingdom, have displayed a more stable trend. Share of Erasmus students has instead remained quite constant over time.
The boom in student mobility may have been consequent to the gradual enhancement of integration in the European tertiary education system, following the implementation of the Bologna process, introduced in 1999 and aimed at standardizing curriculum in higher education, making it easier for students to move across the countries of the Union.
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