AUCC calls for international education strategy

November 3, 2010

A new brochure from the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada shows that foreign student enrolment in Canadian universities has risen for the fifteenth year in a row, with an increase of 10% this year. There are now 90,000 full-time international students studying at Canadian universities, triple the number of students who came to Canada in 1998. Despite this success, the US, the UK, and Australia continue to outpace Canada in recruiting international students. "Canada needs a national strategy and government investment to aggressively build Canada's brand and to help attract the best and brightest students from around the world," says AUCC president Paul Davidson. AUCC News Release | The Value of a Degree in a Global Marketplace