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International students to DK tripled in 10 years

Numbers continue to rise. Head of the Youth Goodwill Ambassador Corps hopes they will remain in Denmark

The number of international students coming to Denmark to study has tripled over the past decade, reports and

New Ministry of Education figures show that 22,135 foreign nationals were in full-time education in Denmark in 2011, attracted here for three main reasons, according to Nicholas Lubanski, upcoming director of Copenhagen Capacity’s talent scouting and head of the Youth Goodwill Ambassador Corps network: The Danish welfare state, the green agenda, and teaching methods that involve lots of group work.

»Obviously it’s extremely interesting that so many students choose Denmark, but what’s more relevant is to get them integrated into the labour market so they stay here and contribute to growth,« said Mr Lubanski to the free daily, MetroXpress.

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