Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Why are American universities coming to India?

For a variety of economic, political and educational reasons, leaders of American colleges are finding it increasingly worth their time to visit India, where they are trying to attract more students, negotiate distance learning agreements, set up joint ventures and raise money.

India has long been a place of study for scholars of the region’s history, religions and cultures. And India has long been a major supplier of foreign students for American colleges, but the numbers have shot up dramatically in the last decade, such that India now sends more students to the United States than any other country and students from India now make up 14 percent of all foreign students in the United States (double the share of 10 years ago).

From this information-packed news story by Scott Jaschik over at Inside HigherEd.