An online search for university studies in Ireland revealed that nearly 40% of students studying abroad are studying in the United States.
The data was released by the UK’s National Centre for Research and Analysis of E2020, a group that provides research for government, industry and academia.
It was part of the NCAE’s 2016 study of university students studying in countries around the world.
It showed that the proportion of students from the United Kingdom studying abroad increased from just over 3% in 2015 to more than 12% in 2020.
The study found that the most popular destination for UK students studying overseas was the US, followed by China, Canada, the Netherlands and Australia.
“The study highlights the huge potential of the UK and Ireland for students from around the globe to study and live in a low-cost, low-stress environment in a safe and supportive environment,” said the NRCAE’s CEO, Dr Mary Coughlan.
“We are pleased to see so many young people are choosing to study in the UK, and our research shows that it is a very cost-effective, high-quality environment.”
It’s an exciting time for the UK as we embark on our new relationship with the US.
The UK is poised to become a more dynamic and global partner in a very challenging time for our economy and our global society.
“Professor Martin Kelly from the University of Cambridge’s School of Government said: “We know that there are significant challenges for UK universities, especially in areas like the arts, in terms of the quality of teaching, the diversity of student populations, and the availability of a high quality of learning.
“He said there was a strong demand for UK academics to be able to travel to the US and study abroad in order to further their research and knowledge.”
There’s an acute need to bring together research students from across the world in the US,” he said.”
For the UK to remain a leading destination for students, it’s critical that universities are able to share this knowledge, collaborate on research and develop their own research programmes, both within and outside the UK.””
We must also ensure that universities, particularly the more prestigious ones, have the funding to recruit the best talent and that they have the resources to recruit staff, including in-house experts.