Longitudinal analyses of education and training (LABB) The pandemic has not halted the increase in the number of new international students at higher education institutions
11.01.2022 - Thanks to the reputation of its education system, each year Switzerland welcomes an ever-growing number of international students into its higher education institutions. In 2020, despite the crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on global mobility, the number of new international students continued to rise (+4% compared with 2019). For 2021, initial estimates show trends similar to those of 2020. These are the main findings of a new publication from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).
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The pandemic has not halted the increase in the number of new international students at higher education institutions
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L'arrivée des étudiants internationaux dans les hautes écoles suisses