Poland's foreign student population soars amid Ukraine chaos
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Poland’s universities saw international student numbers soar by nearly a third to a record high in 2014, as war in Ukraine sent many youngsters across the border.
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As many as 46,100 foreign students were enrolled at Polish universities at the end of 2014, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) said on Wednesday. The figure is more than 10,000 higher than a year earlier, an increase by nearly a third.
Ukrainians accounted for just over half of the total after a 55 percent jump to 23,400.
The second-largest group of foreign students in Poland are Belarussians at 4,100.
Foreigners still account for a mere 3 percent of the student population, though this is sharply up from 2.3 percent a year earlier. (an)