European Union - Erasmus: latest statistics published

In 2012/13, a record 270,000 higher education students studied or trained abroad under Erasmus, then part of the EU's Lifelong Learning Programme and now part of Erasmus+. The latest statistics show that, whilst studying at a university is the most common way to participate, one in five students opted for a job placement. Spain, Germany and France were the most popular destinations and the countries sending the highest proportion of their student population were Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, Finland, Latvia and Spain. The majority of particpants followed undergraduate programmes, whilst around a third undertook postgraduate studies.  Academic and administrative staff (52,600) and business employees (500) also received funding to teach or train abroad.

Another record-breaking year for Erasmus  
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This article is drawn from a forthcoming edition of Education in the News.

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