Mystery of Chinese immigrants who excel at schoolby Annalisa Lista - 2017.02.16
Not all immigrants are the same. It becomes apparent when you compare the Asian and the North Afrigan immigrants living in France. While the national average in France for those with a college degree is 27%, 43% of the Chinese and 35% of the Vietnamese living in France have their degrees. While among the Tunisians, Algerians, and Moroccans across The Alps, who are represented in greater numbers in France, we see less than 20% with college degrees. These are the data that emerge from the latest report on the educational level of the new arrivals in France (INED). The outstanding performance levels of the Asian immigrants is not surprising, given that they have exhibited similar outcomes in other countries that have hosted them, such as in the U.S.A.
Four new facts on US immigration recently published
Immigration never ceases to amaze. In fact, from the Migration Policy Institute of Washington, four new facts have emerged concerning the flow of immigrants to the U.S.A. - Between 1990 - 2015 the number of immigrants with a college degree more than tripled, going from 3.1 million to 11.1 million. To Read More.
They become writers, if they come as children, otherwise engineers
It is linguistic competence that determines the future professions of immigrants. According to a recent study conducted by Duke University, the greater knowledge there is of the idioms of the host country, the more an immigrant will lean towards professions such as journalist or teacher, which require a high level Read More.
Feeling not welcome, they are leaving before they are thrown out
In post-Brexit England, one better think about prevention instead of medical care. This is probably what 10,000 foreign physicians across The Channel were thinking. Who revealed in a recent survey conducted by the British Medical Association, that they are getting ready to leave the land of Her Majesty, before the Read More.
For attracting foreign talent, Italy is world’s black sheep
Italy's real problem is not that its university graduates go abroad, but, rather, with the fact that few come from abroad to Italy. The country is in 40th place in the world classification of countries that most attract talent (Global Talent Competitiveness Index 2017). With a negative balance between talented Read More.
Muslims in Ireland are better educated than general population
Ireland’s Muslims are more educated on average than non-Muslims. According to the 'Religion and Education Around the World report' by the Washington-based Pew Research Centre, Ireland was one of few exceptions in Europe with Muslims completing an average of 11.8 years of schooling. The study says that Ireland’s economic boom Read More.
The empire in decline is still #1 destination for foreign students
The country may be in decline, but the US is still the most powerful magnet for students across the world. In the academic year 2014/2015 the number of foreign students enrolled at American universities and colleges exceeded a record one million: 10 per cent more than the previous year. There Read More.