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Oct 15, 2019 | Media Coverage

Pick quality, not bargains

Svend Janssen, Head of Asia, Western Union Business Solutions contributed to an article on the increase in tuition fees and its effect on international students desire to study abroad.

By Lisa Kao - The Standard Hong Kong

Getting into university isn't just about cramming to get good grades. It's also about paying lots of money in tuition fees, according to a recent report by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, which looked at 36 countries, including the United States, Australia, Japan and South Korea.

The report found that students are spending 1.7 times more per student on tertiary level education than non-tertiary level education. It cited as reasons the scale and multi-purpose function of universities as sites of teaching and research.

Many factors influence costs and thus tuition fees. OECD's Education at a Glance 2019 states that some of them include "salaries of the teachers and researchers; development of digital learning and non-teaching services; investments to support internationalization; and amount and type of research activities undertaken by faculty and staff."

Read the entire article at the Standard