Beijing aims to attract 180,000 international students in 2020

February 27, 2012

According to the Beijing Municipal Education Commission, the Chinese capital plans to attract over 180,000 exchange students in 2020, an increase of 112% over the current figure. A plan recently issued by the commission aims to examine a new way to administer exchange students and provide better services for students wishing to study in Beijing in the coming years. As per the plan, the city will boost international enrolment in the next 9 years, promote co-operation between schools in Beijing and abroad, and offer more summer and winter educational programs for international students. Official data indicate that 81 universities in Beijing hosted exchange students from 184 nations last year. Xinhuanet